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Culture crawl in Las Vegas on the cheap

The Barrick, a free cultural Vegas attraction
The Barrick, a free cultural Vegas attraction

When in Las Vegas, visitors should, at least for a day, try to steer away from the cliché tourist destinations like casinos and hotels and try to visit the city's unique array of cultural attractions like the Mob Museum or Neon Museum and Boneyard. An even better option is visiting cultural places without spending a dollar. The list below is a guide to free museums and exhibit halls in Las Vegas, so visitors can experience culture in the city at its cheapest.

CityCenter Fine Art Collection
(3780 Las Vegas Blvd S)
Tourists can find in CityCenter's public spaces one of the world's largest art collections. By strolling around the property, visitors can appreciate the surrounding world-class architecture and also be impressed with the complementary fine art collection on display. The collection includes works from important artists from the 20th and 21st century like Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen, Frank Stella and Henry Moore.

Marjorie Barrick Museum
(4505 S Maryland Pkwy)
The Barrick has almost everything for everyone -- from anthropological collections and visual art displays to an outdoor plant exhibit. The museum features southwestern Native American artefacts, temporary exhibits of modern paintings and artworks and a large-scale garden featuring various plants from the four North American deserts, Australia, South America, Mexico and the Mediterranean.

Shelby Heritage Center
(6405 Ensworth St)
Car enthusiasts can tour the museum cum showroom of Shelby America to view the high-performance machines produced by the late car designer and racer Carroll Shelby. Onsite, visitors can admire the first-class cars like the very first Cobra CSX2000 and newer Shelby models.

Pinball Museum
(1610 E. Tropicana Ave)
Also known as the Pinball Hall of Fame, fans of the game can marvel at rare pinball machines from different eras. The hall flaunts over 200 of these machines that visitors can admire and play with.

Sports Hall of Fame
(18 Fremont St)
Sports buffs can go around Las Vegas Club Casino to browse through a wide array of baseball and football souvenirs such as autographed jerseys to bronzed shoes. The property is home to one of the world's largest private collections of sport memorabilia.

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