Visiting Las Vegas With Kids & Without the Cliche

Published On February 27, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Entertainment, Las Vegas Visitors Guide

Kid-Friendly Las Vegas Attractions

You already know that Las Vegas is known for its first class dining, endless buffets, spectacular shows, nightclubs and bars and of course, gambling.  But if you want to experience more than the typical Las Vegas hoopla, you may want to check out these attractions located right on the Las Vegas Strip, especially for a kid-friendly experience.


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – Luxor Hotel & Casino

Want to see actual items and artifacts from the legendary Titanic?  Check out this exhibit located inside the Luxor Hotel & Casino. 


Gallery of Fine Art – Bellagio

The Gallery of Fine Art located inside of the Bellagio showcases various exhibits and art collections of famed artists.  Currently on display is Warhol Out West. 


Shark Reef – Mandalay Bay

Spend an afternoon checking out Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef by exploring the aquarium or if you’re brave enough, dive with the sharks!


Circus Circus – Adventuredome Theme Park

Experience Las Vegas’s very own theme park situated right inside the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino.  The Adventuredome has rides, miniature golf, games and much more.  Perfect for families with kids!


Wildlife Habitat – Flamingo Hotel & Casino

Want to see something really cool and unexpected?  The Flamingo Hotel & Casino has a wildlife habitat located right inside their building.  There’s even a waterfall!  And it’s free.  Now, you can’t beat that.


Mob Attraction – Tropicana Hotel & Casino

The mob and Vegas kind of go together like peanut butter and jelly (or at least it used to).  The Tropicana Hotel & Casino allows visitors to feel what it was like to be part of the mob with their Mob Attraction.  Be the Boss!


CSI: The Experience – MGM Grand

It’s not just a show, folks!  CSI: The Experience is an actual attraction located in the District of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.  So put your sleuth hat on and join the CSI experience. 


Eiffel Tower Ride – Paris Las Vegas

Can’t go to Paris for the real thing?  That’s okay.  The Eiffel Tower Ride will give you an awesome view of Vegas with it’s 46-story ride to the top. 


M&M’s World Las Vegas

Even if you’re not a fan of this delicious candy, M&M’s World is pretty awesome.  There are shops, interactive attractions and a NASCAR exhibit. 


Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat – Mirage Las Vegas

You can’t come to Vegas without visiting the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.  Vegas’s infamous duo, Siegfried & Roy, created a desert oasis filled with animals from all over the world.  This habitat also serves as a conservation, research center and educational program.


The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum is the final resting place of some of Las Vegas’s old signs, some very well known.  Take a nostalgic walk through this graveyard of signs, but make sure you contact the museum prior to your visit as they only accept prearranged tours. 


Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Want to take your picture with Elvis?  Well not the real Elvis, of course, but rather his wax figure.  Madame Tussauds has figures of celebrities past and present, not to mention some really cool interactive attractions. 

Been to Vegas?  Tell us some of your favorite non-cliche activities you’ve experienced here.


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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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