Taking kids to Las Vegas is not as crazy as it sounds.
There are many things for them to see and do besides the remarkable sites and big city lights!
Let’s take a look at what adventures these top attractions for kids in Vegas have to offer!
Best Attractions for Kids in Vegas on the Strip
High Roller Observation Wheel
Ready to see Las Vegas from a different point of view? The High Roller will take you there. This 550-foot tall ferris wheel is situated just off of the strip and features 28 spherical, air-conditioned, cabins that can accommodate up to 40 guests. Cabins are 21 feet in diameter with glass windows from floor to ceiling.
The High Roller is the ultimate way to see incredible views of Las Vegas and the surrounding valley, giving you an unforgettable 30 minutes of entertainment.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: The sheer size of this giant Ferris wheel, the luxury of the cabins, and the brilliant views of Las Vegas are something every child will remember for the rest of their lives.
Always wanted to tour Bruce Banner’s lab? Ready to step into the Iron Man simulator? Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. awaits! The interactive and educational exhibit located inside the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is one of the top attractions for kids and adults alike.
With Commander Maria Hill as your lead, immerse yourself into the world of The Avengers by using the mobile app to complete a mission and explore the exhibit at the same time. Your task is to assemble case files on each of the Marvel characters interactively – delving into the history, science engineering, genetics, technology, and profiles of your favorite Marvel superheroes (while getting a look at Avenger uniforms and weapons to boot).
This Vegas attraction for kids has an extensive range of Avengers operational equipment such as Captain America’s uniform and shield, Bruce Banner’s laboratory, Hawkeye and Black Widow uniforms and weapons and much more on display.
Once your mission is accomplished, you are a qualified member of the AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Stop for a family photo or shop around a small universe of Marvel superhero memorabilia, after your adventure. Don’t forget to print out your agent card as a souvenir!
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: As one of the best attractions in Vegas, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a great way for your kids to admire all the phenomenal props and costumes of their favorite superheroes, while learning new things about the Marvel Universe, all at once.
Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf
Greetings Earthlings and mini-golf loving kids!
Tucked away, down the stairs, past the Real Bodies exhibit at Horseshoe Las Vegas, lies a world where dark doorways, black lights, and vibrant colors meet an 18-hole mini golf course, perfect for family fun.
Surrounded by out-of-this-world props and remarkable artwork, the Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf attraction is a more than just mini golf.
There is a live, on-course D.J. playing music from the 50’s right through to the fifth dimension, as well as trivia contests, arcade games, a bowling alley, a room for special events, an alternate dimension gift shop and, in true Vegas style, the only Syfy wedding chapel on Earth.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf is packed with extraordinary things to see and do for kids of all ages. It’s affordable and will keep them busy for hours.
Pinball Hall of Fame
Tweens and teens seem to find the flashing lights and buzzers of the Pinball Hall of Fame, a favorite stop.
This 10,000-square-foot attraction is the brainchild of Tim Arnold, a pinball machine enthusiast who gladly shares his passion for pinball, for a small price – just 25 to 50 cents a game.
Located on Las Vegas Blvd, near the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, is the world’s most extensive collection of lovingly-restored pinball machines open to the public and features games from the 1950s all the way through the 1990s. Old arcade games are also up for play and all profits from the business go to charity.
The retro, thrift-store feel of this attraction adds to its authenticity and is true to Mr. Arnold’s mission to focus on nothing but good, clean pinball fun.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Aside from being a non-profit, the Pinball Hall of Fame offers the opportunity for kids to experience living history and play the games that were the precursor to the online games of today.
Mac King Comedy Magic Show
The Mac King Comedy Magic Show is not only one of the most entertaining magic shows you’ll see in Vegas, but it is also one of the few clean shows around, making it one of the best Vegas attractions for the whole family.
The quirky combination of humor, visual gags, and phenomenal sleights of hand has Magic Magazine hailing Mac King as the premiere comedy magician on Earth and the L.A. Times calling his show the “best deal on the Strip.” Not only are his shows affordable, but Mac is available for meet and greets after his performance.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Charismatic and engaging, Mac King is also known for his original magic tricks, making his humor attractive to younger audiences. But parents beware! You may enjoy the show just as much, if not more, than your kids!
Excalibur Hotel & Casino – the Ultimate 4-D Experience
The Ultimate 4-D Experience, located in the Excalibur’s Fun Dungeon, is the greatest Vegas attraction for kids!
