Las Vegas is widely known as Disneyland for adults, but what happens when you have children with you? Luckily, Las Vegas has a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy, with outings and attractions which are suitable for everyone from the ages of two to eighty-two. Do you dream of flying high above on a Ferris Wheel? Maybe find your wild side as you float through the air as an indoor skydiver or find your superpowers at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N? There’s something suitable for people of every age, away from the bright lights of the strip and create memorable moments for yourself and your family to cherish. Check out, below, our list of the best things to do with kids, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you are feeling brave enough then a trip to Las Vegas’ indoor skydiving arena is the place for you! This unique experience is bound to get your adrenaline pumping as you fly at wind speeds of approximately 120mph (193kph) through the air, without the annoying nuisances of a parachute or a flight. This experience is available for everyone from children to adults, which makes this is the perfect outing for the whole family if you’re brave enough.
Indoor Skydiving Experience in Las Vegas
Duration: 45 minutes
Standing at 550 feet (152 meters) above the infamous Las Vegas Strip is the worlds tallest observation wheel, complete with twenty-eight cabins that offer sweeping 360-degree views over Las Vegas. A ride on the wheel takes half an hour and showcases a different side to Las Vegas, it’s a memorable experience for the whole family. If the adults fancy a treat, there’s a happy half hour bar to opt for on the observation wheel. Unfortunately, the guests have to be 21 or older to enter this exclusive cabin.
High Roller World's Largest Observation Wheel at The LINQ
Duration: 30 minutes
3. Indulge at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Let Charlie and Willy Wonka have their chocolate factory because there’s another at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory which boasts the sweetest treats in all of Las Vegas. This luxury chocolate factory is situated within the grounds of one of the worlds largest desert cactus gardens. See how the chocolate is made, from the whirling of the machines to the intricacies of the handmade pecan brittle. Certainly, don’t miss the tasting room to discover your favorite chocolate of the day.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Address: Ethel M Chocolates Customer Service, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
Website: Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)
Price: 15 USD
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No matter what age you are, when visiting Las Vegas you should take the chance to explore Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. This awe-inspiring exhibit and shop has everything that will wow people of all ages. You can take your chance to channel Tony Stark as you step inside Iron Man’s suit and tackle the bad guys to become a hero. When you’ve finished being Iron Man, be sure to take your chance to train to become a member of S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and leave knowing that you have acquired the knowledge to join the Avengers in their quest to save the world, just be wary of Thanos.
Marvel Avengers STATION Admission Ticket at Treasure Island
Duration: 2 hours
Take a step from the Las Vegas strip and embrace your wild side at the Lion Habitat Ranch. This lion sanctuary aims to protect lions whilst emulating their natural habitat and donating money to protect the unofficial royalty big cats of the Savana from Las Vegas. Get up close to these stunning creatures at feeding times as you can have a ‘feast with the beasts’ experience, sitting in the lion’s den enjoying your lunch whilst they feed around you.
Lion Habitat Ranch Admission with Behind-the-Scenes Option
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
6. Tour the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Gardens in the Nevada desert? This has to be seen to be believed. In true Las Vegas style, this isn’t your traditional garden. The Bellagio has curated a garden that offers a sensory wonderland, from the stunning floral displays to the scents that fill the large conservatory, especially when the cherry blossoms bloom in spring. Each season is welcomed by a stunning display which wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery. Be sure to make the most of your stay by visiting one of the Bellagio’s infamous restaurants and bars.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Opening hours: 24 hours
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is an absolute must visit if you’ve got children, or if you want a fun and silly night that is packed full of belly laughs and amazement at some of the most awe-inspiring pets in Nevada. Watch as performers juggle, pets jump, balance and dance their way into your heart. The entire show is lead by the best ring leaders in the business to ensure that you keep laughing and leave knowing that you have had a night to remember.
World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at Planet Hollywood
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cirque du Soleil is quite possibly the most widely recognized circus performer show in the world, where talented artists and visual performers create an awe-inspiring showcase that takes you on a journey through different worlds. Where better to experience this visual masterpiece than on the glittering strip of Las Vegas? Luckily, Las Vegas is home to no less than six Cirque du Soleil shows, all of which are perfect for children to go an enjoy with their families.
"O™" by Cirque du Soleil® at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Roll up, roll up and take a step to the Neon Museum, take a dive deep into the Neon Boneyard, the place where the Las Vegas signs of old are taken at the end of their run on the boulevard, where they stand as monuments to the past, with signs dating from the present day back to the 1930s. The North Gallery of the Neon Museum is dedicated to providing a backdrop to Instagram photo shoots, film sets and even weddings. Support local artists who showcase their work within the Neon Museum and keep your eye open for special events and exhibitions that the museum put on throughout the year.
Las Vegas Museum Tour
Duration: 7 hours
Wet'n'Wild is an absolute must to visit if you have children or if you’re young at heart, this adventure-packed water park is full of slides, rides and pools to allow you to have your dose of adrenaline whilst cooling down from the Las Vegas heat. Keep an eye out for kids drive-in moves or Saturday DJ events to party poolside for the adults.
Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas Waterpark Admission in Nevada Desert
Duration: 1 to 7 days
A different side of Las Vegas
Step away from the casinos and step into another side of Las Vegas that not many people get to see, from family-friendly shows to water parks and even superheroes. There’s so much for the whole family to explore in Las Vegas that you won’t even think twice about the Las Vegas Strip.
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