The Vegaster 7: Top 7 Kid Friendly Attractions in Vegas
Adventuredome at Circus Circus: What kid doesn’t like a rollercoaster ride? And what adult wouldn’t rather wait for one where there’s air conditioning? With all the rides you expect from a carnival, and then some, kids can realistically be entertained here for the entire day. El Loco is the newest addition, a 70 foot high roller coaster that will make you wish you skipped the hot dog.
Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat: On the calmer side is a secret animal hideaway at the Mirage, where the only things scary are the live tigers wandering about. Here you will find some of the rarest big cat species, including the breathtaking snow white tiger. Once you and the kids have your full of big cats, you can meander down to the dolphin habitat and see these magical animals at play. Even if you don’t come to Vegas with kids, this is a must see attraction.
Mystere: Who says you can’t take a kid to a Vegas show? Now, for obvious reasons we tried to stayed clear of the Cirque stuff, only because we didn’t want to have to deal with any anatomy questions, but found this gem which had all the magic you expect with Cirque with no sexual undertones. Mystere is a 90 minute extravaganza playing at Treasure Island that is the perfect bed time story before you get to head out to the casino.
Sports Zone Arcade: Very conveniently located in the North Tower of the Hilton, LVH or now known as Westgate, this arcade is supervised- Read: we can leave the kids here for an hour and go play craps! There are over 25 different arcade games, including simulation games for the kids to enjoy.
Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas: Admittedly, this was one where the kids were kicking and screaming at first not to go. But once inside they were mesmerized. Not only were the kids (and us) able to run fingers through the hairs of their favorite stars, they got to get their picture taken with them. Don’t forget to check out SCREAM while at the Venetian’s famous wax museum. This is an incredible maze set up with actor/zombies that jump out at you while you search for the exit, just be prepared to deal with nightmares later on.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada: If you want to get the kids a little taste of Nevada fresh air, travel 30 minutes outside of the city. Bonnie Springs brings the old west back to life with a saloon scuffle, gun fight and hanging. Tours also include a visit to the jail and a small wax museum. The real kicker though is the petting zoo located just outside the make believe town. This is a day trip for sure, and guaranteed to wipe the kids out for the night.
Jeff Civillico: It turned out to be harder then we thought to find kid friendly shows, now that the Lion King is gone. It may also be that we were overly cautious here as these were not really our kids. We did find Jeff at the Linq to combine just the right amount of comedy and action to make the kids ooh, ahh, and laugh, without any of the raunch you usually find peppered in with these types of variety shows in Vegas. Kids will love this interactive live show, and so will you.
There is no reason why you can’t balance your Vegas fun with things kids like too. Even the Vegaster adventure experts were impressed with the number, and type, of activities they found that both they and their kid for a day had a great time doing.