With dozens of cool activities on the Las Vegas Strip your kids and teens will have a blast!
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 here. Find everything from fun attractions and tours to family-friendly hotels.
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Attractions for Children and Teens
Kid-Safe Shows and Family Friendly Hotels and Family Suites
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Teen Friendly Hotels and Hotels for Energetic Kids
Hotel Childcare Las Vegas
Adventure Dome The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas is America's largest indoor theme park featuring the world's only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster, The Canyon Blaster. Set in a Grand Canyon-styled motif, The Adventuredome...
BODIES the Exhibition
Vegas' BODIES the Exhibition is stirring up talk all over the place. This
fascinating exhibit features real human bodies and has received wide acclaim and
welcomed more than a million visitors in other cities it...
Tiger Habitat at the MirageSiegfried & Roy's famous white tigers are living in style at the Mirage. The sparkling, multi-million dollar habitat offers visitors a free peek at the majestic animals.
Chuck Jones, legendary animator and creator of some of our most memorable
cartoon characters, has been granted his lifelong dream with the
Chuck Jones Experience. Chuck wanted his legacy to include a place where
anyone-especially children-could pursue their artistic abilities in a totally
The Chuck Jones Experience
Manhattan ExpressNew York New York features the Manhattan Express Rollercoaster which takes white-knucklers on an exciting ride that twists, loops and dives around and through the hotel. With heights of 203 ft, drops of 144 ft and speeds up to 67 mph, this attraction is wild! It features the world's first "heartline" twist and dive maneuver, allowing riders to experience the thrilling force of negative g's! Simulating a barrel-roll in a jet fighter, it rolls 180 degrees, hangs 86 feet in the air, then dives back under itself-promising dizzying excitement and white-knuckle thrills! Kids must be at least 54" in height.
Big Shot at Stratosphere
Big Shot at Stratosphere Experience the ultimate in thrill rides when you strap into the Big Shot at the Stratosphere hotel and casino, located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot level up the Tower's mast...
The Artifact Exhibition
The epic story of the "ship of dreams" is revived through
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Viewed by more than 20 million people
worldwide, the Exhibition is among the highest attended in history. The
25,000-square-foot exhibit features numerous items from the Titanic, including
luggage, the ship's whistles, floor tiles from the first-class smoking room, a
window frame from the Verandah Cafe and an unopened bottle of champagne with a
GameWorks Las VegasThis state-of-the-art arcade in Las Vegas is attracting droves of tourists, both young and old. GameWorks. GameWorks, with a dozen locations throughout the country, is a subsidiary of Sega Enterprises and Universal Studios, so visitors know that the...
Inviting guests to "Do the Things that Celebrities Do," Madame
Tussauds Las Vegas immerses visitors in one-of-a-kind, interactive
experiences that create personal memories with some of the world's biggest
icons. Turn Blue is a highly in...
Fremont Street ExperienceFremont Street Experience Since opening in December 1995, the much-anticipated Fremont Street Experience has "turned up the wattage" in downtown Las Vegas every night with spectacular computer generated Light and Sound shows. The components of the Fremont Street...
Las Vegas Natural History MuseumLas 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 on the...
Take a Bite Outta VegasShark 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. Featuring dangerous and unusual aquatic animals and...
Gondola RidesNo trip to Venice--or The Venetian--would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola. Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies and through the vibrant Venetian streetscape as your singing gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal for a ride like no other. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement and passion that is Venice--and The Venetian. Reservations must be made in person, same day only. Ticket sales open daily at 9 a.m. for the indoor ride and 10 a.m. for the outdoor ride.
The Stratosphere TowerAt 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. From the observation decks, lounge, restaurant, meeting, banquet and...
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin HabitatThe Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. This 2.5-million-gallon Dolp. 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...
In Search of the ObeliskIn Search of the Obelisk In Search of the Obelisk. All aboard for adventure...and don't let the menacing Dr. Osiris get too close. During your experience, you'll visit the archeological "digs" in search of the Pharaohs in this true-to-life motion simulator journey...
Gilcrease Nature SanctuaryGilcrease Nature Sanctuary gives parents and children an urban retreat from the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Founded in 1970 by Bill Gilcrease, whose interest in the land the sanctuary in located on, dates back to the 1930s in...
The Neon MuseumThe Neon Museum Neon signs are the classic Las Vegas art form and The Neon Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit neon signs and associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse members of our internation...
World Greatest Circus Acts at Circus CircusFor one of the best entertainment values in Las Vegas, look to the center stage of the Carnival Midway where Circus Circus presents the world's largest permanent circus where Circus Circus presents the world's largest permanent circus with free, live acts every day! The hallmark of Circus Circus Hotel.
Lion Habitat at the MGMThe MGM Grand's Lion Habitat was opened in July of 1999 and has proven to be one of Las Vegas' most popular experiences, drawing more than 12,000 visitors a day. Situated inside the resort's Strip entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard adjacent...
Town Square Las VegasJust south of Mandalay Bay 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. Town Square Las Vegas.
The Springs PreserveThe 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 VolcanoEvery 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!
Cinema Ride at Caesar's Palace HotelTake a journey while in Las Vegas at the Cinema Ride 3D motion simulator. Cinema Ride brings you the most technologically advanced motion simulator rides available today. Using real, military-quality flight simulators for the motion systems. All of your experiences feature a patented 3-D ride film system which make you feel as though you're right in the middle of the action.
