You may wonder if there are any Vegas family attractions… but what about kids?
Many people think that the “Sin City” is an ideal tourist destination for adults only due to its very active nightlife and gambling. Well, that’s what my husband and I thought too before visiting it.
8 Best Vegas Family Attractions
You will be surprised by the many family friendly attractions and things to do in Las Vegas. There are lots of kid-friendly spots that will make this city one of your favorite family vacation destinations if not the most favorite.
The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel
The Silverton Aquarium is a perfect destination if you are visiting Las Vegas with kids, and it’s totally FREE. Make sure to allocate at least five hours to this visit. Personally, I lost track of time just by watching the exotic fish swimming in the colorful aquarium, which by the way are over 4,000 in number and belong to over 150 species of fish from around the world.
There is also a mermaid show in which beautiful ladies donning mermaid gear swim in the aquarium, doing fun stunts while interacting with the kids watching them from the outside. I left this place feeling like hitting my head really hard for lying to me that Vegas was not for kids.
Vegas Family Attractions at Bellagio
Bellagio hotel and casino is one of the most family oriented hotels in Las Vegas, with permanent and seasonal FREE things to do and see for families and kids.
The world’s largest chocolate fountain is a permanent wonder located in the Bellagio hotel lobby. It’s right after you pass the famous Botanical Garden and Conservatory, which is another marvel to see, especially if you are taking a vacation with kids (See the pages on seasonal themes at Bellagio).
The gourmet fountain displays tree amazing streams of chocolate: white, mocha and black, falling from the ceiling to the floor. Yes, you can taste it too :) The mouth watering patisseries and cookies are displayed right there waiting to delight you. You can also buy some for the loved ones left home.
Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage
The Secret Garden is one of the greatest Vegas family attractions for kids to explore… They can see big cats including white tigers, lions and leopards. The tropical surroundings will make you feel as if you are in a real jungle. Your kids can also take the cats back home with them (don’t panic) – by getting souvenirs from the gift shop (you must be quite relieved to hear that). You and your kids can get an up-close look at dolphins and learn more about them at the Dolphin Habitat. There is an underwater viewing window from which you can take great photographs. You can also choose to create a unique masterpiece with a dolphin or even be a trainer for a day. There is a gift shop where you can buy dolphin toys for your kids.
Out of all Vegas family attractions, Springs Preserve establishment, which includes the Nevada State Museum is a cultural institution that commemorates Vegas’ history and natural habitat. It consists of museums, galleries botanical gardens and a trail system that takes you through the Las Vegas Valley’s cultural and environmental history. The Desert Living Center Complex has exhibits that demonstrate the importance of environmental conservation. There is a playground where children can play with wildlife replicas of a falcon, mammoth and a 50-foot snake. The Nature Exchange is an area where kids can look for natural items and trade them in to gain more knowledge on them. As they collect, they gain points which they can use to trade for other items. Get your full day Springs Preserve Admission