More and more families are packing up and visiting Las Vegas for getaways these days. Besides the hotel pool, what other Vegas attractions can parents frequent to entertain these pintsized nongamblers? Sure Las Vegas has a longstanding reputation for being an adult playground, but the truth is, there are some fantastic places for the youngsters to enjoy both on the Strip and beyond.
So whether you've found yourself and the family smack dab in the midst of the dancing neon lights of Las Vegas for business or pleasure, check out these family friendly Vegas attractions. They will be sure to hit the jackpot with the kids.
3500 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Las Vegas Strip is one of the greatest places to dine; however for those who would prefer to avoid buffets, a favorite is Max Brenners. Sure they have a family friendly selection on their menu, but they also have a Kid's "Secret Chocolate" menu! Kids LOVE "chocolate by the bald man." As a hit with not only the tiny Sin City tourists, but the parental guidances as well, Max Brenner's chocolate is weaved and infused into almost everything. It's OK to have sweets for dinner here because it is the home to the First Chocolate Burger with strawberry ketchup and vanilla cream mustard. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
What is a trip to Vegas without soaking in the culture and catching a show? There are always top performing acts, and Broadway style productions, but some can be a little mature for younger audiences. The Cirque du Soleil production of Beatles LOVE is continuously a family favorite and a big hit with the youngsters regardless if they are fab five fans or not. Tickets are required with prices starting at $79. For those looking for a very unique experience, make sure to ask about their Insider Access program where in addition to a premium tickets to the show, guests get an in depth behind the scenes tour of the production.
Discovery Children's Museum
360 Promenade Pl
Las Vegas, NV 89106
For those families visiting the Las Vegas area, but not confined just to the Strip or perhaps staying near the downtown area, the Discovery Children's Museum has a new home and is very unique. Learning is loads of fun at this Vegas establishment and especially great for visiting with younger children. The Discovery Children's Museum also comes highly recommended by local resident, and go to Vegas travel mom, Stefanie Van Aken of RockstarMom LV. With over 26,000 square feet, there is an exhibit to appeal to toddlers, tots and tweens of all ages. Admission to the center is $12 and reservations are not required.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S #2001
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Recently celebrating the grand reopening, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas debuted the new and highly anticipated Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Inside the new theater, fans are taken on an exciting adventure set in Las Vegas featuring the city's skyline and recognizable landmarks. The exhibit invites and allows fans into the center of the action with their beloved superheroes including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Spiderman. The fun does not end with superheros either. Before you know it, you'll be rubbing elbows and snapping photo opportunities with the likes of George Clooney, Oprah, Johnny Depp and Marilyn Monroe. Admission starts at $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children.
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