High RollerMaking riders' stomachs queezy for over a decade and located at the AdventureDome at Circus-Circus Hotel and Casino the High Roller roller coaster is the world's highest roller coaster--right on the Las Vegas Strip! At 909 feet above the ground, it rockets around the tower pod on 840 feet of track--enough to make many begin begging for the end of the ride! The High Roller makes three clockwise rotations banking sharply at 32-degree angles traveling approximately 32 miles per hour. If you're a roller coaster fan, you'll love the High Roller.
Las Vegas Mini Gran PrixThis 7 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. And after all the playing, head over to Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix restaurant for delicious pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings, chicken tenders and mouthwatering home-baked cookies! Open year round and just minutes from the strip. No admission charge.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical GardensJust 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. There's no more inviting location for a photo opportunity. Take advantage of this unique setting and create a moment to cherish for years to come.
Nellis Dunes Buggy AdventureSun Buggy Fun Rentals is a one-stop, turn-key adventure firm that truly offers something for all ages. Whether you are a photo buff or adrenaline junkie, whether you want to ride through the desert on a 400 cc ATV, drive your own buggy, or...
Nevada Zoological and Botanical ParkThe Las Vegas Zoo is a popular attraction for families with kids of all ages. This shady 3-acre park is nearby the Strip and houses more than 150 species of plants and animals. The only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada...
Las Vegas Ice CenterThe Las Vegas Ice Center 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...
Fast Lap Indoor Kart RacingFeel 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. Just a short 5 to 10 minute cab ride from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, turning north...
Ethel M Chocolate Factory TourThe Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden are 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 ExperienceA signature of the Las Vegas skyline, the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris 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 FountainsExperience 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. You'll be swept swept away by this breathtaking union of water, music and light. The Bellagio Fountains attraction is free to the public and runs Monday through Friday every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays every 30 minutes from noon to 8pm.
Masquerade Village Show in the SkyThe Rio hotel really knows how to throw a party! This lively show full of music, dancing, stunts, costumes, and Mardi Gras type floats that run around a track above the casino. The music ranges from Carnival in Rio style salsa to Zoot Suit swing with most of the action happening on a stage near the center of the Masquerade Village casino and on the floats above you.
Mirage AquariumAs you check in at the front desk, 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's own...
Cowboy Trail RidesCowboy Trail Rides has been in operation for 13 years and is located in the Red Rock National Conservation Area under an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management. Voted "Best in Las Vegas" for 3 years in a row, Cowboy Trail Rides...
Cyber Speedway at Sahara Hotel CLOSEDAptly named "SPEED - The Ride," the NASCAR Cafe's new roller coaster reaches 70 mph. The first roller coaster of its kind in the Western United States, SPEED uses LIMS (Linear Induction Motors) to quickly reach high speeds through magnetic force. SPEED begins inside the NASCAR Cafe, where a high-speed launch propels passengers along the Las Vegas Strip. SPEED carries passengers through an underground tunnel 25 feet below the surface, a breathtaking loop, an exhilarating straightaway, high speed turns, through the Sahara Marquee, and up a dizzying 90 degree incline that ends 224 feet above ground before returning the passengers on a backward route through the same path. The renowned attractions company, Premier Rides, designed SPEED.
Canyon BlasterImagine 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 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.
X ScreamX 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 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!!!
Rim RunnerLocated at at the AdventureDome at Circus-Circus, you're welcome to ride the Rim Runner: one of the wildest, and wettest, rides in the park. You'll ride through the AdventureDome on a gentle stream on your way up. But once you reach the top, brace yourself for the 60 foot waterfall!! There is a 48" height requirement for this ride so you little kids will have to measure up to ride!
Laser QuestLaser 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 a...
The InverterThe Inverter isn't just a ride, it's a ticket to terror. The entertaining kind. This ride at Circus Circus dazzles the senses and overloads the senses. It's endless flipping at mind-blowing speeds. Thrill-seekers will love its 360 degrees of constant G force, the likes of which few have ever experienced. No matter how warm it gets outsides, the Adventuredome is always maintains the perfect climate for fun. So, strap yourself in and hold on for dear life!
Sky Dive Las VegasThe 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
FlyawayAt 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...
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Frequently Asked Questions
How late can kids stay out on the Strip?
Throughout the year Las Vegas has a 10pm curfew for unaccompanied minors (under 18) during the week. Weekends the curfew is extended to midnight. Those under 18 must be accompanied by adults after these times.
Are there any free activities for children?Plenty! Check out our page on Free Las Vegas Activities for Kids.
Is downtown Las Vegas kid-friendly?Downtown is kid friendly and the Fremont Street Experience light show is not to be missed. It shows beginning at dusk and is an outdoor activity. Like in any crowed part of any city keep your children close by and don't let them wander off unattended.
What to wear in (what to pack for) Las Vegas?During summer months pack for extreme temperature swings as the outside temperature can be well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While inside casinos, with their ultra arctic air-conditioners, it can get well below 70. Some the coldest summer months we’ve ever had weren't in San Francisco, but in Vegas.
Those hot summer months (late May to late September) normally reach over 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius.) But as soon as you step into the casinos the air conditioning will drop temperatures down to the low 70s Fahrenheit.
With this in mind you’ll need to pack both sunscreen and sweaters!
What to bring:
▪ Bathing Suit
▪ A Sweater
▪ Tennis Shoes / Trainers
▪ Dress Clothes
▪ Power Adapters/Sunscreen
If traveling with an infant, bring enough diapers for a couple of days but don't stock the luggage full it them. There are plenty of places on the Strip to purchase almost any item you'll need.
During Winter months pack a couple of sweaters and a good windbreaker. It does
in fact get cold in Las Vegas during the winter (and windy) with temperatures falling below freezing in the evening hours. In can also snow in Las Vegas and in fact does normally once every couple of years.
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