100 Family and Kid Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

This is the ultimate guide for things to do with your kids in Las Vegas in 2019.

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Free Attractions and Things to do for Kids in Las Vegas

One of the best things about Las Vegas is the affordability factor and much of this is because of the numerous free activities offered. Even just walking up and down the Las Vegas Strip can be a fun and exciting experience with so much to see and do. If you’re on a budget or looking to fill time, check out these free kid and family vegas activities.

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Best Family Friendly Hotels in Vegas.

Bellagio Conservatory things to see in vegas

Chinese New Year display at the Bellagio Conservatory via Instagram @bellagio

1. Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens

The Bellagio is one of the most elegant hotels on the strip and the Bellagio conservatory and gardens are reflective of that atmosphere in a kid friendly environment. The atrium is filled with sculptures that are changed seasonally and made entirely from flowers, trees, and plants.

One of the 100 best things to do in Vegas. Check out the Fountains at the Bellagio.

The Fountains at the Bellagio via Instagram @bellagio.

2. Bellagio Fountains

The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the most visited attractions in all of Las vegas and you just have to pass by in front of the world famous hotel to take part. The more than 1,000 fountain choreographed water show starts every fifteen to thirty minutes and shoots water nearly 500 feet into the air.

The majestic Fall of Atlantis Aquarium

The recently renovated Fall of Atlantis Aquarium. Photo credit: caesars.com.

3. Fall of Atlantis Show at Forum Shops

The Fall of Atlantis has been recently revamped and takes place in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel. The animatronic show takes place above the 5,000 gallon aquarium and depicts a fight over the fabled city of Atlantis. Shows run hourly on the hour and last eleven minutes.

Thrill Rides at the Carnival Midway Circus Circus.

Check out the thrill Rides at the Carnival Midway Circus Circus. Photo credit: circuscircus.com.

4. Circus Acts at Circus Circus

Every kid loves a circus and at Circus Circus the Carnival Midway is home to free circus acts starting at 11:30 a.m. daily. Circus Circus is one of the best family friendly hotels in Las Vegas and also the largest permanent circus in the world!

The Mirage Casino Volcano

Three times a night you can see the volcano light up. Via Instagram @themiragelv.

5. The Volcano at Mirage

Three times each night The Volcano at Mirage lights up the front yard of the hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to shoot fireballs into the sky during the exciting eruption. Anyone walking down the street at eight, nine, or ten at night will be able to enjoy this riveting show backed by a rock n rock soundtrack.

A row of pinball machines at the Pinball Museum. Located just off the Vegas Strip.

Pinball wizards welcome. Photo credit: pinballmuseum.org.

6. Pinball Hall of Fame and Museum

Located just off strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame and Museum is 10,000 square feet of nothing but the largest collection of pinball games and memorabilia in the world. This museum is open to the public and not-for-profit featuring iconic games from the 1950s-1990’s.

The world’s largest video screen as seen at the Viva Vision Light Show. Via Instagram: @fremontstreet.

7. Viva Vision Light Show at Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street experience is found in Vegas’ Downtown and features the world’s largest video screen as the ceiling of this outdoor experience. Viva Vision light show draws 22 million people each year with high-resolution images and concert quality sound with more than 12 million LED lamps.

The Wynn Lake of Dreams Show

The Lake of Dreams show is free to guests at the Wynn. Via Instagram: @wynnlasvegas.

8. Wynn’s Lake of Dreams Show

The Lake of Dreams show is not necessarily open to the pubic, but it is free. The show, featuring a 40 foot waterfall complete with more than 4,000 lights, holographs, and puppetry, can be seen from the circular escalator from Parasol Up, the bar at Parasol Down, on The Show Terrace, or from either SW Steakhouse or Lakeside.

A top-down view of the Children's Park at Town Square.

The Children’s Park at Town Square features a maze and other attractions. Photo credit: mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

9. The Children’s Park at Town Square

Parents that need their kids to run off some energy can take a break at The Children’s Park adjacent to Town Square Park. This off-strip attraction is free and features a tree house, rock wall, slides, fort, bridges, fountains, pretend businesses, maze, stage, restrooms, and shade sails with water fountains as well.

A look at the Container Park, which is built out of shipping containers.

The “container” park was built out of shipping containers. Via Instagram: @thedomelv.

10. Container Park Play Zone and Tree House

For families staying downtown, Container Park is a great place to have some fun outdoors with kids. The open-air shopping mall was built from shipping containers and features live entertainment, retail and boutique shopping, and lots of food. Container Park Playzone is mostly shaded and features giant legos, NEO playground, slides, electronic games, and an interactive play area.

Television City at MGM Grand

Television City at MGM Grand is a must for sitcom lovers. Photo credit: tvcityresearch.com.

11. Television City at MGM Grand

If your family loves to watch sitcoms together, Television City at MGM Grand is a definite must. This consumer research facility uses live audience focus groups to test pilots of television shows, movie trailers, commercials, and other media.

Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town

Make sure to check out the light show at Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town. Photo credit: samstownlv.com.

