Funny....you can't judge how your children will be by watching other people's parenting skills (or lack thereof). We LOVE Las Vegas and there TRULY is something for everyone! For my wedding party we had our dinner/entertainment in Vegas and flew in helicopters to the service in the Grand Canyon, then flew back to Vegas for the reception and stuff. You MUST go to Vegas.com and just click on the headings they have like "family fun" or "free attractions". For children under 3 or 4, LOTS of stuff is free, anyway. The lights, people, music, etc are much like an amusement park atmosphere. In one night you can go to Venice, Egypt, medieval England, New York, Paris, Monaco, etc. Very fun if you think about it. There's no charge to go to these hotels and "explore" and some of them on the strip even have their own shuttles that take you to all of them so you don't have to walk far or take cabs constantly. If you like Star Trek there's a whole themed restaurant, museum, etc at the Hilton (I think? Starts with an H)You can check out Red Rock Canyon (beautiful), witness all kinds of free shows out on the street like light, fountain, Atlantis shows, my 2 year old sister got a kick out of watching the divers go in and feed the fish and sharks (free), there's LOTS of buffets and really really good food (no need to be at Dennys unless you want to). And for the list (much too long to write), just go to Vegas.com (but I have to say we LOVE Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitats at the Mirage: not only can you see like 5 different types of Tigers, black panthers, different types of leopards, etc but you know that these animals are well cared for in a preservation habitat, not a thrown together exhibit. (Money is no option for a lot of these places!) Circus Circus is the place to go for lots of fun shows and stuff to look at that are related to and for children. But like I said, there's TONS of stuff, fun for all. Just because you've heard of people not being good parents doesn't mean you have to be one. Vegas is a fun place for everyone if you plan ahead and have a loose "itinerary". My wedding party included grandparents, parents, in-between people, and very young children. The only not-fun time was going home and waiting in line at the airport (we went during a peak season: New Years day, lol). However, that's another bonus in your favor: a typically family holiday when people are home like Thanksgiving, EVERYTHING is SUPER cheap (we once stayed in a $350 room 4 days before Thanksgiving for $55/night!) and the weather is much much nicer (not so hot) in November. Have fun!!!