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Family Friendly Fun
Las Vegas might be known best for the world-famous strip and its abundant nightlife, but to the XX families who call this valley home, it is so much more than that. There is a variety of family-friendly fun that makes Vegas special. These kid-friendly amenities include museums, outdoor recreation, water parks, cultural festivals, and more.
Discovery Children’s Museum
The Discovery Children’s Museum has become a hub of learning for the youth of Southern Nevada. The museum’s mission is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water for Native Americans living here thousands of years ago. In 1997, the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors approved a plan to develop a preserve to protect and manage the cultural, natural and water resources of the site, and the Springs Preserve opened to the public in June 2007.
Featuring museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system, the Springs Preserve has evolved into a world-class attraction providing a glimpse of the origins of Las Vegas.
The Neon Museum is a great way for the kids to learn about Las Vegas casino history, in a unique environment. The attraction is built around the Neon Boneyard, a two-acre campus that features more than 200 vintage signs and marquees from the Vegas glory years.
Natural History Museum
From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes young and old alike on a learning adventure around the world. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Cirque Du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil has been part of Las Vegas for more than 20 years. The 90-minute shows run all year long, and have everything from music to illusion and from acrobatics to artistry. Each performance is an unforgettable event, with a mesmerizing show that is perfect for any age group.
Tournament of Kings
Tournament of Kings is Las Vegas’ ultimate dinner and a show experience. Adapted from the tale of King Arthur, this live-action production takes place in a 900-seat theater-in-the-round arena and immerses the audience in a tale of valor and treachery. Valiant knights ride mighty steeds and prove their chivalry amongst special effects and pyrotechnics. While knights fight, guests feast on a hearty three-course meal using the original utensil – their hands. Tournament of Kings is an epic portrayal of centuries past, and it’s all in the name of honor, country, and of course, food.
Downtown Container Park
The Downtown Container Park features open-air shopping center filled with boutique shops, bars, and restaurants–and made entirely from old shipping containers. Center of the park is the Treehouse, an interactive playground with stairs and slides that kids will love. Adjacent is a (real!) grass area where adults can relax while enjoying free concerts, movies, and more on the main stage.
Top Golf Las Vegas
You don’t have to enjoy golf to enjoy Topgolf. A four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games and balls that score themselves, Topgolf is a fun experience for all ages. It features climate-controlled hitting bays, hundreds of HDTVs, a stage for live concerts, water features with cabanas, dynamic event spaces, delicious food and more. They even offer a discount for locals.
Lion Habitat Ranch
Since 1989 the Lion Habitat Ranch has been providing a safe and warm environment for lions to live out their natural lives. Take a tour, feed the lions or the giraffe, and learn what its like to care for these animals each day.
Marvel Avengers Station
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is dedicated to all the Marvel superhero favorites. Not your average exhibition, the Avengers attraction in Las Vegas actually encourages you to get hands on with the team’s most prized possessions and artifacts, giving you plenty of photo ops and insight on the Tactical Intelligence Operative Network. You’ll have the security clearance to look inside intelligence files and classified documents, learning the real truth behind the scientific training and experiments that were conducted. Explore Bruce Banner’s lab, see Captain America’s uniform and shield and get a closer look at the shape-shifting aliens from the Battle of New York, the Chitauri. See if you can pick up Thor’s hammer and prove you’re a hero, not a villain.
Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Flying at Vegas Indoor Skydiving gives you a taste of the rush that skydivers enjoy during the freefall portion of their skydiving jump. All this in a safe and supervised environment!
FOOTGOLF is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf played on a golf course. Just like golf but kicking a soccer ball. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball and the object of the game is to kick the ball into a 21-inch diameter cup in the fewest number of kicks. Players will tee off or in this case KICK OFF from a set of markers and play holes ranging from 50 to 200 yards. Like golf, there will be Par 3’s, Par 4’s and Par 5’s with scores kept on a scorecard.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter—along with a special display for Chinese New Year. When the seasons turn and the displays rotate, 90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate our commitment to the earth. This free exhibit is fun for the whole family.
Adventuredome is a 5-acre indoor amusement park located at Circus Circus. The park is inside a large glass dome, and as such, is not affected by cold, rainy, or windy weather and is open year-round. It currently offers 25 rides and attractions including the Canyon Blaster roller coaster, rock climbing wall, 18-hole miniature golf course, a video game arcade, clown shows, Xtreme Zone, Pikes Pass, Virtual Reality Zone, Midway Games, and carnival-type games. During the fall it transforms into Frightdome, a spooky Halloween-themed theme park.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Ethel M Chocolates produces specialty premium chocolate in an unexpected oasis of fresh-crafted, gourmet chocolates. At Ethel M Chocolates, you will find deliciously fresh chocolates produced by our passionate Mars associates (and family!. Inspired by the kitchen of Ethel Mars (which date back to 1910), Forrest Mars Sr. created Ethel M Chocolates in his mother’s honor. Using her timeless recipes, Forrest’s vision of sharing fresh-crafted, small-batch, premium chocolates was born.
Located in the heat and the heart of the desert, Forrest went to extraordinary lengths to produce our unique chocolates and fillings right here at his factory so that the quality of the chocolates would never be compromised. The craftsmanship and care required to create each batch of Ethel M Chocolates unchanged. Our gourmet fillings and decadent chocolates are infused with a precise blend of love, art and science, and the result is always something magical.
Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas is a water park in Spring Valley, Nevada. The park is part of Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ Wet’n’Wild chain of water parks located across the world.
Cowabunga Bay was voted Las Vegas’ best Waterpark and features over 25 water slides and attractions, including a wave pool, a kids’ area, restaurants and more.