Las Vegas with Kids - Keller,TX

Updated on June 24, 2010
A.P. asks from Keller, TX
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We will be spending 3 weekday nights in Vegas in July and we have 3 kids ages 8,7,and 4. Can you recomend any fun things for the kids to do besides the circus circus and all the little free show the hotels put on. Is there any lake or little hikes with kids to get to a spring or waterfalls they can play in?? Maybe some thigs right outside of Vegas?? Also has anyone seen the animal show? Is it worth it? Are there anyshow worth taking the kids to?? Thank you soo much!!

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answers from Oklahoma City on

We love, love Las Vegas. I went ahead and listed some of the free things to do (even though you did state other than the free stuff). This is just some of the shows and acitivies we have liked and done throughout the years. There is so much to see and do!

Cirque show 'O' (Bellagio) ** BEST SHOW **
Cirque show 'Mystere' (Treasure Island) *great show*
Excalibur: Tournaments of Kings Show (themed dinner) & Sponge Bob 4D Special FX Ride
Planet Hollywood: Dog Gone Silly Show, Mega Bubble Show, Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre & Stomp Out Loud Show
Adventuredome Theme Park (Circus Circus)
CSI Experience (MGM)
MGM: David Copperfield Magic Show & Rainforest Cafe
Shark Reef (Mandalay Bay)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat (Mirage)
Guinness Book of World Records Museum
Canal and Gondola Rides at the Venetian

If you have thrill seekers in your family... (we love rollercoasters)
Manhattan Express
Speed the Ride
Merlins Magic Motion Machines (Excalibur)
Stratosphere: Big Shot ride, X-Scream, Observation deck, & Insanity - on top the Stratosphere
Helicopter Tour of the Strip and Hoover Dam

Things to do outside to Vegas: (We have done some but not all. Some are still on our "Las Vegas To Do List"):
Extraterrestrial Highway near Area 51
Death Valley National Park (2 hrs from Las Vegas)
Grand Canyon National Park
Rafting Trip down the Colorado River
Hoover Dam
Ethel M. Chocolate Factory
Lake Mead (Jet-Ski, Boating, Swimming at Lake Mead)
Lake Mead Paddlewheel Boat Cruise
Mt. Zion National Park
ATV off-road tour
Land Sailing Desert Adventure
Hummer Desert Safari Tour
Raiders of the Lost Mine - El Dorado Canyon ATV Tour

These are 'FREE':
Wildlife Habitat (Flamingo)
Animatronic Talking Statues, Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show, Saltwater Aquarium & FAO Schwartz Toy Store (Caesars Palace Forum Shops)
Lobby Aquarium (Mirage)
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Lake of Dreams/Waterfall (Wynn)
Bellagio Conservatory & Fountains
Lion Habitat (MGM)
Circus Acts (Circus Circus)
Downtown Freemont Street light show

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answers from Dallas on

Definitely the Hoover Dam. Mandalay Bay has an aquarium that is pretty nice . . . I think a lot of local schools go there for field trips! The Mirage has their Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat (for a fee) or else just go into the lobby for their aquarium display. The Venetian has the gondola rides both outside and inside (for a fee) and they also have their "Italian Palazzo" which is really cool because they have "street" performers including living statues. The Bellagio has the dancing fountains outside (unless it's too windy) but inside they have, for free, a beautiful botanical garden with butterflies. There is also the Red Rock Canyon, We took our children to Las Vegas a few years ago and part of the fun was just seeing the hotels -- like the city/park feel of New York New York or the mall inside Caeser's Palace, etc. Have fun!



answers from Phoenix on

The Hoover Damn is pretty impressive if they have not seen it before (outside of Vegas towards AZ). The Cirque Du Sole shows are like a circus on steroids....VERY COOL but be careful as the Zumanity and I think one other are very adult oriented. I loved the 'O' Show and the Original (The 'O' show adds water). The reemonth Street Experience in the old strip runs every night and has a laser light show and live music plus food etc. and is pretty fun to see.



answers from Phoenix on

I recommend the shark reef aquarium at Mandalay Bay...very cool. Also, Zion National park is 2 hrs away...could do it as a day trip. It is my favorite national park, truly amazingly beautiful.



answers from Philadelphia on

We also went to the Hoover Dam. We saw a magic show at one of the hotels (can't remember which one for sure, but I think it was at New York, New York?), and my kids loved it. It was a splurge, but worth it. We were only there for 2 days, so that was enough for us! Plus walking up and down the strip - plenty of free stuff to see. Have fun!!



answers from Atlanta on

You should all go on the Hoover Dam/Lake Meade tour. You can arrange them from your hotel -BIG lake and the kids would probably be very interested in checking out the dam and all the inner workings of it -plus it's HUGE!

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