Las Vegas Attractions

Activities for kids in Las Vegas

ost Las Vegas shows are not designed for family viewing, hence the name “Sin city.”Most shows are not appropriate for younger visitors. However, this should not deter you from vacationing in Las Vegas, as there are actually many activities and attractions that are appropriate for children.

Animal attractions
Children and adults alike will enjoy the mixture of animal attractions throughout Las Vegas. Many animal attractions have little to no cost at all.

Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium
One of the most beautiful and exclusive animal attraction is the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium, located inside of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. At a fee of only $16.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 5-12, this is not only a very affordable attraction but it remains to be an absolute unrivaled attraction for the entire family to enjoy. For younger children, this Aquarium will capture their attention for several hours. The reef and aquarium house more than 1,200 distinct species of sharks and fish, along with reptiles and eels and other invertebrate. The newest member of the aquarium is an eight (8) foot long komodo dragon. The Aquarium and reef contain nearly two (2) million gallons of water and provides hours of pleasing entertainment and enjoyment.

Caesars Palace: Atlantis Aquarium

Another popular attraction which is pleasing and exciting for younger children, is the 50,000 gallon saltwater Atlantis Aquarium located at the forum shops of Caesars’’ palace. Visitors can witness a live dive feed twice daily at 1:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Dive feeding shows are free. More than 100 species of fish are contained inside the Atlantis Aquarium, including sharks and rays.

Las Vegas zoo
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park offers an alternative to the many casino and hotel animal exhibits. Being the only zoo in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas zoo (also known as The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park) presents its visitors with a substantial assortment of endangered wild cats, various exotic birds, apes, chimpanzees and various reptiles or other animals livening in the ‘wild’ and natural setting of the zoo. Children will certainly be thrilled to see these special animals in their natural habitat.


The Grand Canyon West Rim
The Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with both Helicopter and Boat tour is on the top of the list for activities for children. This tour brings tourists up in the air and over the Grand Canyon. Then it slowly descends to the Canyon floor. From there, visitors will take a ride in a pontoon boat down the Colorado River. After this spectacular double tour of the Canyon, visitors will board a shuttle bus and visit the Hualapai Indian Village.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
Aircraft Charter Rental, Helicopter-Charter, Sightseeing Tours
See amazing views of the Hoover Dam and the canyon view from above is just breath taking
275 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV
(702) 736-7243

Sundance Helicopters
Cranes-Manufacturers, Helicopter-Charter & Rental Service, Helicopter-Servicing & Maintenance, Tourist Information Centre, One of the 7 wonders that you will never forget., love time opportunities., Tourist Information Center
The views of the canyon from the bottom are spectacular and awe-inspiring.
5596 Haven Street, Paradise, NV
(702) 597-5505

The Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ranch Adventure

The Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ranch Adventure is considered to be the number one activity for children in Las Vegas. Similar to The Grand Canyon West Rim Tour children get to ride a helicopter across the amazing Grand Canyon, and then they will ride in an actual horse-drawn wagon and share some time with ‘real’ cowboys at the Grand Canyon West Ranch. They can participate in some of the Grand Canyon West ranch activities such as horse-riding. It is certainly an unforgettable tour that will leave them begging for more.

The Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 458-8664
A see-through chocolate factory that shows little visitors to Las Vegas how chocolate candy and chocolate bars are produced. They will also delight in the free chocolates at the end of the tour. Adults will enjoy the free tour while their little ones are entertained with the chocolate making process.

Elephant Bar at the District
2270 Village Walk Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 361-7468
Take the children to lunch “safari” style. Lots of yummy foods that are childrens’ favorites and all for a very affordable price which is the parents’ favorites.

Tournament of Kings
3850 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 933-1334
While a bit expensive, The Tournament of Kings will give your children the dining experience of their life! While enjoying yummy and healthy food, children can be entertained with a live battle between kings and peasants and witness a very realistic jousting event.


Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV
Tel: 702.794.5161
hours of operation: 9am-5pm
Take your little ones to explore the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Experience the excitement of a simulated atomic test.

Magic shows
David Copperfield
Most children are captivated by a good magic show, and Las Vegas presents some of the worlds most entertaining magic acts. You can bring your children to the MGM Grand to see a show featuring the legendary David Copperfield magic act.

Rick Thomas show
For another fantastic magic act, you can bring your children to “The Rick Thomas show” at the Stardust Hotel. Rick Thomas is an outstanding magician and illusionist who can keep the attention of children. And, honestly, the inner child in all of us never quite bores from seeing a good magic act.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Variety Theatre
Miracle Mile (next to Planet Hollywood)
3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Amusement Parks
Adventuredome is an enormous indoor amusement park. Adventuredome is located at the admired Circus Circus hotel (which is designed to resemble an actual circus big top).The park presents twenty-five (25) rides and interesting sights. The theme park offers unlimited fun and excitement with a roller coaster, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a rock climbing wall, along with an arcade and clown shows with carnival type games. Children and adults alike can spend hours of quality entertainment here.

