Las Vegas for Kids

Las Vegas’ nickname, “Sin City,” may scare off the little ones, but it’s not just adults who come to play here. Las Vegas draws more and more families with every passing year. When you're not cruising the Strip or dipping in and out of the grandiose hotels, there's plenty for you and the kids to do in Vegas. After you've booked your Vegas vacation home, check out these Las Vegas for kids attractions.

Las Vegas Water Parks, Theme Parks, and Rides

Adventuredome Las Vegas


The Adventuredome at Circus Circus has 25 indoor rides that will give everyone in your family an ear-to-ear grin. From roller coasters (the Canyon Blaster) to water rides (the Rim Runner) to the high thrills of the famous Sling Shot, no adventure seeker will be bored here. More easygoing attractions, like the arcade and circus carousel, ensure that the littlest ones in your group don’t feel left out.


Wild Island Family Adventure Park

It gets awfully hot in Nevada in the summer. Hence the need for Las Vegas water parks, like the Wild Island Family Adventure Park. Cool off at this fun-filled park in the summer and enjoy year-round attractions like mini golf and bowling.

The Eiffel Tower Experience

Las Vegas’ replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is a must-see, but the view from its observation deck is even better.

NASCAR Entertainment Center

It’s easy to spend a whole day with the kiddos here. The NASCAR Entertainment Center features SPEED – The Ride, the Las Vegas Cyber Speedway, an arcade, and food at the NASCAR Café.

Adventure Canyon

Within the Buffalo Bills Resort and Casino is one of Vegas’ most unique attractions – Adventure Canyon, a wet and wild log ride that features an interactive shooting game. 

The Manhattan Express Roller Coaster

This crazy coaster is located right on the Strip at the New York-New York Hotel. Experience big thrills as you ride through the Big Apple!

Stratosphere Tower

The Stratosphere Tower stands 1,149 feet tall. But it’s not just the view from its awe-inspiring observation deck that draws tourists. It’s the tower's rides – like the Big Shot, Insanity, and X Streme – that will take you on an adventure you'll never forget!

Free Shows for Kids in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Aquarium

Silverton Hotel Aquarium

Tropical fish, stingrays, sharks, and… mermaids? If you’re lucky, you just might see a mermaid swim by the beautiful marine animals at this popular aquarium.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory and the Botanical Cactus Gardens

Watch chocolatiers work hard at their craft and sample some gourmet treats! When you get your fill of chocolate, take a self-guided tour of the beautiful cactus gardens.

Fountains of Bellagio

This amazing water, light, and music show has been wowing Vegas visitors for years, and you can find out what all the buzz is about yourself… for free!

MGM Grand Lion Habitat

View the jungle giants up close!

M&M’s World

If the Chocolate Factory doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth, the 4-story M&M’s World should be your next stop. Before you spend your money on M&M souvenirs and candies, check out the entertaining and totally free 3D movie, “I Lost My M in Vegas.”  This is one of the best free shows for kids in Las Vegas.

Circus Acts at Circus Circus

Clown shows, amazing acrobatics, juggling, and all kinds of circus acts are on display every day from 11 am to midnight at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

The Volcano at the Mirage

While the Fountains of Bellagio combine water with music, the volcano show is a much more fiery experience. You and the kids can watch these dancing fireballs for free.

Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

This bird paradise is one of Vegas’ most serene sights to see. Swans, parrots, and of course the signature flamingos make a great background for a family photo-op.

More Kid-Friendly Las Vegas Attractions

Las Vegas Children's Museum


It’s the arcade of all arcades. Nostalgic parents can play Atari games while their kids go virtual bowling.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum

The interactive and educational playground is a hit with adults and children alike.

Zoological Botanical Park

At this 3-acre zoo, you’ll discover wallabies, apes, alligators, cockatoos, and a slew of other fascinating animals, some of which are endangered.

Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

The incredible habitat was created by magicians/conservationists Siegfried and Roy. Tigers, panthers, dolphins, and leopards all call the facility their home sweet home and you can observe them in an intimate setting.

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

Intimidating sharks, colorful fish, and a 300-pound sea turtle… the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay sure is memorable.

Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon will be a breath of fresh air for you and your family; escape from the busy Strip to this natural wonderland, perfect for rock climbing, hiking, or just driving around. 

King Putt Mini-Golf

Mini golf is a great, laidback way to spend time with the kids in Vegas.

Don’t forget about Las Vegas shows; the most popular ones are often kid-friendly. With our in-depth guide to Las Vegas Events and Shows, you can buy tickets ahead of time for everything from Blue Man Group to Cirque du Soleil!

Family Vacations in Las Vegas Made Easy

Whether it’s the museums or the free shows for kids in Las Vegas, it’s becoming more and more apparent that Las Vegas is a family-friendly vacation spot. But that doesn’t mean you won’t want to indulge in a little Vegas nightlife or go sightseeing by yourself from time to time. Because of this, Vegas has many childcare options, including its numerous Kid’s quest childcare facilities.

What about food? The many buffets and fun, filling restaurants like Fellini’s and the Pink Pony Café, mean that it's inexpensive and easy to dine in Vegas. Don’t forget about your deluxe Vegas vacation rental, either. You can cook your kid’s favorite dishes in your own kitchen. Many Las Vegas condominiums even feature fully-stocked, gourmet dream kitchens!

Hotels have a certain appeal in Vegas that can’t be denied, but they make better “sights to see” than accommodations. Especially if you’re traveling with kids! For family vacations in Las Vegas, a sizeable and affordable vacation rental makes a lot more sense than a hotel. The privacy and extra sense of security don’t hurt, either. Vacation has more than 250 Las Vegas vacation rentals for you to choose from.

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