Friday, July 28, 2017

100 Things to Do With Kids in Las Vegas

One of the most common questions tourist ask is what can families do while they are in Las Vegas.  Of course there are plenty of things for adults to do in Las Vegas--it's Sin City after all--but there are also plenty of hidden things for kids to enjoy while they are on vacation here as well...

  1. Go roller skating.
  2. Go ice skating.
  3. Go swimming.
  4. Check out the events list at our fabulous library.
  5. Go to a water park, either Cowabunga Bay or Wet N Wild.
  6. Play mini golf.
  7. Watch circus acts at Circus Circus.
  8. Go to SkyZone, an indoor trampoline park.
  9. Check out the Children's Discovery Museum.
  10. Go to a community event (listed weekly on this bulletin board).
  11. Watch a magic show, Mac King and Nathan Burton are very popular day time shows.
  12. Take a ride on the High Roller.
  13. Check out the Circus Circus Adventuredome.
  14. Watch a movie.
  15. Go bowling.
  16. Watch a rodeo event (many are free at Southpoint on weekends).
  17. Hike or climb the rocks at Red Rock Canyon.
  18. Visit the Springs Preserve.
  19. Participate in an event at a local State Park.
  20. Do a zip line ride at the Fremont or Bootleg Canyon.
  21. Ride the New York, New York Roller Coaster.
  22. Do the scary rides at the top of the Stratosphere.
  23. Watch a Cirque du Soleil show.
  24. Take a day trip to Oatman.
  25. Check out the Bonnie Springs Ranch.
  26. Visit the Anderson Dairy.
  27. Tour the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and see their cactus garden.
  28. Watch the Tournament of Kings Show.
  29. Go indoor skydiving.
  30. Go to Top Golf.
  31. Visit the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay.
  32. Go horseback riding.
  33. Play pinball at the Pinball Hall of Fame.
  34. Play games at one of the many arcades in Vegas.
  35. Check out the rocks at the 7 Magic Mountains exhibit.
  36. Go go carting at the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix or at Fast Lap.
  37. Check out the fish at the Silverton and the Golden Nugget.
  38. Visit the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
  39. Play laser tag at Laser Quest.
  40. Visit one of the many escape room game places.
  41. Play at one of the many kids areas such as at the Container Park or Town Square.
  42. Play and feed the ducks, even go fishing, at Sunset Park.
  43. Visit the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
  44. Check out Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum.
  45. Check out the bird habitat at the Flamingo.
  46. Visit the Hoover Dam.
  47. Visit the Coke, M & M, and Hershey stores on The Strip.
  48. Check out the Bellagio Fountain Show and Conservatory.
  49. Go boating on Lake Mead.
  50. Take a train ride on the Nevada Southern Railway.
  51. Take a gondola ride at the Venetian.
  52. Go jet skiing in Laughlin.
  53. Check out the Seaquest Aquarium.
  54. Take a day trip to Mt Charleston for hiking, skiing, and other activities.
  55. Visit the CSN Planetarium.
  56. Visit Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bills in Primm.
  57. Visit one of the many ghost towns near Las Vegas.
  58. Check out a Strip show including the Fall of Atlantis, the Mirage Volcano, and the Rainstorm.
  59. Watch the light show at Fremont.
  60. Watch live music (or just the weird buskers) on Fremont.
  61. Go to an old fashioned drive in movie at the West Wind.
  62. Visit the Neon Museum.
  63. Take a stroll in the outdoors at either Wetlands Park, Floyd Lamb Park, or the Henderson Bird Preserve.
  64. Go shooting.
  65. Watch the Sunset Stampede at Sam's Town.
  66. Watch a family-oriented Las Vegas Show such as Carrot Top, Penn & Teller, or the Blue Man Group.
  67. Check out one of the many indoor kid's play gyms in Las Vegas.
  68. Check out the Marvel Avenger's S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at TI.
  69. Take a day trip to the Grand Canyon.
  70. Eat unusual food at an unusual restaurant such as dim sum, Ethiopian, or an Indian buffet.
  71. Visit the National Atomic Testing Museum.
  72. Do a family fun run together.
  73. Take a photo in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.
  74. Go off-roading in an ATV, dune buggie, dirt bike, etc.
  75. Watch a local Vegas sports team: Las Vegas 51s, the Golden Knights, and eventually the Raiders.
  76. Visit the Gilcrease Orchard.
  77. If you are here during the holidays, visit a haunted house, see Christmas light exhibits, or watch the fireworks.
  78. Go sand dune sledding.
  79. Take a day trip to Zion National Park.
  80. Check out Valley of Fire State Park.
  81. Go indoor rock climbing.
  82. Visit Las Vegas's Chinatown.
  83. Play at Exploration Park and climb to the top of the "peak".
  84. Watch a family-oriented event at the Smith Center.
  85. Go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  86. Watch a free outdoor movie.
  87. Watch the minstrels and street performers at the Grand Canal Shops.
  88. Make some ceramics here, here, or here.
  89. Visit one of the many hot springs near Las Vegas.
  90. Visit the Mob Museum.
  91. Enjoy a free guided hike (or children's activity) at Red Rock Canyon.
  92. Check out the Henderson Parks and Rec calendar for family-friendly activities.
  93. Participate in family-centered activities including Pokemon Gogeocaching, collecting squashed pennies, and volksmarching.
  94. Visit the 30-acre Clark County Museum.
  95. Take a free tour of the Shelby Car Museum.
  96. Buy some souvenirs at the World's Largest Gift Shop.
  97. Enjoy one of the many family-friendly resort pools in Vegas.
  98. Older kids might be interested in the Bodies Exhibit, Titanic Exhibit, or the CSI Experience.
  99. Watch the airplanes either at McCarran or during training exercises at Nellis AFB.
  100. Check out any of the numerous activities held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
**During the summer it can be dangerous to do many of the outdoor activities listed here due to high heat.  For activities that have a fee, always check Groupon and Google for coupons.  Always carry water and sunscreen with you.  Wear comfy shoes as there is A LOT of walking to be done in Las Vegas.  Kid's can walk though casinos but are not allowed to linger in the gaming areas.  Both the drinking and gambling age in Nevada is 21.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list and I appreciate the time you took to make this. I'll definitely be trying more off this list. I'm actually super interested in sledding the dunes one day!