101 Best Things To Do With Kids In Las Vegas

  1. Let their imaginations run wild at the Discovery Children’s Museum by participating in the fantasy festival, construct a building in an eco-city and much more.
  2. Hit bombs at the popular family-friendly TopGolf Las Vegas tucked in behind the MGM grand resort. Embedded computer chips in the balls track your shot with lots of game modes to choose from.
  3. Immerse yourself in the world of Marvel with the interactive and educational exhibits at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  4. Try super fun indoor skydiving inside a vertical wind tunnel at Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
  5. Soar 550ft above the ground on the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the world and soak up 360 degrees views of Las Vegas.
  6. Spend an afternoon playing some games at the Pinball Hall of Fame. It’s free to enter but bring cash to convert to quarters with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
  7. Satisfy that sweet tooth and explore the four-level chocolate wonderland at the The Las Vegas M&M experience. Highlights include the Nascar M&M stock car and 3D movie.
  8. Get away from the city crowds and head to Red Rock Canyon for a fun active family activity. There is a car park fee but you can stay as long as you wish. Alternatively, you can choose from a number of Red Rock Canyon Tours, you can pick from scooters, mountain bikes and electric bikes.
  9. Visit the Downtown Container Park where there is something for everyone including shops, restaurants, outdoor concert space, bars and a fantastic playground with a treehouse in the middle.
  10. Enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the city from the viewing deck of the 46-story Eiffel Tower. A family-friendly attraction and you can take in the Las Vegas light shows from high above.
  11. Lick your lips at over 800 candy and chocolate confections at Hershey’s Chocolate World. The kids will love starring in their own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV and don’t miss the giant milk chocolate Statue of Liberty.
  12. Explore 14 shark habits and shipwreck at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. You can dip your fingers into the touch pool and touch rays, crabs, sharks and many more.S
  13. Step outside the Strip and the whole family will love the fantastic Springs Preserve, pulling together science, nature and history in an educational environment. Highlights include 180 acres of botanical gardens, walking trails, huge collection of Mojave Desert cacti, seasonal butterfly pavilion and so much more.
  14. Swim, slide and surf at Cowabunga Bay, 25 acres of pure beach party vibes. There’s plenty to keep all ages happy, thrilling rides like Wild Surf for the teenagers and Kids Cove, a shallow beach area for the little ones.
  15. Learn about the casino history of Las Vegas at the Neon Museum. Best suited for children older than 10 the attraction is centred around the Neon boneyard, home to more than 200 vintage signs and marquees from glory years gone by.
  16. Head to Las Vegas Farm, 20 miles from the strip, where the kids can interact (and feed some) with peacocks, pigs, horses, tortoises, turkeys, chickens and much more. You can produce local produce such as eggs, honey and seasonal vegetables.
  17. See medieval warriors on horseback, jousting and going into battle with shields, swinging chains and swords. The Tournament of Kings, at Excalibur, immerses a 900 strong audience in this spectacle of dinner and show in the tales of King Arthur.
  18. Burn off some energy and enjoy free entry to the Children’s Park at Town Square. You ‘ll see a Pop Jet fountain splash pad, tree house, bakery playhouse, a hedge maze and lots more to keep you entertained.
  19. See the iconic Bellagio Fountains expertly choreographed to lights and music. Over 1,000 fountains, 22 million gallons of water starts every 15-30 minutes and shoots water nearly 500 feet into the air.
  20. Wander through the beautiful Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens, home to one of the most elegant hotels in Las Vegas. It’s open 24 hours a day with free entry. The atrium is redesigned four times each year to reflect each season with 90% of the flora being recycled.
  21. Feel the need for speed? Jump in an electric powered go kart at Pole Position Raceway and hurtle around the track at speeds of up to 45 MPH. Each driver receives a printed sheet showing your average lap time, fastest lap and over all race results – perfect for a little family friendly rivalry.
  22. Enjoy a free light show and watch the Mirage Volcano shooting fire in the air and spewing smoke with thunderous sound effects.
  23. See the splendour of the vibrant Chilean flamingos only a short walk from the slot machines. The children will love the daily feeding and you can also see ducks, turtles, ki and swans. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is free to explore.
  24. Learn about the region’s cultural and natural history heritage at the Nevada State Museum.
  25. Cool off in the heat at Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas that appeals to children of all ages. The park opens for around 125 days a year with 27 slides and 10 unique attractions. There’s a number of rides to suit those adrenaline seekers. And if you’re looking for something a little more sedate, float down the Colorado Cooler lazy river or swim the Red Rock Bay.
