Your Trip to Las Vegas: The Complete Guide SEE FULL GUIDE prev next Best Museums Best Pools in Las Vegas Shopping Guide National Parks Near Las Vegas Best Las Vegas Shows Skiing Near Las Vegas Best Restaurants Food to Try in Las Vegas Top Las Vegas Bars Best Breweries Kid-Friendly Restaurants Best Time to Visit Weather & Climate Best Hotels Neighborhoods to Know 48 Hours in Las Vegas Day Trips From Las Vegas Top Things to Do Free Things to Do Things to Do With Kids Your Trip to Las Vegas: The Complete Guide close Overview United States Nevada Las Vegas The 15 Best Things to Do With Kids in Las Vegas Written by Susan Stapleton Susan Stapleton is a freelance travel writer based in Las Vegas. She has lived in the city for more than a decade. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Susan Stapleton Updated 01/28/20 Share Pin Email Jose Fuste Raga/Getty Images There's more to Las Vegas than casinos and nightclubs. Make Las Vegas a family-friendly adventure that’s fun for kids of every age. From watching knights joust to cooling off at a water park, there's something for every tiny traveler to enjoy. Here are the top 15 attractions and shows for kids in Las Vegas. 01 of 15 Go Indoor Skydiving Scott Olson/Getty Images View Map Address 200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109-2021, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-731-4768 Web Visit website Head to the skies with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, where you can get an adrenaline rush without jumping off an airplane. Flyers walk into a vertical air tunnel, where a 1,000-horsepower motor shoots them into the air and gusts up to 120 mph keep them afloat. Riders need to weigh at least 40 pounds and take a safety training class before skydiving, and an adult must be present for kids to fly. 02 of 15 Explore the STRAT SkyPod, SkyJump, and Thrill Rides View Map Address 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA Get directions Phone +1 800-998-6937 Web Visit website Head to the top of America's tallest freestanding tower for a view of the city from the SkyPod's indoor and outdoor observation decks. The STRAT tower houses SkyJump—a bungee jump that takes you down 108 floors in about eight seconds—as well as other thrill rides. X-Scream catapults riders 27 feet over the edge of the SkyPod, while Big Shot blasts them 160 feet in the air from a 921-foot-high platform. 03 of 15 Take in the Strip on the High Roller TripSavvy / Elliot Jonch Garcia View Map Address 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-322-0593 Web Visit website The world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the Linq Promenade spans 550 feet in the air. The 28 glass-enclosed cabins take passengers for a 30-minute spin, giving them a serene view of the entire Las Vegas valley. Consider this a break from the chaos of the Strip, and snap some shots of the kids from high above the city. 04 of 15 Scream at Adventuredome Ed Norton/Getty Images View Map Address 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-794-3939 Web Visit website Circus Circus attracts families with its indoor Adventuredome theme park, set on five acres and featuring more than 25 rides—including two roller coasters. Speeding through the park at 44 mph, Canyon Blaster is the world’s only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. Meanwhile, El Loco ascends 90 feet before dropping over and under. For those who don't want thrills, the Carnival Midway offers games and free circus acts such as trapeze artists, clowns, and acrobats. There are even tame roller coasters and flying airplanes for the little ones. Continue to 5 of 15 below. 05 of 15 Get Up Close With a Shark Courtesy of MGM Resort View Map Address 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-632-4555 Web Visit website Bravely get up close with 2,000 underwater creatures—including more than 15 species of sharks—at North America's only predator-based aquarium. Featuring 14 exhibits, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay boasts a 1.3 million-gallon saltwater tank, which you can walk through via tunnel for an almost 360-degree view of aquatic life. The Touch Pool gives everyone a chance to feel sharks, rays, or horseshoe crabs. 06 of 15 Tour New York City on the Big Apple Roller Coaster TripSavvy / Elliot Jonch Garcia View Map Address 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-740-6969 Web Visit website The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York is really two rides in one. The world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist-and-dive maneuver takes you through a replica of the Big Apple’s skyline. A virtual reality option changes the ride into an adventure with aliens and monsters, all set in New York City. The kids can even play in the arcade before or after. 