Top attractions for toddlers in Las Vegas

This article is to describe what activities can be done by toddlers in las vegas. Many people that come to Las Vegas come to gamble, but Las Vegas can also be a great fun destination for the whole family. There are many activities for toddlers to enjoy. Here are some of my favorites: toddlers to enjoy. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Mandalay Bay - Mandalay Bay contains an 11 acre pool complex with a lazy river, a wave pool and a beachside complete with sand. This is a magnificent place to get away from the searing Las Vegas temperatures and cool down by the beach. The lazy river is great for children to relax on a tube while circling around the river. The beach is amazing with its authentic resemblence to a real beach paradise. Before you know it you'll think you are near the ocean instead of being in Las Vegas.

Pool complex at Mandalay Bay

2. Gondola at the Venetian - Gondoliers singing "O Sole Mio" while gondolas go under bridges and balconies.  It is a great relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the scene while admiring the sights. Kids will also love it and have an unforgettable experience. You can choose from either an indoor gondola or an outdoor gondola. The indoor gondola is cheaper. The outdoor gondola costs about $12.50 and it lasts 10 minutes and the indoor gondola about $15.00 lasting about 15 minutes.  The complaint most people have about this ride is that it is a bit short and there are long lines.

3. Roller Coaster Ride in New York - Coney Island in New York is like a mini Coney island. Experience carnival games, bumper cars, over 200 video games. There is also a laser game called Laser Patrol that costs $5.  Your kids will not be bored in this fun environment.  Your children will have an unforgettable experience, from the rides and even to the original Nathan's hot dog that goes hand in hand with the Coney Island experience.

3. Watershow at the Bellagio -  Kids and adults will be mesmerized by the water show at Bellagio. This water show has been a Las Vegas tourist favorite for years since it was built. The best part about this show is that it's free. It comes on about every 30 minutes. 

Beautiful Water Show at the Bellagio Hotel

5. Lied Discovery Children's Museum - It seems like every big city has a children's museum, Las Vegas is no exception. Lied Discovery Children's museum is an amazing journey for a child's imagination. There are many fun and interactive exhibits from a construction area to a grocery store to Clifford the Big Red Dog. The exhibits are always changing and I can truly say that this particular children's museum is one of the best that I have gone to.  The first floor exhibits is for younger children to explore and who cannot read yet. The second floor exhibit is for elementary school children whose imagination is just about to blossom. There will be a fun time for all. There is even a resting area for adults as well. In 2008, this was voted the best museum by the Las Vegas Review Journal poll.

Visit Lied Chidren's Museum

Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: (June 1 - Labor Day)
Monday - Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm

Adults: $8.00
Children 1-17 and Seniors: $7.00
Children under 1 Free



Folks enjoying themselves at the Lied Children's Discovery Museum

6. Red Rock  - 17 miles west of las Vegas you can find this scenic 13 mile drive. After the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, stop around this area to get back to nature's beauty.   Enjoy the unique geology, plants and animals that are unique to the Mojave Desert. There are many scenic stop points and places to enjoy picnics.   Experience seeing wild burros, wild horses, or bighorn sheep everywhere. You can also stop by and hike for a little exercise. There are many trails from difficult ones to easier ones.  There is also a place to stop by and look at some exhibits as well as a store to purchase souveniers and say "I've been here!" Hint: Bring your camera.

Red Rock Canyon. Photo by: mikemcd

7. Pinball hall of fame - Remember growing up how fun those classic arcade games such as pac man, galaga and other were before they got too complex? Well, let your kids experience the same by going to the Pinball Hall of Fame. This hall of  fame has a wide assortment of all your favorite pinball games. They also have a lot of classic arcade games, so it's fun fun for the whole family. I know that it helped me remember the times growing up!  This game place and museum was created by members of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club to display their collection.  It is 4500 square feet of mostly pinball machines along with some classic arcade games.

pinball hall of fame


8. Stomp Out Loud - If you want to see a show that both adults and kids can enjoy, look no further than Stomp Out Loud.  Stomp Out Loud has everything you need to keep you head bobbing. A cool rythm, fun beats and a creative imagination. IT is nonstop fun for the whole family from kids to adults.  Attention- This show has ended its stint in Las Vegas. Check out their website to see when they will return!

9. Circus Circus -  5 acres of indoor rides in their indoor amusement park called the Adventuredome. The adventuredome features rides for all different ages.  There are also circus performers in the middle of the casino.
$4-7 per ride. All-day passes to the Adventuredome are $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children

10. Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bill - A fun log ride with a feel for the old Western. You and your children ride on a fun log ride that splashes downhill in water. It is also entertaing because you are provided with guns to shoot at targets in an electronic shooting gallery throughout the ride. You pick up points for shooting at the bad guys.

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11. Dolphin and lion habitat at the Mirage Hotel - Sigfried and Roy's Dolphin and Lion Habitat is one of the coolest attractions there are. Who doesn't love tigers and dolphins? You will see everything from Black Panthers, Golden Tigers, Leopards, White Lions, White Tigers, Snow Leopards and more. For adults and kids over 13, you can even work side by side with dolphin trainers and be a dolphin trainer for a day. This is an opportunity for children not only to appreciate the wild animals but also to learn about them.  Tip: This attraction is outside so be sure to wear lots of sunscreen if the Vegas weather is hot.

12. M&M World  - Who doesn't love M&M's? Children of all ages will enjoy looking at all the different kinds of M&M's in this M&M spectacular world. The place is truly an M&M museum selling everything from shirts, to buttons, to postcards and pretty much anything that can be M&M. For samples you can try one of their 22 different flavors of M&M's.  If you just plan to grab a handful then they are free!

13. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay- This prestigious  exhibit contains 1,200 species of marine life including turtles, fishes and sharks and piranhas. An underwater tunnel with glass walls will let you view the exhibit from the perspective of a scuba diver. There is also a touch pool where you can touch sting rays, crabs, and eels.  The newest member of the shark reef exhibit is an eight foot Komodo Dragon.

Ticket prices: $16.95 for adults, $10.95 for children 5-12.
Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7777

Other notables
Freemont street Experience - 12,000 televisions stretched out together over a mall.
The Forum Shops at Caesars - Talking and moving statues of the likes of Venus, Apollo, and others. Shows come on hourly. Entertaining to watch.



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    Posted On: 2/14/2009

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