Visit most Las Vegas family websites and you’ll very likely read rave reviews about how Circus-Circus is a child-friendly Las Vegas hotel. In some ways they’re all correct—we too had Circus-Circus listed as kid-friendly hotel until just recently. But times have changed and so has Circus-Circus.
Firstly, many of the hotel rooms are a bit worn these days. Yes, Circus-Circus has renovated, but not all their rooms. Most rooms simply aren’t in the shiny new condition they used to be in (not even close) and, rather unfortunately, while some rooms have been cleaned up, little investment has been made to renovate the entire hotel. Like the hotel rooms many of the public areas could use some tender loving care.
Secondly, The Las Vegas Strip has grown southward while Circus-Circus is located more toward the north end of the Strip. Sure you can take a cab to the south Strip, and it won’t break the bank, but why bother spending an extra $20-$30 per day in transportation? One may as well pay $30 more for a newer more centrally located hotel like Excalibur or Luxor, both of which have plenty of attractions and entertainment for families.
But what Circus-Circus does have is plenty of things for kids do to: The Adventuredome has been and still remains a very entertaining way for kids to spend a day in Vegas. The Adventuredome is America’s largest indoor theme park and features thrilling rides for children and adults.
The Midway is located above the casino area and is an extensive (huge) space dedicated to all sorts of carnival and arcade style fun…plenty of stuffed animals to be won here!
If you like circus acts you’re in luck because Circus-Circus offers free circus performances daily starting at 11 am.
The recently added Chuck Jones Experience is Circus-Circus’ newest attraction. It’s a 10,000 square foot area dedicated to the many Chuck Jones creations including Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. A creative studio allows kids to try out their creative skills too.
We're still big fans of Circus-Circus and in fact know great people who work there. There is much in the way of entertainment at this property and it's always worth visiting, but if your plan is to stay at this hotel be sure you get a newly refurbished room and consider that you'll be removed from the newer hotels on the Strip.