12. Sunset Stampede at Sam’s Town

Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town features a free laser light show with water called Sunset Stampede that tells the tale of the western pioneer through music, animation, and laser lights. This off strip attraction is found in the Las Vegas Valley.

Rides and Attractions for Kids in Vegas

Las Vegas Attractions for The Adventurous Family

Some families love to experience thrills and adventure together and Las Vegas is just the place to do that with many places on the strip and out in the desert where extreme sports, amusements, rides, and adrenaline pumping activities are around every corner.

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The Ultimate 4D Experience at Excalibur in Las Vegas

Take part of your favorite movies adventures at The Ultimate 4D Experience at Excalibur. Via Instagram: @excaliburvegas.

13. 4D Experience

The Ultimate 4D Experience at Excalibur lets you be a part of your favorite movie adventures! 3D Projection combined with hi-tech special fx in this movie theater makes the Ultimate 4D Experience something you don’t want to miss out on.

Adventure Canyon, located in Primm, Nevada.

Adventure Canyon is open weekends in Primm. Check out the electric shooting range. Photo credit: primmvalleyresorts.com

14. Adventure Canyon

Primm is 40 miles south of Vegas and home to one of the best amusement parks in the state of Nevada. Adventure Canyon is open weekends and also offers an electronic shooting range.

Jumper’s Jungle for the kids.

Jumper’s Jungle is most suited for the tykes. Photo credit: jumpersjungle.com

15. Jumpers Jungle

This indoor children’s playground is filled with inflatables and bouncy houses that will help your kids get out all their energy before heading back to the hotel for the night. Jumper’s Jungle is most suited for children under 10 years old.

Thrill Rides at the Carnival Midway Circus Circus.

Check out the thrill Rides at the Carnival Midway Circus Circus. Via Instagram: @circusvegas.

16. Adventuredome

Circus Circus is known for being a great hotel for families staying on the strip because of their amazing Adventuredome that features thrill rides, midway games, arcade, golf, roller skating rink, laser challenge, rock climbing, and even indoor bungee jumping.

For the ultimate thrill, check out the New York New York Hotel and Casino.

Roller coaster junkies will love the New York New York Hotel and Casino. Via Instagram: @nynyvegas.

17. The Big Apple Coaster and Arcade

New York New York Hotel and Casino features a heart stopping roller coaster that over 1.4 million people have enjoyed as well as an arcade. New in 2018, the Big Apple Roller Coaster was upgraded to include a virtual reality component as well.

Downtown Container Park is home to The Dome.

Check out The Dome in its glorious 4k! Via Instagram: @thedomelv.

18. The Dome At Container Park

Downtown Container Park is home to The Dome, a 4K visual dome that is an immersive entertainment experience. More than 36,000 lights and 360 degree animated imagery makes The Dome one of the best theaters in Las Vegas with a legendary Rock music soundtrack. Inspired by the Fremont Street Experience.

SunBuggy is an ATV Tour Company in the desert of Las Vegas.

Live out your desert apocalypse fantasies with a dunebuggy chase. Photo credit: Groupon.

19. SunBuggy Dune Racing

Off roading in the deserts surrounding Las Vegas may be the closest your family will ever come to starring in a Mad Max movie. SunBuggy is an ATV Tour Company that offers Dune buggy chases, UTV Rides and ATV tours.

Hyper X E Sports Arena gamers face off in Las Vegas.

Like to game? Make sure to check out Hyper X. Via Instagram: @hyperxesalv.

20. Hyper X Esports Arena

This brand new 30,000 square foot esports arena inside Luxor Hotel hosts competitive gaming and has a 50-foot LED video wall and every PC or gaming console you can imagine. Hyper X also features its own production studio, virtual reality, and retro gaming. Hourly, daily and weekend passes available.

A gamer taking in theGameWorks in Town Square experience.

GameWorks in Town Square will keep the kids preoccupied for a while. Via Instagram: @gameworksofficial.

21. GameWorks

If your kids love video games but you aren’t staying on strip, check out GameWorks in Town Square. This esports arena features bowling lanes, pool tables and live sports on television.

Visitors enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian Resort.

The Venetian Resort gondola rides are a bit more slow paced, for when you just want to relax. Photo credit: venetian.com.

22. Gondola Ride

The Venetian Resort gondola rides may not be the most thrilling attraction in Las Vegas but it’s hard not to stop by this iconic hotel and take a relaxing ride through the real water canals that recreate Italy for your family. You can even get a live serenade or sign up for classes on how to become a gondolier.

The High Roller Ferris Wheel is the highest in the world.

You’ve never seen a ferris wheel like this before. Photo credit: venetian.com.

23. The High Roller

The Linq (formerly Imperial Palace and The Quad) is home to The High Roller Ferris Wheel, the Earth’s tallest observation wheel. You can make the experience death defying by taking a turn on the Fly LINQ Zipline, one of four great ziplines in Las Vegas.

Golden Knights celebrating a goal.

The Golden Knights had an historic opening season, making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. Via Instagram: @vegasgoldenknights.

