38 Things to do in Las Vegas with Kids

Planning to visit Las Vegas on your next vacation? We've gathered all the fun family things to do and advice you need to plan a great trip to Las Vegas. Find everything from fun attractions and tours to family-friendly hotels. Take a look at what these 10 celebrities moms are up to in Las Vegas.

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Adventuredome: America's largest indoor theme park

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus hotel is America's largest indoor theme park featuring the world's only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster; the El Loco coaster is rated "wild"! Your kids will go wild... 10 AdventureDome tips and for maximum savings read how to save up to $50 on your AdventureDome visit. AdventureDome can also host your child's birthday party! AdventureDome is best for kids aged 6 and up.

 

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Outdoor activities, desert adventures, kayaking...

Take a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon. Explore Death Valley. White water raft down the Grand Canyon or kayak on Black Canyon. Visit aliens at Area 51! There are innumerable tours and outdoor activities in and around Las Vegas sure to excite the entire family.

SlotZilla Zip Line

SlotZilla at Fremont Street Experience is a 12-story zip line and is one of the best things to do in Vegas. There are two ways to fly, the lower "Zipline" and upper "Zoomline."

 

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The Stratosphere Tower

At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. From the observation decks you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas valley. Thrill seekers can enjoy excitement over 100 stories above the ground on the Big Shot thrill ride and the High Roller roller coaster. For the less daring, there is the Strat-O-Fair midway attraction. The Stratosphere Tower is located in the Stratosphere hotel

The Shark Reef

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is not your typical aquarium. It is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. Shark Reef features one of North America's largest displays of sharks and other sea predators and is home to more than 1,200 different species, including 16 different species of sharks, tropical and fresh water fish, reptiles, marine invertebrates and rays.

Hershey's Chocolate World

Free

Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas is two floors of chocolate fun and indulgance! Here you can find all things Hershey's and even get a personalized chocolate bar. Hershey's Chocolate World is located at New York-New York hotel

The Toy Shack

Free

The Vegas Toy Shack specializes in vintage toys from the 80’s. Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT, M.A.S.K and much more. The Toy Shack is located at the Fremont Street Experience

 

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GameWorks

Gameworks Las Vegas
Free

Blast away at GameWorks. GameWorks has 47,000-sq. ft. entertainment with over 250 games, the world's tallest free-standing rock-climbing structure, a full-service restaurant, and two snack bars. GameWorks is located Town Square.

LV Natural History Museum

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Las Vegas Natural History Museum is dedicated to the education of children, adults, and families of the community in the natural sciences-both past and present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a non-profit organization located just north of the Las Vegas Strip.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a state-of-the-art wax museum with figures of some of the world's most prominent celebrities such as Blue Man Group members, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck.

Town Square Children's Park

Free

Just south of Mandalay Bay hotel you'll find what seems like a place that seems like a copy and pasted job out of Southern California and unlike most Las Vegas tourist areas there are no slot machines, table games, or pit bosses. Located adjacent to Town Square Park is the Children's Park which features a Pop Jet fountain, tree house, hedge maze, playhouses, bakery café playhouse, storytelling and boys and girls restrooms designed for children.

Fremont Street Experience

Free

Kink your neck as you watch the world's tallest and biggest lightshow at Fremont Street Experience. Imagine a spectacular computer generated Light and Sound show projected from a space frame 90 feet above you. The Fremont Street Experience is a four-block long canopy that covers the downtown Las Vegas area and serves as a display system for the shows. The canopy houses 2.1 million lights, capable of producing millions of color and concert-quality sound. FSE is also home to the SlotZilla Zip Line, a 12-story, slot machine inspired zip line.

 

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World's Largest Permanent Circus

Free

For one of the best entertainment values in Las Vegas, look to the center stage of the Carnival Midway where Circus Circus Hotel presents the world's largest permanent circus with free, live acts every day! The hallmark of Circus Circus Hotel.

