A Parents Guide to Las Vegas For Kids

With its well-earned reputation as an adult playground, Las Vegas might not seem like a great place to take the kids. But this vibrant city has diversified its entertainment and culture to include many kid friendly attractions.

The AdventureDome Theme Park behind Circus Circus offers five acres of indoor rides, mini-golf, movies, and fair and arcade games. Older children can enjoy the roller coasters and thrill rides, while little ones will appreciate the playgrounds and carousels.

This slapstick comedy has the same basic themes as other movies in its genre, but it’s done in such a way that it’s not offensive to families and shouldn’t disturb younger children. The characters are likable, and the plot is simple enough for even preschoolers to follow.

What Happens In Vegas focuses on a couple who meet in Vegas and fall in love, and they try to work through their problems with the help of a counselor. The film contains a fair amount of mild sex and drug references, but it isn’t explicit.

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it has a lot of stage performances for all ages to enjoy. Watch acrobatics and Elvis impersonators at the Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings; cheer on your knight and eat with your hands at iLuminate; or see your favorite stars (including Muhammad Ali, Snoop Dogg, and the Kardashians) immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds.

The High Roller at The LINQ is a huge observation wheel, standing about 550 feet in the air. It’s totally family-friendly, and you can get some cool views of the city and desert around Vegas. It’s especially fun to ride at sunset.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a fascinating spot for learning about animals, ancient cultures, and rocks and minerals. There is also a dinosaur gallery, marine-life exhibit, and Young Scientist Center to keep kids entertained and engaged.