When most people think of Las Vegas, family-friendly may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are plenty of things you can do with kids in the city, both on and off the strip. Here are some of the best things to do in Las Vegas with kids.
OmegaMart is a grocery store that has been turned on its head. Located off the strip, this interactive art installation has been developed by Meow Wolf and offers a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
The grocery store offers a bunch of very wacky items that feel like they came from another dimension, and there are plenty of surprises just waiting for you to find them. And the best part is Area15 has plenty more to do besides OmegaMart!
Pinball Hall Of Fame
49258 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Pinball Hall Of Fame is a non-profit that houses 25,000 square feet of pinball machines ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s. All machines are owned by one man, and they are on display for fans to view, and play. Yes, play. All machines at the Hall Of Fame are playable. This is not a collection of arcade-style machines, so you won’t get any tickets or win any prizes, but there’s a lot of nostalgia, and many classic pinball games to play and enjoy.
Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
With a combination of education and deliciousness, you and your family are sure to enjoy this factory tour when you get a behind-the-scenes look at how chocolate is made from start to finish.
In addition to the free walkthrough tour, there’s also chocolate tasting experiences that you can enjoy, and you’ll even receive an honorary chocolatier certificate and 15% off any purchases you make that day!
3528 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169
SeaQuest Aquarium is one of the most hands-on experiences you can find in the country! With plenty of experiences you can book, like wallaby or Asian otter interactions, or feeding tokens that allow you to feed a number of the many amazing animals they have.
As one of the many interaction opportunities that Seaquest offers, there is the Safaris – these are a great opportunity for you to get up close and personal with the animals on the tour and learn more about them. Among the safaris offered are Reptiles of Extraordinary Sizes, Under the Sea, and How to be a Zookeeper!
Tournament Of Kings
Excalibur Hotel: Excalibur Way, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tournament of kings is the perfect dinner show for kids. As you and your family get to experience the fun of being transported back to medieval times, you get to see knights jousting, fighting swords, and putting on a show that will make the trip!
Included in your ticket is a full meal, including cornish game hen, roasted sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, a dinner roll, and a cookie for dessert! There are also options available for anyone with specific dietary needs.
In Las Vegas, there are two places that offer zip lining – The Linq hotel, and Fremont Street. At The Linq, you get to fly over the 1,121 foot stretch of the promenade and enjoy the view of the shoppers below.
At Fremont Street, you have the opportunity to choose one of two experiences – the zip line offers you a chance to soar 2 blocks worth of Fremont street in a sitting style. Where the Zoomline gives you 5 blocks worth of zipline flying like your favorite superhero.
On the Las Vegas strip, Madame Tussauds is one of the most exciting attractions for families. You’ll find plenty of wax figurines of some of the world’s most beloved celebrities and fictional characters at the museum.
The wax figures aren’t the only thing Madame Tussauds offers; they also offer a marvelous 4D experience that everyone in the family will be sure to enjoy.
The Escape Game
3500 Las Vegas Blvd., S Space T-11B, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Located at Caesars Palace in the Forum Shops, the escape game is a perfect bonding experience for the family! With six different options to choose from, you’re sure to find an experience the whole family loves.
As far as escape rooms go, one room that’s special to the Vegas location that you should try is the Rugrats Escape Room. In this hour-long experience, you and your family will help search for all of the kids’ favorite toys.
The Big Apple Coaster
New York New York Hotel: 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Designed especially for the thrill-seekers in the family, the big apple coaster wraps around the New York New York hotel and even has a loop-the-loop!
In case anyone in the family is not brave enough to ride the coaster, there is an arcade located near the beginning of the coaster, where you can play your favorite games and pass the time while others are riding the coaster.
High Roller Ferris Wheel
3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you are looking for a great view of the strip that no one in your family will likely forget, then we recommend visiting The Linq’s High Roller Ferris wheel.
In your own private pod, you and your family will enjoy the view from the top of the Ferris Wheel on the strip as it reaches the height of 550 feet. The experience takes 30 minutes from start to finish and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can’t be missed!
The Adventuredome At Circus Circus
Circus Circus Hotel: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Adventuredome is an indoor amusement park that is perfect for a day filled with fun and excitement for the whole family. You’ll find midway games, a VR room, and an 18-hole mini golf course – but that’s just the beginning of the fun!
It is home to roller coasters that have loops, corkscrews, and large drops, as well as rides for the whole family like bumper cars and pirate ships. Adventuredome tickets are priced based on height rather than age, and you get a wristband that allows you access to the park for the entire day.
SkyPod At The Strat
The STRAT Hotel: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
There is no doubt that the Strat tower is one of the most iconic spots on the Las Vegas skyline, and if you proceed up to the observation deck, you will get a wonderful view of the city from the top of the tower.
What some people may not know however is that The Strat has many thrill rides that are perfect for adventurous family members! With the big shot ride that sends you 160 feet higher than the platform. The other option is the X-Scream, which teeters you over the 866-foot high platform.
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
MGM Grand: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
There is no doubt that The Hunger Games fans will find this the most incredible experience that they can get while in Vegas. This interactive experience lets you step into the world of the hunger games and even get a behind the scenes look at the movies.
Fans will be enthralled by the interactive training experiences offered in the facility, such as the archery training lab, as well as the beautifully designed set pieces and costumes on display. If you’re a Hunger Games fan, this attraction cannot be missed!
Twilight Zone Mini-Golf
Horseshoe Hotel: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
You don’t have to be familiar with the Twilight Zone to enjoy this mini-golf experience, as it is one of the most fun things you can do no matter how old you are! This glow in the dark mini-golf hole is located downstairs in the Horseshoe Hotel and is plenty of fun for everyone!
Fans of the TV show will enjoy the special touches and nods to the Twilight Zone that the course has to offer. While you play, you get to enjoy tunes from the 1960’s and even some special surprises from the DJ.
The Neon Museum is a cool blast from the past that kids will love. You can visit day or night, but seeing the signs lit up at night is definitely the best way to view it.
The collection includes hundreds of historic neon signs, some dating back to the 1930s. The Main Boneyard has over 250 unrestored signs that are illuminated nightly at sunset. There are multiple areas to explore and the feature public art and special exhibits.
The last, but certainly not least, activity on our list is FlyOver Vegas! In this experience we will be able to give you a birds eye view of the strip and more that everyone will enjoy.
Aside from the Wonders Of The American West FlyOver experience, you can also book Iceland and Windborne: Call Of The Canadian Rockies, both of which are equally amazing opportunities that everyone in the family will love.
Even More Things To Do With Kids In Vegas!
- Springs Preserve: Nature trails, museum & historic exhibits, splash pad and playground, train ride, botanical gardens
- Visit the Discovery Children’s Museum
- Visit the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
- Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Las Vegas Resort
- Avengers STATION inside Treasure Island
- Watch the light show at Fremont Street
- Vegas Superkarts
- Go Indoor Skydiving
- Immersive Disney Animation at Lighthouse Artspace
Morgan Mulac is a freelance writer who has spent years on the road as a nomad and now has settled back in California with her family. Some of her favorite spots to travel to in California are in Orange County and the many beaches along the coast. She’s an avid writer about her journeys and enjoys sharing the beauty California has to offer.