10+ Things to Do in Las Vegas for Families
When you think of family-friendly destinations, Las Vegas may not be at the top of your list. In fact, it may not even make your top ten, but you'd be surprised by all the attractions the so-called “Sin City” has to offer families with kids. Contrary to popular belief, you can (and should!) enjoy a vacation in Las Vegas with your family, there are lots of ways to experience the city that don't involve casinos and night clubs. The devilishly delicious buffets will be the only “sinful” thing you do! If you're looking to save on admission to top Las Vegas attractions and tours, pick up a Las Vegas Explorer Pass® for your choice from 10+ of the best area attractions for one low price. Save up to 55% on combined admission prices vs paying at the gate!
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Although Circus Circus is a hotel/casino by night, in the day it is home to the world’s largest permanent circus. The incredible acts you’ll see at this Cirque de Soleil-style family attraction include jugglers, unicyclists, trapeze artists, acrobats, contortionists, and more. Each act lasts about 10 minutes and they take place every half hour (on most days) starting at 11 a.m. Best of all, watching a show is absolutely free.
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing
Stop by the Bellagio Hotel and Casino to see the famous Bellagio Fountains. Kids of all ages love to watch these dancing fountains as they move to a choreographed routine set to different musical tracks. Check this show out at night, as it is more exciting to see when lit up. After you're done checking out the fountain show, step into the Bellagio and head to their art gallery, which is considered one of the best in the city. It's where your favorite art goes on vacation.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Pinball Hall of Fame
Parents will have a blast introducing their kids to the games they used to play back when they were young while visiting the Pinball Hall of Fame, "a place to play pinball the way pinball was meant to be played!" featuring over 200 games. Adults will have fun reliving their childhood, while the kids will have fun testing out games they probably never knew existed. Even if you aren't a pinball wizard, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a worthwhile stop for anyone visting Vegas.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Exhibit
Get up close with some of the world’s most exotic animals at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. This impressive habitat is located at The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Animals residing at this exhibit include white tigers, white lions, leopards and bottlenose dolphins. After exploring the secret garden take time to kick back and wait for the volcano at The Mirage to blow.
If you find yourself enjoying the Fremont Street Experience while in Las Vegas, make time to wander through The Toy Shack. This store specializes in vintage toys from the 80’s and is the perfect opportunity to share with your kids the toys you used to play with at their age. You'll be hit with a wave of nostalgia and may just find yourself on eBay after visiting this unique shop.
Grab a meal at Planet Hollywood for classic, American fare and a very family-friendly atmosphere. The kids will be entertained by the Hollywood-focused surroundings and movie memorabilia.
Take a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel, for 30 minutes of unbeatable, 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown, and beyond. The High Roller will take you to the top of sin city and once you've ridden the wheel you can check out everything that the strip offers.
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