With moving seats and special effects, this multi-sensory experience will have your kids hanging on as they’re placed right in the center of the action. Thrilling effects like rain, temperature changes, smoke, bubbles, and a variety of changing scents will have your kids hanging shrieking and laughing. Chair effects include water sprays, back ticklers, and air jets.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Kids will see some of their favorite characters come alive in these incredible 15-minute adventures at the Ultimate 4-D Experience. Watching a 4-D movie is a complete novelty for kids who have never experienced it before!
Hershey’s Chocolate World
You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid who doesn’t like chocolate. And what better way to celebrate that love of chocolate than a visit to the Hershey’s Chocolate World.
The most unique part of this experience? A chance to make your own chocolate bar.
There’s a delicious chocolate tasting with two Hershey experts and interaction with Hershey’s characters to solve chocolatey mysteries! Hershey’s Chocolate World is located just inside the New York-New York Hotel and Casino.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Kids will not only get to eat chocolate and other Hershey’s products, but they will also learn about chocolate and see how it’s made. It is a free attraction on the strip that is as educational as it is fun.
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Holding a whopping 1,300,000 gallons of water, the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is home to more than 2,000 animals including sharks, endangered green sea turtles, and a Komodo dragon. The facility is 95,000 square feet and features numerous displays in addition to the aquarium.
Feeding stingrays and turtles, and swimming with sharks, is definitely a memorable experience and part of the exhibit’s Animal Encounters program, which combines education and fun. But watch your fingers, piranhas might swim in these waters, too.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: This top attraction for kids in Vegas gives kids the opportunity to interact with creatures not often seen in real life. It is one of the best aquariums in Las Vegas.
Experience one of the only Ziplines on the Las Vegas Strip.
Riders zoom from 12 stories above the LINQ Promenade towards the High Roller Observation Wheel. You can ride either seated or in a flying position.
The zipline reaches speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, soaring 1,121 feet.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Although this is a concise adventure for kids, it is worth every second. They will love the exhilaration of the motorized zip line, and they get to see the city from a completely different perspective!
If you’re pretty certain your kids will never get the chance to hop up on stage with Beyonce, why not take them to do the next best thing? Perform alongside a wax version of Queen Bey herself!
Madame Tussauds is one of the most beautiful Vegas exhibits for kids, giving because them an up close and personal experience with movie stars, musicians, sports stars, and superheroes. With the traditional velvet ropes gone, visitors can inspect and investigate more than 100 wax models.
But I wouldn’t recommend climbing on the wrecking ball with Miley.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Kids will love being in close proximity to the “people” they only see in movies, on the red carpet or television. And with plenty to see, Madam Tussauds is sure to fill an afternoon.
The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel
If the screams don’t tip you off, the roar of the roller coaster overhead will let you know you’ve entered the biggest amusement park in Las Vegas.
From cork-screwed coasters to hidden pirate coves, the Adventuredome is a great place to drop off your teens for an all-day adventure. Located in Circus Circus, the experience includes more than coasters and coves. Get your face painted at one of the many kiosks, shoot hoops for stuffed animals, flip upside down on the El Loco or enjoy one of the free acrobatic shows at the Midway Carnival (located further into the casino). The Adventuredome is a local favorite with reasonable prices.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: This is truly an all-day activity, and with so much to do, there’s very little chance your kids will want to leave quickly (there are drinks for adults as well). Kids will enjoy the free circus acts as well.
Thrill Rides at The Strat
Look, it may not be your cup of tea to hang from a claw nearly 1,200 feet in the air.
But, if you have any daredevils in the family, the thrill rides at The Strat are guaranteed to scare even the most confident adventurer. And while the views from these rides are some of the most beautiful in the city, the do come along with a rush of adrenaline. However, there is an observation deck for those unwilling to brave their fear of heights.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: There truly isn’t another experience like this, and some of the rides have been deemed the scariest in the world.
Wave Pool at Mandalay Bay Resort
Looking for the perfect kid’s attraction in Las Vegas to escape that scorching heat?
Discover Mandalay Bay Beach, with over 11 acres of outdoor fun.
Your kids will enjoy riding the tides in the giant wave pool, flowing in the lazy river, and playing in many other pools at the resort.
WHY IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS: Kids will love one of the best pools in Las Vegas, and make them feel like they are at a water park in Vegas.
In a nutshell…
Don’t let the reputation of “Sin City” scare you away from a family trip.
With myriad activities for kids of all ages, Vegas is indeed family-friendly.
Just don’t be surprised if you have as much fun, if not more, than your kids. As you can see, Las Vegas is a place you can go on vacation as a family despite the city being geared toward adults.