24. Vegas Golden Knights Hockey

If your family loves hockey, check out the brand new Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Team that entered the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League during the 2017-2018 season. The team plays and practices at T-Mobile Arena.

KISS themed mini golf at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

What’s better than mini golf? KISS mini golf. Via Instagram: @kissminigolf.

25. Kiss by Monster Mini Golf

Parents will appreciate this KISS themed mini golf at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The one of a kind attraction is an indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf that also has arcade games, events space, a KISS gift shop, and a rock ‘n’ rock themed wedding chapel.

Las Vegas ACES arena.

The WNBA Las Vegas ACES dominates in the Women’s Basketball scene. Via Instagram: @lvaces.

26. ACES Basketball

The Women’s National Basketball Association’s Las Vegas ACES is a fantastic women’s professional basketball team that has had players such as A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum who were on the 2018 US Women’s National Team that won the gold medal at the 2018 FIBA World Championships.

Treasure Island on the strip, the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Home of the Avengers.

Experience the world of Marvel Avengers at S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Photo credit: treasureisland.com.

27. Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Found inside Treasure Island on the strip, the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive and educational exhibit that takes places inside the world of Marvel Avengers and brings the movies to life in an immersive experience.

A look inside the Midway Adventuredome.

More Adventuredome madness with Midway. Photo credit: circuscircus.com.

28. Midway Arcade at Circus Circus

The Midway is part of the adventuredome but deserves it’s own special spot on this list because families can spend all day playing games and winning carnival prizes with the circus stage right in the middle.

Pole Position Raceway indoor go kart racing track.

The Pole Position Raceway indoor go kart racing track for those who have the need for speed. Photo credit: polepositionraceway.com.

29. Pole Position Raceway

Racing doesn’t get cooler than Pole Position Raceway indoor go kart racing track. These electric go karts reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour and races are held inside a climate controlled indoor arena.

Las Vegas Amusement Center Rex Center.

The Las Vegas Amusement Center’s dinosaur-themed portion. Photo credit: Groupon.

30. Rex Center

This Las Vegas Amusement Center is dinosaur themed with go kart racing, rock climbing, mini golf, and laser tag. Dining at the Rex Kitchen is also an option making the Rex Center an all day entertainment affair.

Slotzilla Zipline off of Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

Slotzilla Zipline is seven stories high! Photo credit: vegasexperience.com.

31. SlotZilla Zip Lines

The Slotzilla Zipline takes fliers down two blocks of Fremont Street at seven stories high! If you really want a thrill, you can upgrade your flight to the Zoomline and fly like a superhero down five blocks at eleven stories high.

The Stratosphere Hotel is at the far end of the Strip, but worth the hike.

Thrill seekers will love the Stratosphere Hotel. Via Instagram: @stratvegas.

32. Stratosphere Thrill Rides

The Stratosphere Hotel is at the farthest end of the strip but worth the walk or ride for thrill seekers. The Big Shot, Insanity, and X-scream are all found at the very top of the hotel more than 900 feet high.

Golfers drive a few into the yard at MGM Grand, Topgolf in Las Vegas.

The ultimate golf experience: MGM Grand, Topgolf. Via Instagram: @topgolf.

33. Topgolf Las Vegas

You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to feel like a pro golfer at Topgolf Las Vegas. Located at MGM Grand, Topgolf features 107 climate controlled hitting bays, two swimming pools with VIP cabanas, free parking, and even a concert venue with five bars, shops, and dining.

If you’re a fan of mini golf, you have options in Las Vegas. Twilight Zone mini golf is open for those who want to take a step in the next dimension. Photo credit: caesars.com.

34. The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf

Mini golf is all the rage in Las Vegas and this Twilight Zone themed mini golf attraction is a unique experience that combines blacklight mini golf with bowling, arcades, and even a SyFy wedding chapel. Found in Bally’s Hotel and Casino.

Visitors enjoying Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas.

Want some aquatic fun? Check out Mandalay Bay Beach. Photo credit credit: mandalaybay.com.

35. Mandalay Bay Beach

The world-famous aquatic playground known as Mandalay Bay Beach springs the sand indoors and includes a 1.6 million gallon wave pool. May-September there is even live music at the beach and the lazy river is perfect for relaxation all year round.  This is definitively one of the best pools in Las Vegas, especially for kids.

Wet ‘N” Wild in Las Vegas.

Wet ‘N’ Wild features more than 25 slides that span 20 acres. Photo credit:groupon

36. Wet ‘N’ Wild Las Vegas

The aquatic theme park Wet ‘N” Wild features more than 25 slides that span 20 acres. The attractions and rides range from thrilling to relaxing, making it the perfect water park for the entire family. Wet ‘N’ Wild also features the world’s first waterslide gaming experience!

Guests test out Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving is a good way to test out skydiving, for those who don’t want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Via Instagram: @lvindoorskydive.

37. Vegas Indoor Skydiving

If you’d like to experience what jumping out of an airplane feels like without having to risk your life, Vegas Indoor Skydiving is a great family attraction and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Individual and group flights are available.

Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.

Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Photo credit: Groupon.

38. Eiffel Tower Experience

Families that aren’t afraid to venture to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas will love the observation deck that is 46 stories up and accessible by an all glass elevator ride. The observation deck features the best views of the strip.

Cowabunga Bay in Las Vegas.

Cowabunga Bay was the Best of Las Vegas Gold Winner in 2018. Via Instagram: @cowabungabaylv.

39. Cowabunga Bay Water Park

The seasonal water park is located in Henderson and worth the trip off strip if your family loves action packed water theme parks. Cowabunga Bay was the Best of Las Vegas Gold Winner in 2018.

GlowZone Las Vegas

GlowZone Las Vegas. Photo Credit: lv.glowzone.us.

40. GlowZone

GlowZone Las Vegas is one of the most exciting attractions for kids in Vegas. There are many attractions in this facility that is in the dark but lit up with glowing equipment from bumper cars and rock climbing to arcade games and mini golf. There’s even adult nights!

Kid and Family Friendly Museums in Vegas

If you want to mix in some educational experiences into your Las Vegas vacation, check out these awesome museums that are great for the entire family.

National Atomic Testing Museum exhibits.

For something really scary, check out the National Atomic Testing Museum. Photo Credit: nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

41. National Atomic Testing Museum

The NATM is a Smithsonian Institution museum in Nevada that chronicles the history of America’s nuclear programs and weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. The National Atomic Testing Museum has very rare artifacts such as personal atomic weapons.

Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas.

Discovery Children’s Museum is 58,000 square feet of fun. Via Instagram: @discoverylv.

42. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

The Discovery Children’s Museum is a three story, 58,000 square foot museum with nine themed exhibition halls full of interactive exhibits that relate to science, technology, and the environment.

the Luxor Hotel Bodies Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Ever see a skeleton ride a bike before? You can at the Luxor Hotel Bodies Exhibition. Photo credit: luxor.com.

43. Bodies Exhibition

Found in Luxor Hotel the Bodies Exhibition is a scientific look at the human body. This exhibition uses real human cadavers in the displays and is recommended for older children or teenagers but is one of the most comprehensive displays of how our bodies work currently available to the public.

44. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

The Venetian Hotel is home to a famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, where you can stand next to the life size replicas of your favorite celebrities, sports hall of famers, and pop stars! Madame Tussauds is a great all ages exhibit.

Neon Museum and Boneyard

Get a unique history of Las Vegas by visiting the Neon Museum and Boneyard. Via Instagram: @theneonmuseumlasvegas.

45. Neon Museum and Boneyard

History loving families will enjoy the Neon Museum and Boneyard where exhibits chronicle the history of Las Vegas through neon lights and public art displays. You can even schedule a photoshoot or host a wedding at this venue.

Trick Art Museum Headz Up has some mind boggling displays.

Keep your head on a swivel at the Trick Art Museum Headz Up. Photo credit: headzupvegas.com.

46. HeadzUP Trick Art Museum

A Trick Art Museum is one that features paintings and sculptures that allow visitors to look as though they are part of the artwork when the visitor stands in front of it. HeadzUP also features escape room games, archery tag, and DIY workshops where you can take classes on painting, succulents, and wood signs.

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Nevada State Railroad Museum for train lovers. Photo Credit: nvculture.org.

47. Nevada State Railroad Museum

Every child loves watching the trains pass by, especially the large freight trains. The Nevada State Railroad Museum, found in Carson City, tells the history of the Nevada railroad system through locomotives, artifacts, photographs, and other exhibitions.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian.Photo Credit: lvnhm.org.

48. Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Discover the natural world and sciences at Las Vegas Natural History Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, found on Las Vegas Boulevard. Your family will be amazed with the larger than life galleries depicting ancient Egyptian and Prehistoric Life, through our modern world.

The Titanic Exhibition at Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.

Experience the Titanic like you never have before at the Titanic Exhibition at Luxor.Photo credit: luxor.com.

49. Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic Exhibition at Luxor allows an unprecedented opportunity for families to travel back in time and experience what life was like during the Titanic’s only voyage. More than 25 million people have visited this awe inspiring exhibition.

Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

Experience Las Vegas’ rich mob history at the Mob Museum. Via Instagram: @themobmuseum.

50. Mob Museum

What’s more fun than traveling back to an era of bank robberies and mobsters that we’ve only seen in movies? The family friendly Mob Museum is downtown and also chronicles the history of law enforcement and organized crime in the United States.

Nature and Animal Activities for Kids in Vegas

If your family loves nature and animals but isn’t into extreme sports like skydiving and dune buggies, there are many other ways to enjoy nature while in Las Vegas. These animal and nature centered attractions are found on and off the strip and appropriate for all ages.

Anderson Dairy in Las Vegas.

Anderson Dairy, a family favorite. Via Instagram: @andersondairylv.

51. Anderson Dairy

Anderson Dairy has been a favorite family attraction in Las Vegas for more than 100 years. Families can take a tour of the Barnyard and learn about Dairy farming and how Dairy products are made.

Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Flamingo Hotel. Photo credit: Groupon.

52. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife habitat at the Flamingo Hotel is a unique family attraction where flamingos and other birds live together with koi fish and turtles. The habitat is free of charge and open daily. Families can enjoy a great, quick, walkthrough on their way down the strip.

The Hoover Dam, 30 miles East of Las Vegas.

The Hoover Dam, 30 miles East of Las Vegas, one of America’s greatest infrastructure projects. Photo credit: hooverdamtourcompany.com.

53. Hoover Dam Tour

Hoover Dam is located just 30 miles East of Las Vegas and has a visitor’s center that offers a self guided tour of the history and importance of Hoover Dam. Visitors can also take guided tours or walk to the viewing deck but should keep in mind that tours will be in small spaces and near electromagnetic frequencies that could disrupt pacemakers or defibrillators.

The Hoover Dam, 30 miles East of Las Vegas.

While you’re at the dam, make sure you check out the Hot Springs. Photo credit: Groupon.

54. Arizona Hot Springs

The Lake Mead National Recreational Area has many hot springs and the Arizona Hot Spring is the most popular. Found just downstream from Ringbolt Rapids on the Colorado River near Hoover Dam, the hot springs are accessible via trail and feature mineralized waterfalls from near vertical canyon walls at more than 100 degrees. The trails are closed during summer months due to extensive heat.

A view of Lake Mead, near Las Vegas.

Lake Mead, perfect for fishing and rafting. Via Instagram: @lakemeadnps.

55. Lake Mead

Lake Mead is touted as the most diverse National Recreation Area in the country and offers boating, fishing, hiking, camping, cycling, and other water sports. WiFi is even available at the campgrounds and boats can be rented at the Marina.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in the Mojave. Via Instagram: @redrockcanyonlv.

56. Red Rock Canyon Tours

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is nearly 200,000 acres of protected land in the Mojave Desert. The Visitor Center showcases indoor and outdoor exhibits, included live animal exhibits. Visitors to Red Rock Canyon can hike, climb, bike, camp, go off roading, or nature watch.

If you're out west, the Grand Canyon is a must-see.

If you’re out west, the Grand Canyon is a must-see.

57. Grand Canyon Tours

There are many different tour companies that offer tours of The Grand Canyon from the Las Vegas Strip. These tours will take your family into Arizona to visit a section of the Grand Canyon and usually include lunch and a stop to a Native American Reservation. Tours are available by jeep, bus, helicopter, airplane, horseback, and boat.

Mandalay Bay shark aquarium.

Mandalay Bay, beware of pool sharks! Photo credit: mandalaybay.com.

58. Shark Reef Aquarium

Mandalay Bay is the beachiest resort in Las Vegas and home to the Shark Reef Aquarium where visitors can be immersed in the sights, sounds, and experience of being part of the ocean. This aquarium is most known for it’s 1.3 million gallon shipwreck exhibit where visitors can walk through an acrylic tunnel to be face to face with sharks.

Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel on the Strip

Come face to face with a dolphin at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel on the Strip. Photo credit: mirage.com.

59. Siegfried And Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Families can come face to face with Dolphins and within feet of some of nature’s most ferocious felines at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel on the Strip. The exhibits are home to retired white tigers from Siegfried and Roy magic performances.

Guests checking out the Silverton Hotel and Casino

Silverton Hotel and Casino Photo credit: silvertoncasino.com.

60. Aquarium Las Vegas Silverton

The Silverton Hotel and Casino is home to one of the best free attractions in all of Las Vegas with a 117,000 gallon aquarium with thousands of tropical fish and live mermaids that swim around and greet guests. Meals with a Mermaid are offered on weekends!

Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve is 180 acres of beautiful flora. Photo credit:Groupon.

61. Springs Preserve

Off the strip, in the middle of Las Vegas is the 180 acre Springs Preserve where adventure and imagination join together. Attractions at Springs Preserve include botanical gardens, nature trails, archaeological sites, fossil, and the Nevada State Museum. There are also live animals shows, festivals, events, and classes held at Springs Preserve.

Valley of Fire State Park

Check out the Aztec sandstone out crops at the Valley of Fire State Park. Photo credit: parks.nv.gov

62. Valley of Fire State Park

More than 40,000 acres of Aztec sandstone outcrops, and limestone rock formations comprise Valley of Fire State Park. Families can walk past forests of petrified trees and witness ancient Aztec petroglyphs carved into the limestone. There is also a visitor’s center with exhibits and a ancient spear throwing competition hosted at the park annually.

The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson County.

The Lion Habitat Ranch. Keep your hands and feet inside the ride! Photo credit: Groupon.

63. Lion Habitat Ranch

Henderson County is home to a lion sanctuary called The Lion Habitat Ranch. Located just minutes from the strip, the sanctuary is also home to a giraffe, wild birds, and offers behind the scenes and feed the animals tours.

Children play with stingrays at the SeaQuest Interactive Museum.

Get friendly with some sea creatures at the SeaQuest Interactive Museum. Photo credit: Groupon.

