When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of glitzy casinos, lively lounge bars and the kind of adult decadence that you wouldn’t want your kids to see, but there is much more to the famous Nevada city than drinking and gambling. Las Vegas, when done right, can be a fantastic family vacation destination. Nor convinced. Check out these fantastic family attractions in the heart of Las Vegas:
Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bill’s
Buffalo Bill’s did something amazing when they took what was a boring ride and turned it into a novel attraction that is not to be missed when you’re in Las Vegas. Adventure Canyon is basically the best log flume in the United States. With a 35-foot drop and lots of electronic gun shooting, this is one of the most exciting, not to mention exhilarating, rides you’ll ever take.
Adventuredome is the biggest indoor theme park in the United States, which means you don’t have to worry about the weather is just right if you want to enjoy a fun day out with the kids.
Situated under a huge five-and-a half acre dome of glass with a pretty pink trim,this Circus Circus attraction is home to some of the most delightful rides and attractions for thrill seekers, including the Batman Laser Challenge, where you are tasked with protecting the fine people of Gotham from the evil Joker; the 90-foot El Loco roller coaster, with its numerous twists and turns, and the FX Theatre SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue. Kids and adults alike will have hours of fun at this unique attraction.
This interactive aquarium offers you and your kids a totally immersive experience where you can explore the natural world in all of its glory. You’ll see exotic land and sea animals, get to feed birds and fish, find out more about the mysteries of the deep, and possibly even sleep under the sharks. It’s interesting, exciting and educational!
Discovery Children’s Museum
The Discovery Children’s Museum is home to well over 100 interactive exhibits relating to science and the humanities; It is one of the largest children’s museum in the country and a great place to spend a few hours of quality time with the kids.
The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden
Kids love chocolate. Adults love chocolate. So, obviously, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory is the perfect place to spend some family time in Las Vegas. Not only will you get to try some of the most delicious gourmet chocolates made by the Mars company, but you’ll be able to burn off some of the calories by touring the beautiful cactus garden, where you’ll see impressive saguaros, prickly pears, and ocotillos.
Everyone knows that nature has the best attractions, and when you’re in Las Vegas, you’re just a stone’s throw from one of the best – the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon National Park is home to spectacular views of the canyon and the Colorado River that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
As you can see, Las Vegas really is for everyone. So, if you’re looking for a new place to vacation with the kids, why not give it a try?