 

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The Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve offers visitors to Las Vegas a reprieve from the casinos, gambling, and hustle and bustle of the Strip. Erected on 180 acres previously filled with natural springs, dried up long ago, the Springs Preserve is filled...

Mirage Volcano

Free

Every fifteen minutes from dusk to midnight, flames shoot into the night sky, spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the waters below and transforming a tranquil waterfall into streams of molten lava. The volcano at The Mirage has been Las Vegas' signature attraction ever since the resort opened in 1989. The show is free to the public. The Mirage volcano erupts every 15 minutes after dark until midnight. This is a spectacle you don't want to miss! The Mirage Volcano is located at the Mirage Hotel.

Swarovski Midnight Celebration

Free

If your kids are allowed to stay up late while in Vegas a midnight show might just be in order. The Swarovski Midnight Celebration is a three-minute-long light-and-sound show designed to mark the dawn of a new day. This attraction brings New Year's Eve-style excitement to the Las Vegas Strip every night of the year. The production incorporates the Swarovski Starburst—a one-of-a-kind, 14-foot-diameter structure composed of 911 custom-cut Swarovski crystal spheres.

Las Vegas' BODIES

Las Vegas' BODIES the Exhibition is stirring up talk all over the place. The Exhibition showcases 13 whole-body specimens and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens. The real human bodies have been meticulously dissected and preserved giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems. Las Vegas' BODIES is located at Luxor Hotel

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

See dolphins frolikin at the Mirage Hotel. This 2.5-million-gallon Dolphin Habitat is home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Its purpose is to provide a healthy and nurturing environment for dolphins, as well as to educate the public about marine mammals and their environment.

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

This seven acre park was voted the RJ's Best of Las Vegas several years in a row! It's pure fun for all ages with four exciting tracks including Go Karts, Kiddie Karts and the state's only Adult Gran Prix and High Banked Oval Sprint Kart Tracks, also featuring Tornado Twister, Dragon Roller Coaster, a 90 ft. Super Fun Slide, huge arcade and Restaurant/Party Room. Open year round and just minutes from the strip. No admission charge.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Free

Just beyond Bellagio's gracious lobby lies the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a kaleidoscope for your senses. You'll want to take a moment to appreciate the intricate detail blooming before your very eyes. Submerge your soul in this magnificent garden abounding in fragrance, texture and color. Row upon row of exotic plants and flowers weave a glorious tapestry displaying the unique highlights of every season and holiday. Located at the Bellagio Hotel

CSI: The Experience

Play the role of a crime scene investigator in this exciting interactive challenge: 3 murders, 15 lab stations, 15 suspects, 3 killers. Based on the hit TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and guided by videos featuring cast members, alongside real-life forensic scientists, you'll be the latest recruit to the world of forensic science. Ages 12+. CSI: The Experience is located at the MGM Grand Hotel

Las Vegas Ice Center

Las Vegas Ice Center

The Las Vegas Ice Center is probably the coldest place in Las Vegas. Located between Durango and Fort Apache traveling west on Flamingo Road from the Las Vegas Strip four miles. The Las Vegas Ice Center has two full size regulation rinks...

Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild is a water theme park located approximately 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The park features 25 slides and attractions. Junior admission (under 42 inches) is $29.99 and general admission is $34.99. Children aged 3 and younger are admitted free.

Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing

Feel the thrill of responding to the colored flags; blue, yellow, red and checkered as you race around the track at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing. The Karts are equipped with Honda 200cc engines which can reach speeds up to 50 mph. Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing is just a short 5 to 10 minute cab ride from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour is open daily from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. For your pleasure, admission is free and tours are self-guide. The Botanical Cactus Garden is only 15 minutes from the "Strip", on the way to...

Eiffel Tower Experience

A signature of the Las Vegas skyline, the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel is an exact reproduction of one of Europe's most famous landmarks, rendered meticulously at 1/2 scale. The Eiffel Tower Experience allows you to ride to the top, where you'll have a stunning, panoramic view of the valley, from 460 feet above ground. Along the way, an experienced elevator operator will point out can't-miss Vegas landmarks, as well as address any questions you may have.

