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Family Friendly Las Vegas

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I know, family friendly Las Vegas sounds nutty, but I promise it’s true.  I’ve taken my daughter to Las Vegas, and it was a fun and relatively inexpensive getaway with lots of terrific things to do.  If we’re brutally honest, most kids will be delighted being someplace sunny and warm where they can be in the pool until their hands and feet prune up, but here are some of the top Las Vegas attractions for kids.

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M&M’s World Store – Las Vegas – make your own personalized M&M’s on the Personal Printer in the first M&M’S® World store location, a massive 28,000 square foot, four-level emporium.

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas – Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres!  Located just 20 minutes from the Strip – 7055 South Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

Tournament of Kings: Excalibur – While you enjoy a three-course meal using only your hands, a live production takes place in the arena adapted from the tale of King Arthur. Complete with knights battling on horseback, special effects and pyrotechnics!

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 4 times a year the talented horticulturalists and designers of the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot space into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter, even presenting a special display for Chinese New Year.  We were there in December to see the Christmas display.

Las Vegas with kids

Cirque du Soleil –  There are seven productions in residency. Check before you book because some are decidedly not G-rated.

Take a drive out to America’s hottest, driest, and lowest national park and see Death Valley in one day.  It’s just over a two hour drive west of Las Vegas.

Downtown Container Park – an open-air shopping center restaurants, retail and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island – an interactive and educational exhibit for all ages. Visit the official Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network (S.T.A.T.I.O.N.) headquarters, access exclusive intelligence files, classified studies, and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of The Avengers while training to become an official agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Carnevale di Venezia Streetmosphere at the Venetian – a free show at the Venetian’s St. Mark’s Square featuring classically trained opera singers, a stilt walker, and performers.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – check out their new Virtual Room experience, one of the world’s only collaborative virtual reality games. You get to recruit your 2-4 person team and work together to conquer your mission and save the world.


Gondola Ride at the Venetian – your singing gondolier steers you down the Grand Canal as you float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, and through the vibrant Venetian streetscape. Or take the outdoor ride and enjoy the open-air experience right on the Strip.

Discovery Children’s Museum – a 58,000-square-foot facility home to nine themed exhibition halls for children of all ages.  Interactive learning experiences that kids can really get into.


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  1. Hi! I love this post and couldn’t agree more. Many people think Vegas is just for gambling, partying and clubbing but there is so much more! It can be considered as the entertainment hub of US with so many options to choose from! My wife and I don’t have kids yet but have definitely discussed making this a family vacation. Thanks for sharing.


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