64. Seaquest Interactive Aquarium

Visitors to SeaQuest Interactive Museum can explore five continents in one day featuring more than 300 species of marine life. Private tours are offered and visitors can also go snorkeling with stingrays which brings the touch pool experience to a whole new level!

The Farm in the Las Vegas Valley

The Farm in the Las Vegas Valley Via Instagram: @thelasvegasfarm.

65. The Farm

The one-of-a-kind attraction in the Las Vegas Valley, has been open since 1968 and is fun for the entire family. The Farm allows visitors to encounter animals that are typically found on farms throughout the United States including llamas, cats, tortoises, mules, chickens, cows, horses, pigs, goats, ducks, peacocks, and turkeys.

Perfect Places to take Kids Shopping in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the best places for shopping in the world but when you have kids in tow, shopping for yourself can be difficult. These places in Las Vegas are perfect for shopping with kids and will be fun for the entire family.

Silverton Hotel Bass Pro Shop.

Silverton Hotel features an entire Bass Pro Shop inside. Photo credit: stores.basspro.com.

66. Bass Pro Shops at Silverton Hotel and Casino

Silverton Hotel features an entire Bass Pro Shop inside the hotel! Any family that loves the outdoors will enjoy shopping here and visiting the 40,000 gallon freshwater aquarium that showcases native species. There is also an indoor archery range and a duck habitat with live animals inside the store.

Coca-Cola Store is located on strip next to Showcase Mall near the MGM Grand Hotel.

The Coca Cola Bears inside the Coca-Cola Store, near the MGM Grand Hotel. Photo credit: cokestore.com.

67. Coca Cola Store

The iconic Coca-Cola Store is located on strip next to Showcase Mall near the MGM Grand Hotel. Souvenirs and gifts all branded by Coca-Cola can be found here and visitors can enjoy the Coca-Cola Beverage Bar with more than 16 different Coke flavors from around the world.

68. Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Not only is the Ethel M Chocolate Factory one of the greatest chocolate shops in the country, but this factory also gives behind the scenes chocolate making tours, has a cactus garden, and offers chocolate tasting classes. There is also a cafe that serves specialty drinks and dessert bites.

M&M World Store on the Vegas Strip

Experience four levels of M&M fun at the first ever M&M World Store on the Vegas Strip. Photo credit: mymms.com.

69. M&M World Store

Families will explore four levels of M&M fun at the first ever M&M World Store on the Vegas Strip. The replica Kyle Busch M&M Sponsored race car is also on display with other Nascar memorabilia and M&M racing gear.

Hershey Chocolate World on the Las Vegas Strip

Hershey Chocolate World on the Las Vegas Strip Via Instagram: @hersheyschocolateworld.

70. Hershey Chocolate World

The two level flagship Hershey Chocolate World on the Las Vegas Strip features 800 Hershey brand candies for sale, a Kisses flavor wall, Jolly Rancher Flavor Wall, and a Bakeshoppe. The store is located in New York New York and showcases a Statue of Liberty made of 800 pounds of chocolates.

Gold & Silver is the setting of AMC’s hit series, Pawn Stars.

Gold & Silver is the setting of AMC’s hit series, Pawn Stars. Via Instagram: @goldandsilver_pawnshop.

71. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

This world famous pawn shop Gold & Silver is the setting of AMC’s hit series, Pawn Stars. They shop is open daily for shopping and the pawn window is 24 hours if you need quick cash in Las Vegas. Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza is right next door and features shops, dining, and entertainment.

Caesars Palace is home to The Forum Shops

Get your shopping done at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. Photo credit: caesars.com.

72. The Forum Shops

Caesars Palace is home to The Forum Shops which is one of the best shopping experiences in the world. The wall is designed around Italian Influenced Architecture and features 160 specialty stores, dining, and galleries among other retail. Designer stores are a highlight of the mall.

Fashion Show Mall is located between Treasure Island and Trump International Hotel.

Fashion Show Mall is located between Treasure Island and Trump International Hotel. Via Instagram: @fashionshowlv.

73. Fashion Show Mall

This on strip mall features more than 250 stores, 8 department stores, and many fine and casual dining options amid weekly fashion shows and live entertainment. Fashion Show Mall is located between Treasure Island and Trump International Hotel.

Street performers abound at the Grand Bazaar Shops.

Do your shopping at the Grand Bazaar Shops. Via Instagram: @grandbazaarlv.

74. Grand Bazaar Shops

The Grand Bazaar Shops are located at the entrance to Bally’s on the strip. These shops are the perfect place to find souvenirs, accessories, Vegas apparel, and casual dining such as Giordanos Pizza, Dirt Dog, and Ramen-Ya. Wahlburgers, the famous restaurants by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brother Paul is also a feature of the shops.

Best Places for Families to Dine in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the great food capitals of the world with cuisine from around the globe featured in the iconic city. While there is no shortage of places to eat with kids in Las Vegas, these 12 restaurants will be sure to please the family.

Giordano's has one of the best deep dish pizzas outside of Chicago.

