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Family Friendly Attractions in Las Vegas

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It’s easy to assume that Las Vegas, so full of decadent casinos, is simply an adults' playground. But this diverse city is actually a wonderland of family-friendly activities, whether your kids like theme parks, amazing animals, or mind-boggling science.

 

Theme parks

 

Vegas is speckled with theme and amusement parks that are sure to get the kids brimming with excitement - and who knows, you may want to take a whirl on the rides too.

 

Adventuredome

 

Open year-round, this magical indoor amusement park will make your kids go wild. Set beneath an immense glass dome - tinged with pink to add a cartoony twist - Adventuredome features eye-popping thrill rides, including a dizzying double-corkscrew roller coaster and an extreme sling-shot free-fall ride. There are rides for juniors, and heaps of attractions for the whole family, including mini golf and a carousel.

 

2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109. Tel:+1 702 794 3939

 

Adventuredome website
Museums

 

It’s not always easy to get kids interested in the arts and sciences, but Las Vegas’ selection of child-friendly exhibits are sure to entertain and intrigue.

 

Discovery Children’s Museum

 

This fun-filled museum is home to themed exhibitions aimed at introducing younger kids to the wonderful worlds of science, history, and culture. The array of hands-on exhibits - which range from mini-engineering challenges to fossil-finding games - will ignite your kid’s love of learning, and parents shouldn’t be surprised if they learn something new as well.

 

360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas NV 89106. Tel:+1 702 382 3445

 

Discovery Children’s Museum website

 

Bodies: The Exhibition

 

The squeamish may want to brace themselves: this attraction displays real human bodies, dissected, preserved, and arranged in a manner of quirky positions - each giving you a unique and never-before seen 3D insight into the wonders of the human body. Startling, educational, and unforgettable, this surreal exhibition is a must-see - but it’s probably one for slightly older kids.

 

3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89119. Tel:+1 702 262 4400

 

Bodies: The Exhibition website

 

Wonderful wildlife

 

Las Vegas is surrounded by bountiful wildlife and beautiful nature - like the Springs Preserve and the Red Rock Canyon Conservation area - but if you want to stay within the city, check out this family favorite.

 

Shark Reef Aquarium

 

You may be in the middle of the desert, but Vegas won’t stop you from seeing spectacular sea life. Based in the Mandalay Bay resort, this huge aquarium houses cute catfish, alien-like octopuses, and plenty of sharks. Unlike other aquariums, Shark Reef also displays enormous sharp-toothed alligators and Komodo dragons. With thoroughly descriptive plaques for each exhibit, your kids will also learn a lot.

 

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89119. Tel:+1 702 632 4555

 

Shark Reef Aquarium website

 

Family dining

 

After a long day of sight-seeing, everyone’s sure to want a good, hearty meal. Thankfully, Las Vegas’ lavish cuisine culture provides restaurants to suit all tastes and needs.

 

Hash House A Go Go

 

Enjoy giant portions of classic American fare in this all-day diner-style eatery. Even the pickiest eaters are bound to find something they like from the vast menu, which shows off a farm-to-table edge. Kids and adults alike will love this friendly restaurant’s sage-fried chicken and blueberry-pecan pancakes.

 

3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas NV 89109. Tel:+1 702 254 4646

 

Hash House A Go Go website

 

Rainforest Café

 

What could your kids love more than dining in the middle of a magical rainforest, surrounded by giant mushrooms, green vines, and the sounds of the jungle? With a themed kids' menu of pasta, pizzas, and burgers, and an extensively varied main menu - ranging from salads to succulent shellfish, this one's bound to tick all the boxes.

 

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109. Tel:+1 702 891 8580

 

Rainforest Café website