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Las Vegas – Fun for the Whole Family

Updated on February 14, 2015

You may be thinking that Las Vegas, Sin City, is the last place you would think of taking children, but it may surprise you that Las Vegas has much to offer to a fun-loving and adventurous family. Both on and off the Strip, there is plenty of good, clean fun to keep the whole family entertained. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on planning your Las Vegas Vacation:


Astronaut photograph of Las Vegas at night


Quick facts

Las Vegas
United States of America
May 15, 1905
March 16, 1911
Area • City
352 km2 (135.8 sq mi)
Area •Land
352 km2 (135.8 sq mi)
Area • Water
0.1 km2 (.05 sq mi)
610 m (2,001 ft)
Population (2010) City
1,659.5/km2 (4,298.1/sq mi)
Population (2010) Urban
Population (2010) Metro
Las Vegan
Time zone
Area code(s)
702 & 725


Adrenaline Junkie Fun:

There are loads of thrilling things to do in Vegas that don't involve drink or gambling. Why not try one of the scary rides of the Stratosphere or AdventureDome at Circus Circus? There is the Big Apple at New York New York and the Zipline at Slotzilla, Fremont Street. For something a little different, why not take the whole family skydiving, without taking a flight, at the indoors sky diving experience, where you can also experience weightlessness.

Adrenaline Junkie Fun

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Stratosphere las vegas:
Stratosphere tower, 2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA

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Hershey World las vegas:
Hershey Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89134, USA

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Mirage las vegas:
Mirage Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

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Las Vegas Natural History Museum:
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

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Black Canyon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

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Chocolate Galore:

Chocaholics will be in seventh heaven in this chocolate-loving city. Try Hershey's World for a taste of chocolatey extravagance, enter a crazy techni-colour dream at M&M's World, or take the free self-guided tour at the fascinating Ethel M. Chocolate Factory, where you can also see the cactus gardens before tasting the delicious end product.

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Animal Madness:

See Lions, leopards and other big cats at the Mirage, where Siegfried and Roy's two rare white tigers live in their luxurious multi-million dollar enclosure. Here, you can also see a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. You can see more Lions at the MGM Grand, where they are housed for up to six hours before being returned to their home on a ranch outside the city. Experience the exciting world of undersea predators at the Shark Reef at the Mandalay, or other sea life in the huge Aquarium at the Mirage. More animals can be found at the popular Las Vegas Zoo.

Animal Madness

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Museum Mayhem:

For little ruffians, the Mobster Museum may be a fascinating attraction, though you better hope that this city's criminal past does not give them too many ideas! Kids will enjoy seeing some of their favourite characters and personalities at the Madame Tussauds and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum has many interesting and interactive exhibits on natural science.

Mobster Museum

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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Outward Bound Adventures:

When staying in Las Vegas, remember that you are not limited to the Strip and Downtown areas. Las Vegas is ideally placed to explore some majestic and beautiful natural areas and to see a vast range of different habitats. Go the the Black Canyon for boating or rafting adventures and to see the picturesque waterway and nearby wildlife. Go to Red Rock Canyon for amazing geology and maybe to try a bit of rock climbing. Head to Mount Charleston for snowy fun or fresh mountain air just 35 miles from the city limits. Why not try out a dune buggy on Nellis Dunes? Or, for the ultimate adventure of a lifetime, why not take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon to experience what really is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Black Canyon River Rafting Adventure

Red Rock Canyon

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Finally but not last! helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon


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