6 Kid Friendly Vegas Venues for the Summer
Birds chirping and budding tulips can only mean one thing to parents, school’s about to be out for summer. If you’re having doubts about how you can fit a visit to Vegas into your family vacation plans, we have found 6 ways to entertain those kiddies that make Las Vegas a favorite spot for the whole family.
Container Park – Spend some time in the Vegas sun at this unique park right in the center of all the action. Moms and Dads will love the shopping boutiques and restaurants, while the kids can explore the one-of-a-kind treehouse. This multi-story playground has plenty of activities to help burn off all that stored up energy. Check the parks calendar of events when in town too, to see about any family oriented entertainment going on after the sun goes down.
Aquarium at Silverton – Where Blue Diamond and Industrial Roads intersect sits the Silverton Hotel and Casino. This unpretentious hotel has a lot to offer families, including one of the best free attractions in Vegas. The 117 thousand gallon fish tank will put your home aquarium to shame with its stunning variety of tropical fish from all over the world, and the live mermaids swimming about the rocks.
Discovery Children’s Museum – Forget the image the word museum conjures, and replace it with your kids being smartly entertained for hours. Downtown Vegas’ Discover Children’s Museum offers kids of all ages unparalleled and unique activities. From its 13 level jungle gym to a real life “who dunnit” mystery adventure, your kid’s minds are constantly being stimulated. So much so, that you’re biggest problem will probably be getting them to leave.
Madame Tussauds at the Venetian – A wax museum is not likely the first thing you think of when thinking family fun, but with the specialty attractions at Madame Tussauds the kiddies will be clamoring for another visit. While you’re busy rubbing elbows with the likeness of Madonna, Beyonce or the Shaq, kids can hang with their Marvel superheroes. The Marvel 4-D Theater is an interactive movie experience where you and the kids can actually feel the action as the Avengers save Vegas from imminent destruction.
M&M Store – If you happen to walk by the strip entrance to the MGM Grand, then you can’t miss those two round guys hanging out right next door. Red and Yellow M&M stand proudly over the doors of their own four-story store, which boasts a lot more than just “melt in your mouth” bags of treats. Inside is a whirlwind of merchandise, movies and big facts that you never knew existed about your smallest favorite chocolate bite.
Hershey’s Chocolate World – Hershey’s may not have the character that M&M does, but it certainly has more sweets to choose from. Found at New York New York, this super-sized chocolate world is filled to the brim with all your favorite candies from the brand. Make your kids jolly with colorful bags of Jolly Ranchers, or let them break their teeth on those incredible Ice Breakers. They can even keep busy designing their own candy bar wrappers while you’re busy getting some kisses for yourself.
Fill the kid’s itinerary during the day, so that they’ll be completely tuckered out at night. Then find yourself a sitter and traverse to those adult-only spots that make Vegas a vacation favorite for you.