Giordano’s has one of the best deep dish pizzas outside of Chicago. Via Instagram: @giordanospizza.

75. Giordanos

The iconic pizza place is located in the Grand Bazaar Shops and will please the entire family with authentic, Chicago style pizza. Giordano’s offers dine in and carryout only.

The first Shake Shack on the west coast.

The first Shake Shack on the west coast. Via Instagram: @shakeshack.

76. The Shake Shack

The first Shake Shack on the west coast is across from New York New York hotel and next to The Park. They started out as a hot dog cart in Manhattan and are now a modern day diner serving burger, milkshakes, hot dogs, beer, wine, and other fresh foods.

Bacchanal Buffet in Las Vegas.

The elegant Bacchanal Buffet. Photo credit: Groupon.

77. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

At Bacchanal Buffet families have the gourmet selections that Las Vegas buffets are known for, but also many home style options that are excellent for kids and picky eaters as well. The Bacchanal Buffet was also ranked by USA Today as the best buffet in Vegas.

 Gordon Ramsay Burger in Las Vegas.

Gordon Ramsay makes a mean burger. Make sure you come hungry to Gordon Ramsay Burger. Via Instagram: @BURGR.

78. Gordon Ramsay Burger

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is home to this celebrity chef restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Burger. The diner showcases traditional burgers, fries, and shakes using prime ingredients and world famous desserts and cocktails for the grownups.

Le Village in Las Vegas Paris Hotel. A tasty dish.

Le Village brings foods from five different regions of France to the Paris Hotel. Photo credit: Groupon

79. Le Village at Paris

Themed after a french cottage, Le Village brings foods from five different regions of France to the Paris Hotel and Casino on the strip. Live action chef stations and cooked to order foods in this buffet make it one of the best family friendly buffets in Vegas.

Sprinkles is located in the LINQ open air venue.

Sprinkles is located in the LINQ open air venue. Via Instagram: @sprinklescupcakes.

80. Sprinkles Cupcakes

The world famous cupcake and ice cream shop Sprinkles is located in the LINQ open air venue and serves some of the most decadent desserts on the strip. They are open every day and feature the world’s first cupcake ATM where visitors can have freshly baked cupcakes dispensed 24/7, even when the shop is closed!

Honey Salt in Las Vegas.

For a farm-to-table concept, check out the restaurant Honey Salt. Via Instagram: @honeysalt.

81. Honey Salt

The farm-to-table concept restaurant Honey Salt is a premier dining experience in Las Vegas with soul food and home style dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant is family friendly and celebrates a community atmosphere.

Krayvings is a health food restaurant in Las Vegas.

Krayvings. When you want to eat healthy. Via Instagram: @krayvings.

82. Krayvings

Finding healthy fast food is difficult which is why Krayvings was founded. Krayvings is REAL certified by the USA Helpful Foods Council and practices sustainability. They are located off the strip on West Charleston Boulevard. Families that care about good food that fuels the body will love Krayvings.

Cake Boss Buddy V is owner of Buddy V's Ristorante.

Cake Boss Buddy V is owner of Buddy V’s Ristorante. Via Instagram: @buddyvs.

83. Buddy V’s Ristorante

The Cake Boss Buddy V has opened an Italian style restaurant in Las Vegas featuring upscale, traditional, Italian cooking in a family style, casual atmosphere. The restaurant is located at the Canal Shops in The Venetian.

The Rainforest Cafe The Miracle Mile Shops across from the City Center.

The Miracle Mile Shops across from the City Center feature the Rainforest Cafe. Via Instagram: @rainforest_cafe.

84. Rainforest Cafe

The iconic Rainforest Cafe is known for its American food served in a jungle setting. The casual dining restaurant which serves the standard kids menu is found in The Miracle Mile Shops across from the City Center.

New York New York, America, where you can find the best classical American cuisine.

The epitome of classical American cuisine. New York New York, America. Via Instagram: @nynyvegas.

85. America

The 24 hour casual dining restaurant at New York New York, America, features food from around the United States and is decorated with a large map of the country pinpointing iconic landmarks. There is also a donut shop, America Donut, that serves fresh baked donuts and pastries.

The Black Bear Diner.

Found near the Las Vegas South Premium Outlet Mall, check out the Black Bear Diner. Via Instagram: @blackbeardiner.

86. Black Bear Diner

If your family loves breakfast all day, Black Bear Diner is the restaurant your family will enjoy most in Las Vegas. Found near the Las Vegas South Premium Outlet Mall, Black Bear Diner offers casual dining and home style breakfast.

Las Vegas Shows for the Entire Family

Las Vegas is known for its entertainment and nearly every hotel on the strip and downtown offers some sort of live show. Some shows are for adults only, but there are plenty of shows that are fun and appropriate for the entire family.

Big Elvis, starring Pete Vallee at Harrah's Casino.

Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis at Harrah’s. Via Instagram: @harrahsvegas.

