10 Family Attractions in Las Vegas

Fun FOr The Family In Las Vegas

Your vacation will not be complete if you don't at least attempt some of these attractions in Las Vegas. Yes, I have a huge list of things to do in Las Vegas, but I think these are some of those that are tough to pass up when with the family. So, pack your bags for Las Vegas and prepare yourself for some fun.

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    Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas
    Satisfy the Sweet at Hershey's Chcolat eWorld in Las Vegas. Zeke Quezada

    Chocolate over load is precisely why you will stop in and get your fill of all the good, sweet and decadent items at Hershey's Chocolate World. After your tour and sugar rush walk over to the Park Las Vegas and grab a bite to eat or lounge in the open air with a game of corn hole.

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    Skydivers are practise flying
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    I should warn you before you read on that the feeling of floating through the air without having to jump out of an airplane can be addicting. If you take your children they will talk your ear off about the experience and if you do it you'll have a hard time not starting every sentence with "I went skydiving today." You have been warned, it's about as much fun as you can have in Las Vegas and not be on the edge of the what is socially acceptable. This is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas because you can do it with your entire family or alone.

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    Bowling alley for the family in Las Vegas
    Bowling alley for the family in Las Vegas.

    The family that bowls together soon argues about winners and losers, but the fun is so worth it. Bowling is an activity that is fun for all ages and you'll be pleased with how little it costs to bowl in Las Vegas.

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    If you want to make your kids scream a little there is no better place than the top of the Stratosphere Tower. Three three rides on top of the tower and one that launches you off the side down to the earth below. This is for the risk takers in the family.

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    You can actually have a drink as your kids play in the tree house and play area in the center of the Downtown Container Park. Shops, restaurants and bars surround you in this gentle taste of Downtown Las Vegas.  The kid friendly concept goes away after dark so make sure to make this an afternoon activity.

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    Zion National Park is only 168 miles from Las Vegas and you drive through a few canyons carved out by the Virgin River. Once you get to Zion National Park you can park your vehicle and enjoy the ride on the free shuttles provided by the National Park Service.

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    Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is home to white tigers and bottle nose dolphins in a setting that is set up like a mini zoo. You get a great look at the tigers as they playfully wrestle each other and the dolphins swim around in endless play.

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    Cowabunga Bay Water Park In Las Vegas

    Cowabunga Water Park Las Vegas.

    Get wet in Vegas! The warm weather is just right for a large water park and a few heart stopping water slides at Cowabunga water park.

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    Visit Red Rock Canyon

    Spend a day exploring the Southern Nevada desert or climbing a sandstone rock face. Interpretive trails and a respite from the Las Vegas strip are a perfect reason to visit Red Rock Canyon. A quick 25 minute drive up Charleston and you get to the visitor's center. This is an ideal day trip from the Las Vegas strip. This is probably the best thing to do that involves the natural scenery of Las Vegas. What makes it the best is the close proximity to the strip and not having to waste an entire day of your vacation for some sight seeing.

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    Las Vegas can be for kids and Adventuredome at Circus Circus has plenty for your children to do. Keep the kids occupied at Adventuredome with water rides, roller coasters, arcades and a them park atmosphere. Adventuredome is a large climate controlled structure located at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. This is your best option for getting close to losing the contents of your stomach while riding a theme park attraction. It's fun, but you'll put this on your best things to do in Las Vegas list because the lines are short and the thrills are long.

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    It's one of those things in Las Vegas that you have to do just because it is a tiny bit absurd, a little fun and if you are with the right person it is almost romantic. Ride a gondola and have some guy with a bad accent sing to you. This could be your best way to propose marriage or just act romantic.

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    Stand out front of the Bellagio and watch as the music and the water are perfectly choreographed for your pleasure. This might be the best free show in Las Vegas. The Fountains at Bellagio can be very romantic so watch yourself. If you really want the full effect, go in to the Bellagio Hotel and get a seat at Olives. Enjoy some fine food and the show while indulging!

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    Photo Courtesy of Harrah's Entetainment

    The collection is impressive and you'll roam the showroom with tiny fantasies slowly developing as you spot your favorite cars. I'll admit I'm not a big car guy but as I made my way around the showroom I soon felt like I needed a few of these classic cars. The display changes as cars are bought and sold on a daily basis. Every car on the showroom floor can be yours for the right price.

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    Bellagio Hotel and Casino in the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    The seasons change with regularity at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 140 horticulturalists make sure that each and every plant, flower and tree is set in such an arrangement that your imagination will wander for most of the afternoon.

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    It’s an observation deck at the top of a replica of the real Eiffel Tower in Paris. Wow, sounds exciting, huh. Well, actually the views of the Las Vegas Valley are incredible and there is a bit of romance in the air if you are there with someone special. Take some great pictures, give someone a big wet kiss and enjoy yourself.