  26. Show the kids the toys that were part of your childhood at The Toy Shack. Reminiscence with 100s of vintage toys from the 80s including Transformers, M.A.S.K, TMNT, GI Joe and many more.
  27. Spend a day at Adventuredome, America’s largest indoor theme park. It is located inside the Circus Circus resort featuring roller coasters, bumper cars and 25 rides and attractions. It’s open all year round and comes to life even more so during the October, when it turns into “Fright Dome” an alternative Halloween-themed park.
  28. Take in a family friendly show at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. Shows for kids have included the Nutcracker, Matilda The Musical, Peter Pan themed Neverland and many more. It’s located next door to the Discovery Children’s Museum.
  29. Let off steam at Jumpers Jungle, an indoor children’s playground decked out with inflatables and bouncy castles.
  30. Game to your heart’s content at the 30,000 square foot Hyper X ESports Arena inside the Luxor Hotel. There’s a vast selection of PCs and gaming consoles, a vintage video game bar and a 50-foot LED video wall. You can purchase tickets by the hour, day or weekend.
  31. Leave the strip and enjoy the great outdoors where you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, picnics, hikes, desert scapes, sport fishing and lots more. Lake Mead is approximately 24 miles from Las Vegas and located on the Colorado River.
  32. Travel back in time to experience life during Titanic’s only voyage. You’ll see a 15 ton piece of the ship’s hull and a stunning replica of the ship’s Grand Staircase, passenger cabins and promenade deck. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is located at the Luxor Hotel.
  33. Visit the most popular hot spring located in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area. You’ll see mineralized waterfalls from almost vertical canyon walls at over 100 degrees. Arizona Hot Springs is downstream from Ringbolt Rapids on the Colorado River near the Hoover Dam.
  34. Zoom past a replica of the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty at the Big Apple Coaster. Perfect for any adrenaline junkies in the family you can also upgrade the experience by strapping on a VR headset to do battle with alien invaders. This coaster is located in the New York New York hotel.
  35. Meet life size replicas of your favorite celebrities, pop and sport stars at the world famous Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located in the Venetian hotel. Of most interest to children will be the Marvel Superheroes area featuring Spider-Man and The Hulk along with a 4D theater experience that includes smells, water and wind. This version of Madame Tussauds was the first in the United States.
  36. Get up close (4ft!) to lions and a host of other animals at the Lion Habitat Ranch, a lion sanctuary located minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip in nearby Henderson. If you’re lucky you may even get to see these amazing creatures feed. Exotic animals include a giraffe, emus, ostriches and many birds. The sanctuary was also home to the original MGM lions.
  37. Be serenaded by authentic gondoliers as you float past faux Italian architecture and facades. Although seen as a romantic option for couples, the four-person boat Gondola rides at the Venetian are also perfect for families too.
  38. Feed the family with delicious Chicago style pizza from the iconic Giordanos located in the the Grand Bazaar Shops.
  39. Head to Primm Valley 40 miles south of Las Vegas to one of the best theme parks in Nevada. Highlights include the Adventure Canyon Log Flume featuring a 35-foot drop that will get the heart racing. You’ll also be given an electronic gun to shoot at bandits during this interactive adventure.
  40. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory located east of the Strip just beyond the Henderson border. You’ll experience behind-the-scenes chocolate making tours, tasting rooms, class and a wonderful chocolate shop. Venture outside and wander through four acres of desert landscapes with more than 30 species of plant life in a lovely Cactus Botanical Garden.
  41. Strike out and hit the Brooklyn Bowl for family ten pin fun located at the LINQ Promenade. There’s over 80,000 square feet of bowling, drinking and eating. There’s also a 2,400 person capacity showroom for live performances.
  42. Kids will love this this fun, glow in the dark play area at Glowzone. Highlights include Bazooka Ball (like paintball but not painful!), bowling, arcade games, bumper cars and mini-golf. For older children there’s a laser maze, rock climbing, ninja course and the Skyscraper ropes challenge course. For the younger kids there’s a soft city jungle gym, featuring slides within a glowing maze.
  43. Interact and even hold hundreds of creatures from all over the world at Seaquest Interactive Aquarium, located at Boulevard Mall, east of The Strip. You’ll experience marine life from a diverse number of environments, including the Amazon Rainforest, Caribbean Islands and the deserts of Egypt. You can even swim and snorkel with stingrays.
  44. Head to the highest peak in Clark County, Nevada at Mount Charleston ,Take the family on a number of hiking trails, horseback riding or even some modest, seasonal skiiing.
