Once strictly a playground for adults, Las Vegas has expanded into quite an indulgent family-friendly destination. While still loaded with glitz, glamour, and gambling, Las Vegas also offers another side to Sin City. A dazzling oasis in a desert landscape, it is packed with non-stop energy, 24 hours a day and, adding to the excitement, is a great selection of first-class theme parks and stellar amusement parks.
If you want to experience more to Las Vegas than simply casinos and all-you-can-eat buffets, then scroll down to see this must-do list of Las Vegas’s best theme parks and amusement parks, fun for the whole family!
1. Adventuredome Theme Park
Adventuredome Theme Park is a thrilling 5-acre (2-hectare) indoor amusement park, located in the Circus Circus Hotel and Resort Casino. This climate-controlled, family-friendly venue features stomach-churning rides, like the Canyon Blaster rollercoaster, comprised of back-to-back vertical loops and dizzying corkscrews. For a slower pace, there’s the fanciful Circus Circus Carousel. Friday and Saturday offer Neon Nights, where visitors can enjoy neon-lit rides and attractions, as well as neon face painting and a glowing Neon Disco Roller Skating Rink!
Adventuredome Theme Park
Address: 2880 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: Adventuredome Theme Park
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 am, Sunday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
Price: 20-34 USD
2. Sky Zone Trampoline Park
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Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the world’s first indoor trampoline park, offering an array of activities, from freestyle bouncing and ultimate dodgeball and fitness programs for all ages to toddler time for much younger participants. Try your skills at SkyNinja, a newly constructed escapade that tests your coordination and balance abilities 22 feet (6.7 meters) above the ground! Or, practice your extreme jumping and dunking skills with the boisterous SkySlam.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Address: 7440 Dean Martin Drive Ste 201, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Website: Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Opening hours: Monday 11.00 am to 8.00 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Friday 3.00 pm to 11.00 pm, Saturday10.00 am to 11.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Price: 16-20 USD
If you want to do something truly out of the ordinary, then Dig This Las Vegas is the place. Aboard either a bulldozer, an excavator, or both, and live out your fantasy of navigating heavy machinery with this adventure. Participants are allowed to dig trenches, form and rollover massive mounds of dirt, and maneuver 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) tires. You can even play “Bucket Basketball’! A professional instructor guides you via a headset the entire way and, needless to say, all the equipment is provided.
Las Vegas Heavy Machinery Playground Session
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
4. Magical Forest - Opens Nov. 23
A seasonal adventure that opens every year on the 23rd of November, Magical Forest is a festive place to visit during Christmastime. Boasting a stupendous winter wonderland, Magical Forest provides millions of dazzling sparkling lights, elaborately decorated trees, a fabulous gingerbread house, exciting nightly entertainment, delicious food, and so much more to contribute to continuous holiday cheer! Perfect for young ones and also those who are young at heart.
Address: 6300 W Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Website: Magical Forest
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Price: 18-20 USD
5. Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
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Just a quick 20-minute drive south of Las Vegas is Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, for when you’re in the mood for some exhilarating water action. Cowabunga Bay is a sprawling water park, boasting a multitude of fun slides and a wide range of water attractions, including a wave pool measuring 35,000ft² (3,251m²), one of the largest in Nevada. A safe kiddie area and a great selection of top eateries are just a few of the other amenities at this go-to spot to beat the heat.
Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
Address: 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
Website: Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
Opening hours: (Seasonal) March-September, check website
Price: 30-40 USD
6. Paradise Water Park
If you want a break from the high-octane energy of the Las Vegas Strip, then Paradise Water Park is a great alternative. Paradise Water Park is truly an affordable way to stay cool during Las Vegas’ brutally hot summer months. It’s a seasonal venue, offering a huge sparkling swimming pool. The towering waterslide is an exciting addition to any city swimming pool and, best of all, you can’t beat the price of admission.
Paradise Water Park
Address: 4775 S. McLeod., Las Vegas, NV 89121
Website: Paradise Water Park
Opening hours: (Seasonal) Monday-Thursday 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Friday CLOSED, Saturday-Sunday 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Price: 2-3 USD
Get an intimate tour of everything Las Vegas has to offer with Sin City Smash. Offered in over 100 languages, Sin City Smash pairs you with an expert interpreter. Participants are allowed to select from a fabulous list of attractions and are given a reasonable timetable to enjoy each venue. Admire the outdoor dancing water display at the Bellagio, spin the roulette wheel at the Stratosphere Casino, or, if you have young ones along, visit the Discovery Children’s Museum. Anything is available to you on the Sin City Smash tour with your interpreter confidently guiding you.
Sin City Tour In Las Vegas With An Interpreter
Duration: 3 to 8 hours
8. Red Ridge Park Kids Water Park
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Surrounded by an expansive green lawn, a delightful playground, and a nice covered picnic area, Red Ridge Park Kids Water Park offers a low-key good time in a tranquil environment. The large shimmering splash pad is a seasonal feature of the park and is comprised of several multi-shaped water spouts, adding a layer of enchantment to the water fun. In addition to splash-time action, there’s frisbee golf and nice walking trails, making an afternoon spent here a blissful outing.
Red Ridge Park Kids Water Park
Address: 7027 S El Capitan Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Website: Red Ridge Park Kids Water Park
Opening hours: April 1st-October 31st, 9.00 am to 10.30 pm
9. The Midway
Located in the lively Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, the Midway is a true highlight of this Las Vegas establishment. Providing a huge carnival atmosphere, it offers an expansive collection of fun games and top prizes. The Midway possesses over 200 modern and old-school arcade machines. If arcades don’t appeal to you, then simply look up and be entertained by the live trapeze artists performing from above or be mesmerized by other circus acts under the Midway’s Big Top: the largest permanent circus in the world!
Address: 2880 South Las Vegas Blvd, Circus Circus Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: The Midway
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10.00 am to 1.00 am, Friday-Sunday 10.00 am to 1.30 am
Price: FREE admission
Only 15 minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas offers a cool break from the heat of Sin City’s desert climate. Boasting over 25 exciting waterslides and many other out-of-this-world fun water attractions, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is the leading water park for captivating thrills. Measure your level of bravery on the tight corkscrew turns of the Constrictor tube waterslide or the Rattler, that takes you on a wild descent of more than 360 feet (109.7 meters) through a series of heart-pounding twists and turns until you hit the crystal-blue splash-down pool!
Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas Waterpark Admission in Nevada Desert
Duration: 1 to 7 days
Exciting Las Vegas
Travelers to Las Vegas can still pull the lever on a slot machine at Bally’s and enjoy a big-budget stage show at Ceaser’s Palace, but there’s also a way to experience Las Vegas on a completely different level of entertainment with these incredible theme parks and amusements parks. Be assured, excitement in Las Vegas isn’t a gamble - it’s a sure thing!
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