5 Amazing Vegas Attractions to Visit With the Kids
Bright lights and endless fun — Las Vegas is the other city that never sleeps. For decades it has been one of the biggest tourist destinations on the entire planet, attracting millions of people who want to experience life on the Strip.
While the gambling and nightlife is famous the world over, Vegas also makes a great place to visit for families. With theme parks, shows, museums and more, there are plenty of things to do with kids here.
Wet ‘N’ Wild
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Vegas really heats up in summer, and with over 300 sunny days a year, it is only natural to want to spend hours by your hotel swimming pool. But only 25 minutes from the Strip lies Wet ‘N’ Wild, a water-themed amusement park with fun for the whole family. Twenty-five water slides are spread out over 33 acres. Float down the thousand-foot Lazy River or let the kids run wild in Splash Island.
Adults and teenagers don’t miss out either, with rides such as The Rattler and Tornado catering for those who want an adrenaline rush. There is no better way to cool down on those hot Vegas days!
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
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Education can be fun in Vegas, and at the Natural History Museum, you can be sure the kids are going to really enjoy themselves while learning about the beautiful world around them. How do we know this? Because dinosaurs play a big role in the sprawling facility, which features ancient fossils and interactive archeology.
Also, the “Treasures of Egypt” houses 500 replicas of Egyptian artifacts, and the “Out of Africa” exhibit puts you in the middle of the fascinating continent. Learning about different animals around the world is guaranteed to make the kids appreciate all creatures great and small.
The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel
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It’s not just the animals above the surface that play a big role in Vegas. At The Aquarium located in the Silverton Hotel, over 4,000 exotic fish frolic and float in enormous tanks. The most amazing highlight is having the chance to observe the Disney film “The Little Mermaid” in real life.
At the Silverton Hotel, costumed mermaids swim in a 117,000 gallon tank, spending up to 15 minutes at a time underwater. The kids will be in awe at this jaw-dropping attraction. See if you can spot the oxygen tanks these certified divers use to remain at such depths.
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It would be hard to find a kid that doesn’t love chocolate! At M&M’s World, the colorful exhibits capture everyone’s imagine, with upbeat music and all kinds of activities to pass the time. Personalize your very own candy with a unique message at My M&M’s on the third floor, and check out the interactive 3-D film, “I Left My M In Vegas” for an action-packed video experience.
Once you’re finished with the fun and games, be sure to head to the souvenir store, where you can buy anything from funny t-shirts, candy dispensers, and of course as many M&M’s as you can handle!
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
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No trip to Vegas would be complete without a visit to America’s largest indoor theme park. Set in the famous Circus Circus hotel, you could easily spend an entire day hopping from ride to ride in the exciting amusement park. If you love roller coasters, El Loco will let you experience a negative G-force. Or if you prefer some a mellower day out, there is mini-golf, carnival games, laser tag and bumper cars. And because everything is indoors, the park is open rain, hail or shine.
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