07 of 15 Slide Through a Shark Tank View Map Address 129 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-385-7111 Web Visit website The Golden Nugget gets its guests up close with sharks at The Tank. Brave water venturers can zoom through a 200,000-gallon shark tank—inside a clear tube, of course. For those who prefer not to undertake the water slide, there’s a behind-the-scenes shark tank tour by one of the on-staff marine biologists. Participants can witness feeding time and learn about the different species that inhabit the tank. 08 of 15 See Pink Flamingos and More View Map Address 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-733-3349 Web Visit website Located at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, the 15-acre Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is open to the public 24 hours a day. It's filled with a flock of Chilean flamingos, Ring Tealed ducks, and Sacred Ibis, as well as swans, koi fish, turtles, and brown pelicans. Swing by at 8:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. any day of the week to see the pelicans get fed. Have those cameras ready for selfies. Continue to 9 of 15 below. 09 of 15 Play with Dolphins and Watch the Big Cats Courtesy of MGM Resorts View Map Address The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-791-7188 Web Visit website One half of the magical Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat houses the famous magician's white tigers, lions, and leopards. The other neighboring half hosts a dolphin habit, which recently welcomed a bottlenose baby. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility or even become a trainer for a day. Alternatively, you could paint artwork with the playful creatures or spend the morning doing yoga next to them. 10 of 15 Root for a Knight or a Dragon Erik Kabik View Map Address 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 877-750-5464 Web Visit website Cheer on your favorite royal jousting knight—or even the fire-breathing dragon— at the Excalibur's "Tournament of Kings." Knights ride horses and fight with swords, maidens dance, and the dragon gets his own pyrotechnics show. With Merlin the Magician overseeing the festivities, diners take it all in while eating tomato soup and Cornish hens sans utensils. 11 of 15 Dig in the Dirt Courtesy of Dig This View Map Address 800 W Roban Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89044, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-222-4344 Web Visit website Build huge mounds of dirt and push gigantic tires in a bulldozer at Dig This. The construction equipment sandbox includes skid-steer loaders, bulldozers, and excavators, and the off-Strip attraction offers kids ages four and up a digging experience to remember. 12 of 15 Roar with the Lions View Map Address 382 Bruner Ave, Henderson, NV 89044, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-595-6666 Web Visit website Big cats roam the Lion Habitat Ranch south of the Strip near the M Resort in Henderson. You can dine at a table in the midst of a cage, or go behind the scenes to watch the animals being fed and cared for—if you're feeling brave, you can even feed them yourself. The ranch also has a giraffe you can hand-feed. Continue to 13 of 15 below. 13 of 15 Go Magical with Mac King View Map Address 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 800-214-9110 Web Visit website One of the best afternoon shows in Las Vegas, "Mac King Comedy Magic Show" gives children a chance to get up on stage with a magician. Goldfish disappear and turn into coins, ropes magically get longer and shorter, and live animals appear in this 75-minute show with the charismatic King. 14 of 15 Learn to Surf Erik Kabik View Map Address 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA Get directions Phone +1 866-919-7472 Web Visit website You can learn to surf on body boards on the FlowRider Wave in a Box at Planet Hollywood Resort. Because the machine's surface absorbs energy, riders can feel safe knowing that they have less of a chance of getting hurt if they wipe out. Kids must be at least 48 inches to ride. Two pools accompany the attraction at this rooftop destination. 15 of 15 Make a Splash Courtesy of Wet 'N Wild View Map Address 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148-6757, USA Get directions Phone +1 702-979-1600 Web Visit website Wet'n'Wild water park features more than 25 thrilling attractions that keep kids cool during the heat of summer. Among the park's eight waterslides, you'll find the Tornado and the six-lane Desert Racer. Kids can splash around in the 10,500-square-foot Paradise Falls, which has 11 slides, spray guns, geysers, and a massive tipping bucket that dumps water on guests. Kiddie Cove offers three slides for the little ones. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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