Yes there are still many free attractions in Las Vegas even though everything else has gotten more expensive in recent times. One such free attraction is the Silverton Aquarium which is located at the mountain chalet themed Silverton Hotel & Casino near the South Strip. If you plan on visiting the Silverton and the aquarium i would suggest if you don’t have a car to take a taxi or Uber to the property as its about 4 1/2 miles south of the Mandalay Bay.
The aquarium is a huge 117,000 gallon glass tank filled with tropical fish and is located in the lobby right next to the Bass Pro Shop. The aquarium has three species each of sharks and stingrays as well as the thousands of tropical fish on display. Every day they have interactive feeding sessions where the staff biologist answers guests questions during the feeding show.
The attraction also features Mermaids swimming with the fish with free shows on Thursday through Sunday with them starting at noon every day except Sunday where shows start at 10:30 am.
While you are checking out the aquarium you might also want to check out the entrance from the resort to the Bass Pro Shop which is beautiful in its own right. The display includes an 18,000 gallon water feature modeled after Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon. The rock formations are filled with huge Koi fish as well as a flowing river with other wildlife such as turtles, ducks and sturgeon fish, three other smaller aquariums are located inside the Bass Pro Shop.
These attractions are not ones you are going to spend hours at but they are a nice break from action and crowds on the Strip.
Today at the near Strip Silverton Casino is the last day can get a free baking dish after earning 1,500 points on your players card, to claim the baking dish just swipe your card at a kiosk to receive a coupon to claim it. The Silverton is a smaller nice property near the Strip and while you are their check out the free aquarium for the free dish limit one dish per week and see the Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and information.
At Las Vegas Inside Out we are a fan of getting free stuff when we gamble, well technically its not free as we are gambling but we enjoy things like Klondike ice cream bars or apple pie at El Cortez or things like shirts, jackets, beer coolers etc at locals casino’s. One such deal is today at the near Strip Silverton Casino where today as well as December 14th and 21st you can get a free baking dish after earning 1,500 points on your players card, to claim the baking dish just swipe your card at a kiosk to receive a coupon to claim it. Limit one dish per week and see the Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and information.
The off Strip Silverton resort is offering a free buffet today for all active and retired Military, Nevada Police and Fire as well as NHP members, you just have to be a member of their players club Silverton Rewards and present your service ID to the cashier. If you are a Silverton Rewards member you also get 6X points on slots and reels today as well as 16X points from 8am to 9am and from 3pm to 4pm, before you start playing activate your point multiplier at any kiosk. Gold, Platinum and Diamond Rewards Club member also will get a $10 free dining credit today only this also applies to Gold Fab 50+ members. For more information on these deals contact the Silverton Rewards Club at the property.
The KOMP 92.3 Summer Rock Concert Series starts today at the Silverton with the free concerts continuing every Friday from 7 to 9pm through August 28th. Tonight’s concert is The Blackjacks with next Friday the Paul Charles Band hitting the stage so if you want to check out the Silverton and its large aquarium on a Friday you might want to stick around for the free concert.
Tomorrow at the off Strip Silverton resort is their ‘Shamrock Shindig’ event in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day at their Mermaid Restaurant and Lounge between 5 and 9pm. The event includes $2 green beer and drink specials as well as a dj and karaoke and sports if you think beer pong is a sport. If you plan to visit for the event, one bright spot is there is no cover charge unlike many events across town.
Recently the Silverton an off Strip resort sent a message to its customers that it planned to add a hotel tower to the property. Now more details are coming out and it looks like the Silverton wants to add two towers to the property and make them timeshares. A few years ago when the economy was booming it seemed every new project had at least some kind of timeshare element then the downturn happened and timeshares went unsold across town. The current plan is to add the towers on a parking lot south of the existing parking garage, each of the towers would have 20 rooms per floor for a total of 400 rooms between the two towers. The timeshare element seems a strange choice especially with the 400 rooms being added to an off Strip location but the added rooms will bring more traffic to the rest of the property which does have a cool aquarium for the future timeshare guests to check out.