Bellagio Fountains

Free

Experience the most ambitious, commanding water feature ever conceived! Bellagio's world-famous fountains will speak to your heart with opera, classical and whimsical music while flirting with your playful nature through their carefully choreographed movements. The Bellagio Fountains is free and runs Monday through Friday every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays every 30 minutes from noon to 8pm.

Mirage Aquarium

Free

As you check in at the front desk of the Mirage Hotel, you'll be greeted by a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium stocked with angelfish, pufferfish, tangs and other exotic sea creatures - including three different kinds of sharks. Managed by The Mirage Hotel's own aquarium.

Canyon Blaster

Imagine being on the world's largest, indoor, double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster in the U.S. You don't have to just imagine it, head over to Circus Circus Hotel for thrilling, chilling fun. While speeding through the Adventuredome at speeds up to 55 mph, this ride is not for the faint of heart! Just when you catch your breath, the double corkscrews will have you gasping for more. There is a 48" height requirement for this ride.

 

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X Scream

X Scream. At 866 feet, X Scream is the world's third highest thrill ride. Shaped like a giant teeter-totter, X Scream is an open vehicle that propels riders head-first 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Hotel and Tower. X Scream speeds up to 30 miles per hour and then dangles riders weightlessly above the Strip--the view is amazing but so is the urge to s-c-r-e-a-m!!!

SkyDive Las Vegas

The view from 3 miles above the SkyDive Las Vegas is awesome! Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the Strip Hotels and Casinos, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and Four States. Nowhere else in the world can you...

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

At Flyaway, America's first vertical wind tunnel, you can break the bonds of gravity and body fly. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session or as a participant in a...

Serendipity 3

With an old-fashioned ice cream parlor décor, Serendipity 3's setting is colorfully appealing to both adults and children. Serendipity 3 is known for it's New York City location and offers yummie foot-long hotdogs, amazing desserts and it's famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. Serendipity 3 is located at Caesar's Palace hotel

The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is a world-renowned, award-winning, must-see destination in Las Vegas, attracting 500,000 visitors hailing from all 50 states and nearly 35 countries in its first two-plus years. Artifacts integrated throughout the Museum’s interactive exhibits provide an insider’s look into many of organized crime’s biggest names, including, Al Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George Moran, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben Siegel, Sam Giancana, Joe Bonanno, Frank Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Tony Cornero, Whitey Bulger and John Gotti to name just a few.

 

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Big Shot

Big Shot

The Big Shot thrill ride at The Stratosphere Tower and Hotel catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot level up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet. Traveling at 45 miles per hour, riders experience 4G's as they reach the very top, and feel negative G's on the way down.

Titanic Artifact Exhibit

You can relive the calamity in this 25,000-square-foot exhibition at the Luxor Hotel. It plays host to more than 300 artifacts recovered from the wreckage, which rests 12,500 feet below the North Atlantic. The exhibit includes what’s come to be known as “the big piece,” a 15-ton section of the hull, the largest chunk of the Titanic ever recovered. Personal artifacts include postcards from doomed passengers, luggage and glassware.

Laser Quest Las Vegas

Laser Quest. Okay...it's the 21st century so how about some 21st century fun? Get ready...get on that vest with the laser-sensing targets attached, pick up your Laser blaster and you’re ready for action, stalking "the others" through the maze and into a multilevel gaming area, where twists, turns and corners produce heart-stopping moments.

Shark Tank Tours at Golden Nugget

Free

This behind-the-scenes tour conducted by the Golden Nugget marine biologists shows you the inner workings of an incredible 200,000 gallon Las Vegas shark aquarium. Learn what sharks and fish dine on and how the feeding process works. You'll even go home with a souvenir shark tooth.

18 Awesome Family-Friendly Shows in Vegas!

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From action-packed stunts, amazing juggling, family-friendly celebrity tributes and Cirque Du Soleil acrobatics...check out the top shows for children of all ages in Las Vegas.