Las Vegas is known for its elaborate casinos, four-star restaurants, and performances from some of the most famous artists in the world. However, the city is also home to several family-friendly attractions. If you are bringing your kids to Vegas soon, there are plenty of activities that they will enjoy so you can plan a vacation that will be fun for everyone. Here are the best non-gambling Las Vegas attractions for kids that will make your vacation one to remember.
The High Roller is the largest observational wheel in the world. It has 28 see-through pods that hold 40 passengers each. The High Roller is in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, so you and your family can see all the fascinating attractions the Strip has to offer from on high. If you and your kids want to take a ride on the High Roller, it’s best to reserve a spot and purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure you and your family don’t have to wait long. There’s also a photo service, so you can take pictures before getting on the wheel. The High Roller may also be ideal for kids who are afraid of heights. The wheel goes around slowly so it’s more difficult to notice how high you are.
Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway is an indoor racing activity that is truly exciting. If you’re staying on The Strip, you can take advantage of the shuttle service to and from the Pole Position Raceway to your hotel. The race karts are the fastest in the country and you may even see some celebrities, such as director George Lucas and professional racer Travis Pastrana, at the facilities. Racers of all skill levels can participate, but your kids must be at least 4 feet tall to ride in the race karts. You don’t have to make reservations, but you can arrange to have a private event there during your vacation.
Secret Garden and Dolphin Exhibit
This beautiful exhibit at the Mirage is a great way to spend the day in Vegas if your children are animal lovers. The Mirage is home to beautiful leopards, lions, and tigers that are majestic and fascinating, and you can walk through colorful foliage and enjoy jungle-themed music. Be sure to get your tickets well ahead of time; the show sells out quickly.
The Eiffel Tower Experience
This beautiful replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is a great place to have a birthday party or to spend the day focusing on the city’s beauty. The viewing deck is one of the best places to see the fascinating aspects of Las Vegas. You’ll be about 50 feet aboveground, and you’ll be near exhibits and restaurants, so you can enjoy another activity or meal after going to the tower or enjoy dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant on the 11th floor, which is available by reservation only.
Real Bodies at Bally’s
This exhibit at Bally’s is a breath-taking way to entertain kids who are interested in science and want to learn more about the human body. There are whole- and partial-body exhibits, as well as organ exhibits so museumgoers can get information on the way the body functions. Tickets can be purchased online.
Discovery Children’s Museum Las Vegas
The Discovery Children’s Museum is a wonderful place to take your little ones since the attractions are both educational and entertaining. There’s an exhibit that allows children to see what it takes to be a DJ or video-game developer. There’s also a health-education exhibit to show kids the effects of the foods and beverages they put into their bodies. Young at Art is another popular attraction and offers children the chance to create their own pieces of art based on the popular Dr. Seuss stories. It’s a good idea to call ahead and reserve tickets at least the day before you want to visit the museum and to get information on deals of which you can take advantage if you’re traveling with a group.
The Dig This attraction allows kids to operate bulldozers and excavators and gives them a first-hand experience in construction. Instructors will show you how to operate the equipment, and there are activities that allow you to destroy an old car or even play excavator basketball and learn how to backfill. You and your child also can create an obstacle course onsite and stack tires while learning how to work these large vehicles. There are group packages available, so bring your children and their friends to participate in this fun and memorable activity together.
This activity is at the Boulder Station Hotel Casino. There are activities for children as young as 6 weeks to 12, so there’s a good chance you can find something fun for your little one to do. If you want to go see some of the more adult attractions Las Vegas has to offer but want to make sure your children are safe, Kids Quest could be a great solution if you’re staying at the Boulder Station Hotel. There’s an interactive train table, along with video games and even a karaoke stage for kids to sing their favorite songs. There’s also a pool, so your little ones can enjoy a swim or two and a movie theater that allows your little ones to enjoy the latest films in the safety and comfort of the hotel. The equipment in the Kids Quest facility has been researched for safety and the surfaces are child-friendly to ensure your child is protected while playing. When you’re making your hotel reservations, ask about Kids Quest so you can plan for your child(ren) to stay there for a few hours while you visit the casino or one of the four-star restaurants Vegas has to offer.
This hotel is one of the most kid-friendly in Las Vegas. That means you’ll find lots of things for your children to do without even having to leave the hotel. There is an indoor theme park, as well as a free circus that features 33 carnival-style games for kids to enjoy. The hotel is also a smoke-free zone, which is a plus for parents who want to make sure their children are healthy during vacation. Circus-circus also offers some of the most affordable accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip, which comes in handy if you’re traveling with a large family.
Red Rock Casino Resort
The Red Rock was originally intended to be a local gambling center but is now a kid-friendly hotel that offers quality accommodations for the entire family. There are state-of-the-art swimming pools onsite and quality restaurants you and your kids will enjoy. While you take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities, your kids can enjoy a movie in the hotel’s theater or spend some time at the Children’s Quest, which is an edutainment center that helps to sharpen children’s mental ability with games and activities.
Kinderland Indoor Pool and Café
If your kids love swimming, Kinderland is an ideal attraction, especially since there is also a café onsite. There are several areas that allow kids to engage in pretend play, and there are a ball pit and places for kids to play music and sing songs. The facility has a soft-play jungle gym that is ideal for smaller children and is ideal for teaching younger children coordination and balance. Kinderland is also a great place for birthday parties, and the café includes gourmet coffee and quality snacks that kids and parents will love.
Adventure Indoor Playground
This indoor playground in Las Vegas is a favorite among the locals. If you have small children, you may want to schedule a visit. There are plenty of activities for your little ones to enjoy at the facility, and the family-owned business has lots of equipment that can also help your child get significant exercise for the day. Slides, swings, and playhouses are abundant at the indoor playground, and this is also a great place to have a party or kid-centered event while you’re vacationing in Vegas since you won’t have to worry about the weather.
LOL Kids Club
LOL Kids Club is another indoor playground and fun center you may want to check out while you’re in Las Vegas. There are obstacle courses, playground equipment, and lots of opportunities for pretend play. There’s unlimited playtime for children, so you won’t have to worry about only being able to visit the facility for a limited amount of time. There are healthy food options available, and several activities at the play center are designed for children and adults to play together. Children up to 14 can enjoy the amenities at LOL Kids Club, but there is a play area that is designed just for toddlers. There’s free Wi-Fi, and LOL Kids Club also encourages patrons to book parties and celebrations onsite. You can even take a virtual tour of the kid’s club before visiting to determine whether your kids will enjoy the activities as you plan your trip. LOL Kids Club offers free admission for infants, as well as free admission for the first adult who accompanies a child. If you’re traveling during the week, you can visit the facility on Tuesday or Thursday, when admission is significantly discounted.
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