The Land Sailing Desert Adventure

Some of the older children will be fascinated with racing in the Nevada Desert on land sailers that use the strong Nevada desert wind to sail. The Land Sailing Desert Adventure will create memories for children that last a lifetime.

Tarkanian Basketball Academy
2730 South Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 871-1216
Basketball Camp

Grand Slam Batting Cages
4035 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 629-5573
Batting Cage Center
A 11,000 square foot indoor facility featuring 10 batting cages, for baseball fun for baseball fans of any age.

Bonnie Springs
1 Bonnie Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 875-4191
Horseback Riding and Rental, Horseback Riding Service, Horse Back Riding, Horse Rental and Riding
Bonnie Springs Amusement Park with Old Town, Petting Zoo, Horseback Rides and Rental, Motel and Restaurant & Bar situated west of the Las Vegas Strip lies inside the Red Rock Conservation area.
Bonnie Springs is definitely a fun place to bring the family.
Smaller children will love the petting zoo.Bonnie Springs provides hours of entertainment and enjoyment for the entire family,with picturesque views of Red Rock conservation areas from the thrill of horse-back riding.

Eldorado Canyon Horseback Riding Tour
Discover the elite gold and silver mines at the Eldorado Canyon Horseback Riding Tour.
Legends have it that in the 19th century only Miners, Cowboys and Indians were residents of this ungovernable land and on this tour guests will have the chance to see some of the first and original homes and discover a re-creation of the Old West Mining Town.
The ride takes tourists deep in the remote and concealed canyon where the trail ventures through many miles of rocky Nevada terrain,where there is a natural spring that can catch the attention of a range of desert wildlife.


Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing

4288 Polaris Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 736-8113
Indoor Amusement Park featuring Fast Go-karts and Arcade Games

Pole Position Raceway
4175 South Arville Street
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 227-7223
(702) 227-1510 (Fax)
Go Kart Track
Featuring indoor kart racing

Acceleration Kart Racing
5225 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 740-5868
Go Kart Track, Go Kart parts store


Kellogg Zaher Soccer Complex
7901 West Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 229-1528
Soccer Park


Canoeing on the Colorado, Black Canyon Hot Springs
Canoeing on the Black Hot Springs requires a permit to start at the base of the Hoover dam. But after launching from the base of the dam canoers will continue to paddle along 11 miles until they reach Willow Beach. Along the route are hot springs and naturally created hot sauna springs.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
500 East Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 486-3511
Camping Grounds, Hiking, Trails, Fishing, Boating, Picnic Sites & More. Offering adventurers parks and campsites in and around North Las Vegas.

Mystere- Cirque du Soleil
O Theatre
Bellagio Hotel
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Treasure Island is the home of “Mystere”. Mystere is the original Cirque du Soleil performance of Las Vegas and has run continuously in Treasure Island since 1993, when the casino opened. There are literally hundreds of performances every night in Vegas, but one of the most highly praised shows is the Vegas specialty - the Cirque du Soleil. The Cirque du Soleil performers complete quite a few shows, including "O”, combining an aquatic artistry, surrealism and dramatic romance in this everlasting production. Mystere is the original Cirque du Soleil performance of Las Vegas and has run continuously in Treasure Island since 1993, when the casino opened. There are literally hundreds of performances every night in Vegas, but one of the most highly praised shows is the Vegas specialty - the Cirque du Soleil.

The Lion King

Mandalay Bay Theatre
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
The Lion King stage performance replaced ‘Mamma Mia’, which appeared at the Mandalay Bay Theatre until May 2009.Mamma Mia was the longest Broadway musical in Las Vegas history. The Lion King stage production will thrill children and adults alike, with the original songs performed from Disney’s’ The Lion King movie. Some new songs were added in order to entertain adults. But any child who has seen the movie will really enjoy hearing their favorite Lion King songs performed live on stage.
To recreate some of the animal characters for the stage show, costume perfection had to reach new limits, adding some performers walking on stilts to create some of the larger animals, also adding some life-size puppets to create more authentic animal movements.
Guests are recommended to purchase tickets to The Lion King well in advance, as the show sells out quickly, as do most Las Vegas shows.

Ronn Lucas
Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Family oriented comedy sets Ronn Lucas and his famous puppets apart from other comedy shows in Las Vegas. Nearly of the audience are children.

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