We all know the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, but you may be surprised to learn that the city’s bright lights are also home to a myriad of family friendly attractions. Many of the most opulent hotels will also feature entertainment for the kids, from aquariums to gondola rides and even indoor theme parks. If you feel the call of Las Vegas and happen to have the kids in tow, check out our top family friendly attractions.
Situated inside the Circus Circus Hotel, the Adventuredome offers five acres of theme park fun. The brave can head straight to the Canyon Blaster, which will have you hurtling along at over 85 kilometres per hour on a wild indoor roller coaster ride. Get dizzy on the spinning Disk’O or shoot up into the air on the thrilling Sling Shot ride. Little ones will love the 4D theatre shows featuring their favourite characters or go behind the wheel on the Canyon Cars. Take the kids to enjoy a ride on the Circus Carousel, hop onboard the runaway coal train, Miner Mike or go for a round of mini golf.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Featuring award winning exhibits and programs, the Discovery Children’s Museum in Nevada is a fantastic and educational family attraction. Kids can enter a world of imaginative play as they explore a life size ship and castle, climb a 70 foot tower and get busy at the industrial mini city. Even youngsters can have fun with the interactive Toddler Town exhibit. State of the art facilities mean the kids will be entertained for hours, with games, activities and plenty of exhibits to explore.
Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas is home a unique family attraction known as Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. If your little ones are keen on cuddly creatures, they will be delighted with the array of majestic animals at the Secret Garden including beautiful white lions and tigers, panthers and leopards. Meet the family of bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Habitat and even have the chance to be a trainer for a day.
Escape the Nevada heat with a trip to the water wonderland, Wet’n’Wild. This popular theme park features an impressive list of rides and attractions, including the all new Tornado. This fast paced water slide will have you holding on for dear life as you are catapulted down into the Tornado’s furious funnel. Twist your way through the unique Rattler ride or head to the white water rapids of the Hoover Half Pipe. Young ones can splash about at the Kiddie Cove or play on the slides at Paradise Falls – watch out for the giant tipping bucket though!
If you are travelling with mischievous teens whose idea of a good time is being catapulted through the air at lightening fast speed, then you can’t go past the Stratosphere Tower. On top of the Stratosphere Hotel, sits the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Experience breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline before taking it one step further with a ride on either the free falling SkyJump or the death defying rollercoaster X Scream. Those seeking more heart pounding fun can try the gut wrenching Big Shot or the fear inducing Insanity.