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All Ages Vegas Fun

Beautiful Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic grown up playgrounds, featuring endless gaming, dazzling shows, and indulgent atmosphere. There’s a reason it’s known as Sin City.

But it’s not all for grown ups; there are plenty of great (and inexpensive) things to do in Las Vegas and its surrounding communities families can enjoy, from parks and shows, to museums and thrill rides.

So if you’re planning on traveling to the City of Lights with your young ones in tow, check out these parent-approved things to do in Las Vegas:


Explore the strip.

You’d be remiss not exploring the Las Vegas strip’s iconic sites and structures, like the Bellagio Fountains, putting on one of the city’s most dazzling displays several times a day.

Similarly, it may not be París, but Vegas’ Eiffel Tower Experience is surely worth a visit. Take the glass elevator all the way to the top for some of the best views the city has to offer.

Get a sugar high.

What kid doesn’t love sweets? Grab the little rascals and head over to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory for a decadent tour of the famed facility. Even better, the factory has locations in both Las Vegas and Henderson; the latter also features the Cactus Garden attraction, which is free of admission

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High Roller Big Apple Coaster

If you’re looking to indulge a little closer to the strip, the M&M’s World is a must-see. Check out the 3D film, get your name on an M&M, and grab some souvenirs on your way out.

Get your thrill on.

North of the strip, the Adventuredome provides all the thrills, chills, and maybe spills – depending on the last time you ate – a normal amusement park would, just indoors. What a concept!

And of course, a staple of the strip for many years, the High Roller, Big Apple Coaster is one of the largest coasters in the state.

For a ground-level good time, check out the All-American Sports Park at the southern end of the strip, near the McCarran International Airport.

Learn something new.

If your little ones are on the curious side, visit Vegas’ awesome museums, and start with the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, chock-full of interactive exhibits and hands-on fun.

Just off the strip, the National Atomic Testing Museum may not sound quite kid-friendly, but the awe-inspiring test footage, authentic equipment, and Area 51 exhibit may prove otherwise.

Over in downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum features even more in-depth discovery and regional history.

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Have an adventure.

If you’re ready to escape the concrete jungle and see what southern Nevada has to offer, make the short journey to the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The site features nearly 200,000 acres of iconic Mojave Desert red rocks, and be easily enjoyed via a 13-mile loop road.

As if that wasn’t enough, to the northwest of Vegas proper, Floyd Lame State Park offers plenty of outdoor recreation and adventure in its own right.

Get wild.

The kids will surely get a kick out of Vegas’ wild side – no, literally – on full display at attractions like the Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, featuring live dolphins, big cats, and tons of beautiful trees and shrubs.

If its marine life you’re after, be sure to check out the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, featuring 14 exhibits and over 100 sharks and other unique sea creatures.

There’s more where that came from – a slight trip from the strip, the Silverton Aquarium at Silverton Casino features thousands of tropical fish, stingrays, sharks, and more. Even better, it’s free.

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Best Western Plus Las Vegas South Henderson

3041 Saint Rose Pkwy, Henderson NV 89052-3839
Phone: +1 702-568-0027  |  Fax: (702) 568-0041  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western McCarran Inn

4970 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89119-1206
Phone: +1 702-798-5530  |  Fax: (702) 798-7627  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Las Vegas West

8669 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89117-5860
Phone: +1 702-256-3766  |  Fax: (702) 256-3763  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Casino Royale

3411 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas NV 89109-8955
Phone: +1 702-737-3500  |  Fax: (702) 650-4743  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus North Las Vegas Inn & Suites

4540 Donovan Way, North Las Vegas NV 89081-2726
Phone: +1 702-649-3000  |  Fax: (702) 649-3997  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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