87. Big Elvis at Harrah’s Piano Bar

Las Vegas is known for its variety acts and impersonator shows and Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis at Harrah’s in an act that is free to the public. Big Elvis loves to involve the audience in his shows inside the Piano Bar, takes song requests, and is a Best of Las Vegas former winner.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends comedy and juggling. Photo credit: Groupon

88. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Voted Best New Family Show In Vegas, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends comedy and juggling with the talents of dogs, cats, and even a goat duo. All of the animals in the show are adopted from local rescues and shelters. Performed in the V Theater on the strip.

 Jabbawockeez in Las Vegas.

Jabbawockeez of MTV fame. Via Instagram: @jabbawockeez.

89. Jabbawockeez

The world renowned dance group, Jabbawockeez first rose to fame on an MTV dance competition show and have since become a regular fixture on the Las Vegas Strip. Currently in residence at MGM Grand the high tech dance group performs a family friendly show that is pulse pounding for the entire family.

Cirque du Soleil, KA.

Cirque du Soleil, KA. Photo credit: mgmgrand.com.

90. KA by Cirque du Soleil

You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas without seeing at least one Cirque du Soleil show. KA at MGM Grand is the story of twins who must go on an epic journey in fulfillment of their destinies. The production features martial arts, pyrotechnics and aerial adventures throughout the entire theater space.

A high wire act, Mystere by Cirque du Soleil.

Mystere by Cirque du Soleil. Photo credit: cirquedusoleil.com.

91. Mystere by Cirque du Soleil

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is home to Mystere by Cirque du Soleil, a lighter show by Cirque that plays with imagination, adventure, and athleticism. Mystere has won awards for best Production 8 times by Las Vegas Review Journal.

ONE is a dedication to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

ONE is a dedication Michael Jackson. Photo credit: mandalaybay.com.

92. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

This Cirque show is performed at Mandalay Bay and has been celebrated by Rolling Stone Magazine. ONE is a dedication to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and reflects his drama and showmanship as well as heartwarming songs and spirit.

O by Cirque De Soleil.

O is considered one of the best Cirque De Soleil shows of all time. Photo credit: cirquedusoleil.com.

93. O by Cirque du Soleil

O is often hailed as one of the best Cirque du Soleil shows of all time and is performed at Bellagio. The water show combines surrealism and romance with artistry and the concept of infinity. Families with children of all ages will be mesmerized by this one of a kind show.

Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Photo credit: cirquedusoleil.com.

94. Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

The Beatles may have been before your children’s time but everyone, young and old can appreciate the classic music of the greatest pop group of all time. LOVE is performed at The Mirage to a soundtrack that has won three Grammy awards.

Mac King, a Harrah's Hotel and Casino staple.

Mac King performs Tuesday-Saturday at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Photo credit: caesars.com.

95. Mac King Comedy Magic Show

Mac King is one of the premier magicians and the leading comedy magician in Las Vegas. This afternoon show is perfect for families with performances Tuesday-Saturday at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino.

PJ Mask, a kids show in Las Vegas.

PJ Mask for the kids. Photo credit: Groupon.

96. PJ Mask LIve

PJ Mask is one of the most celebrated animated preschool television shows and PJ Mask is now on tour and will be live at Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Tropicana Avenue on February 26th, 2019. The Arena features many family friendly shows throughout the year including Paw Patrol Live coming in April 2019.

Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment is performed at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment is performed at The Mirage. Photo credit: Terryfator website.

97. Terry Fator

Terry Fator’s ventriloquist act has been headlining the Las Vegas Strip for several years and continues to be one of the most loved shows in Las Vegas. Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment is performed at The Mirage and backed by live music, featuring celebrity impersonations, singing, comedy, and ventriloquism.

Tournament of Kings at Excalibur in Las Vegas.

Tournament of Kings at Excalibur. Via Instagram: @excaliburvegas.

98. Tournament of Kings

This action packed live jousting competition show at Excalibur transports you back to the time of King Arthur. Tournament of Kings is a dinner show that seats 900 in-the-round arena with special effects and plenty of pyrotechnics to delight. Back the baby wipes because dinner is served without utensils!

Blue Man Group in Las Vegas.

The Blue Man Group, a Las Vegas staple. Via Instagram: @bluemangroup.

99. Blue Man Group

The performance arts company Blue Man Group was founded in the late 1980’s and now features shows all over the world including Las Vegas. Three bald, blue men will put on an amazing show using art, comedy, and music, all without speaking a word. Currently in residence at Luxor.

The Smith Center performs School of Rock.

The Smith Center hosts some of the most exciting events anywhere in the United States including Disney Acapella. Via Instagram: @smithcenterlv.

100. The Smith Center

One of the greatest performance arts centers in the state of Nevada, The Smith Center hosts some of the most exciting events anywhere in the United States including Disney Acapella, Whose Line is it Anyways LIVE, Come From Away, Dancing With The Stars LIVE, Bernadette Peters, Cabaret jazz, The Beach Boys, and more.


Planning your Las Vegas vacation with kids doesn’t need to be difficult. Plan your itinerary using the 100 best places for kids and families in Vegas and your vacation will be stress free.

 

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