  45. Love Dinosaurs? Your kids will love the Rex Center, a dinosaur themed amusement center with rock climbing, mini golf, laser tag and go kart racing. (Unfortunately, the Rex Center is currently closed).
  46. Dine out with the whole family at this fun, unique experience at the Rainforest Cafe. The kids will love the tropical surroundings and it’s a great chance for them to learn about the environment and endangered animals.
  47. Car lovers will enjoy a free tour at the Shelby American Museum. You’ll get to see a collection of muscle cars and for any budding mechanics in the family you can watch the Shelby mechanics through a large window.
  48. Don’t miss live Mermaid swimming at Silverton Aquarium Mermaids, home to thousands of tropical fish. There’s a 18,000-gallon water feature simulating the Red Rock Canyon’s beautiful rock formations, filled with spectacular Koi. Entry and viewing of the regular mermaid swims is free.
  49. Head out for a family meal at Blueberry Hill, a family owned business serving Las Vegas since 1987.
  50. Take the ‘Barnyard Tour’ at Anderson Dairy, a favorite family attraction in Las Vegas for over 100 years. You’ll see animatronic animals, farm scenery and colorful lightning and learn all about dairy farming and how dairy products are made.
  51. Learn about Area 51’s infamous history on this guided, full day adventure from Las Vegas. Highlights include the top-secret Janet Airlines at Las Vegas International Airport, mysterious dry lake, alien petroglyphs, the mutant Joshua Tree Forest and the Black Mailbox.
  52. Fly the Slotzilla Zipline on Fremont Street where you’ll zoom past the bright lights of the Four Queens, Binion’s and other Vegas Casinos. There are two levels of zip lines to choose and this is a fantastic way to experience the Fremont Street experience.
  53. Take a self guided tour and immerse yourself in the history and importance of the Hoover Dam, only 30 miles east of Las Vegas. You’ll get a 360 degree view of the Dam, Colorado River, Lake Mead and Hoover Bypass Bridge from the Observation Deck. If you’d prefer a guided tour there are dozens to choose.
  54. Inspire the family as you wander past forests of petrified trees and see ancient Aztec petroglyphs carved into the limestone. The Valley of Fire State Park has over 40,000 acres of Aztec sandstone outcrops and limestone rock formations. The park hosts an annual ancient spear throwing competition.
  55. Explore the LINQ Promenade which offers loads to do for kids (and adults) of all ages. There are dining options, restaurant and entertainment options every step. It’s also home to the High Roller, a 550-foot tall observation wheel, the largest in the world.
  56. Walk through the vast Coca-Cola Store Around the World Tasting to find souvenirs and all sorts of Coca-Cola merchandise. You can order a “Tastes of the World” tray to sample sixteen different sodas that are popular across the globe.
  57. Soar above the red mountains with an exhilarating adventure at Bootleg Canyon Ziplines. You can choose from four separate zipline runs that stretch over 8,000 feet of the Mojave Desert and hit up to 60mph,
  58. See free circus acts at Carnival Midway at the Circus Circus hotel and casino hub. It’s perfect for the whole family and you’ll be wowed by feats of strength, aerial silk performances, juggling, slacklining, unicycling, trapeze artists and much more.
  59. Watch the animatronic Fall of Atlantis located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel. The family feud show takes places above the 5,000 gallon aquarium and depicts a family feud and fight over the city of Atlantis.
  60. Walk through five blocks of neon lights beneath the largest LED screen in the world with the Fremont Street Experience. If this isn’t enough to get the kids excited there’s regular light shows, gift shops and staged entertainment every night. There’s also the Slotzilla zipline which has two runs, suitable for adults/older kids and for the younger ones.
  61. Become part of the artwork at the HeadzUP Trick Art Museum. This gallery features sculptures and paintings that allow visitors to look as though they are part of the artwork. The attraction also includes archery tag, escape rooms and DIY workshops where you can take classes on painting and wood signs,
  62. Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum will please any train lovers in the household. The museum is a 25 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip and you can ride along a portion of the same track that once brought supplies to Hoover Dam.
  63. Travel back in time and visit the family friendly Mob Museum that chronicles the history of law enforcement and oganized crime in the US. There’s a Crime Lab Experience and those above 11 can discover DNA profiles and fingerprint analytics.
  64. Experience this unique virtual reality attraction where you’ll step into an interactive and immersive world at The VOID. Star Wars fans can visit the molten planet of Mustafar disguised as Imperial Stormtroopers and you can hep the rebellion recover vital intelligence. Other experiences include Jumanji and Avengers. Recommended for children over 10.

101 Things To Do With The Kids

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Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.