Kid Friendly Spots in Las Vegas

March 05, 2018

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
Whenever I tell people that I live in Las Vegas, they are always surprised.  A lot of people have a preconceived assumption that Las Vegas is Sin City and it's no place for a family.  That's not true at all.  I had about 5 months of a life in Las Vegas before I found out that I was pregnant with Jack.  Ask me what the best night clubs and shows are in Vegas and I have no clue.  Ask me what to do with kids in Las Vegas, I could go on and on.  Whether you're a tourist or a local, there is a place for everyone in Las Vegas.

  I have quite the list of places to visit.  I've listed my favorite below.  I've been to almost everyone, except for a few, but I'm sure I'll visit them all soon.  My husband suggested that I list them in order, but that's just too hard to do.  I did go through and rate my top 10 favorite places first, then the rest are in a random order. 

1.) Container Park
Container Park is by far my family's favorite place to go.  It's a short walk down the street from the Freemont Experience (not always the greatest place for kids).  We love that there is something for everyone here.  Jack loves the slides and large blocks for building and Kevin and I love that we can get a beer and some yummy food.  There is shopping, food, drinks, concerts and even a Dome theater.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Container Park
The Linq is a great little spot that is perfect for families.  It's full of fun gift shops, restaurants and what kid wouldn't love a cupcake ATM at Sprinkles Cupcakes?
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, The Linq
Kids or no kids, you have to see a fountain show if you're in Vegas.  Jack goes crazy watching the water spray up.  I love the beautiful view and atmosphere.  It's a great place to take pictures!  I can never put my phone down every time we visit.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
4.) Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
We love the gardens at the Bellagio too!  It's a beautiful garden that is always dressed up for the season.  It's a great place to go year round.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
5.) Eiffel Tower Experience*
Can't afford to take the whole family to Paris?  Well, Las Vegas has you covered.  The Eiffel Tower Experience is a great view for the whole family.  We went to the top of the Eiffel Tower last summer, but what I really love to do is just walk around the hotel and check out the little shops and cafes.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
6.) The High Roller*
If the Eiffel Tower isn't a good enough view, try the high roller.  It's a fun way to view the entire valley in one of the worlds largest ferries wheels.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
7.) The Park
We love the Park.  There are plenty of restaurants that are family friendly.  It's right outside T-Mobile Arena if you want to catch a Golden Knights hockey game.  Plus you are only a quick walk away from New York, New York with a roller coaster and Hersey's World.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
8.) Town Square
Town Square is what my husband and I call a fake down town.  It has all the charm of a classic downtown, but it was all constructed in the 2000's.  Town Square is a great place for shopping, food and in the middle of it all there is a park with food stands that you would find at a local carnival, a splash pad, play ground and lots of fake green grass for your little ones to run on.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas
9.) Mount Charleston
At 12,000 feet above sea level, Mount Charleston is a perfect escape from the Las Vegas Strip.  If you come in the winter, you can enjoy skiing, sledding and other fun winter sports at Lee Canyon.  In summer time you can escape the desert heat by heading to higher elevations for some hiking.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston
10.) Red Rock National Conservation*
Most tourist don't even realize that only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, you can find the beauty of the Mojave desert.  Red Rock is the perfect place for a drive, family hike or a family photo shoot.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Red Rocks
11.) The Hoover Dam*
19.) Pinball Hall of Fame
20.) Boulder City
21.) The Lion Habitat Ranch*
22.) Cowabunga Bay Water Park*
23.) Wet n' Wild Water Park*
24.) Madame Tussauds Museum
25.) Seven Magic Mountains
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Seven Magic Mountains
26.) The Adventuredome at Circus Circus*
27.) Coca Cola World
28.) Cactus Garden at Ethel M's
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Ethle M's Cactus Garden at Christmas time
29.) M&M World
30.) Fall of Atlantis at Caesar's Forum Shops
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life || 30 Kid friendly places in Las Vegas, Ethle M's Cactus Garden at Christmas time

The best part about this list is that more than half of these places are free!!  I've stared all the places that you have to pay.  I think that you would be surprised just how kid friendly Las Vegas can be.


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12 comments

  1. What awesome places to visit! I used to live near Vegas and I didn't know about quite a few. Now I want to visit!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Christine! I hope you do visit!

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  2. I've always thought that Vegas would be really fun for kids - so many things to do and see! I've never been, but it's on my list to visit!

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  3. LOVE this list!!! The next time we go back there with our little ones I'll make sure we stop at some of these places. We primarily stuck to the strip for our last trip, but I love that there are so many things for kiddos there!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Jessica! The strip is usually where most people stay, but there is so much to see there!

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  4. It's always great to see the list of places that the locals like to visit when it comes to touristy places like LV. Definitely saving this so we can go to some of these places next time we are there!

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    1. I hope it will be helpful to you! Thanks for reading Shani!

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  5. Those colorful rocks look so fun!!

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  6. I have never been to Las Vegas. Mostly because I associate it with gambling and all the night/party life which is just not my thing lol. I like this list, especially the parks and nature suggestions 💕

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    1. I happy to share the other side of Vegas with you. I don't like gambling either, but Vegas is much more than that!

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