7 Las Vegas Activities for Families with Kids

Las Vegas has made a strong effort over the past decade to transition itself from a gambling hub to a destination that everybody can enjoy. And thanks to this effort, families with kids will find plenty to do in Vegas.

But what are some of the best activities to do with your kids here?

Find out as I cover 7 fun filled attractions for families with children to enjoy.

1. Town Square Las Vegas

Located on Las Vegas Boulevard in the suburb of Enterprise, Town Square is the perfect spot to go if your family has a wide age range.

You and your older kids can enjoy over 100 shops, fine dining, and an 18 screen AMC movie theater. Younger children will really appreciate the playground, which features slides, little houses, and a hedge maze.

Everybody will appreciate GameWorks, which offers the world's tallest, free standing rock climbing wall along with over 250 games, including skee ball, air hockey and dancing machines.

One more perk to Town Square is that it features a beautiful park next to the playground that makes an excellent picnic spot.

2. Fremont Street

You could stay on Fremont Street for an entire Vegas trip and still entertain your family because it has so much to offer.

If you have thrill seeking kids, the SlotZilla Zip Line is exciting because it gives you an aerial view of Fremont Street. The Zoomline goes 12 stories high and takes you across all five blocks while the Zip Line lets you ride on a lower, less scary ride.

Aquariums are always fun for families, which is why you should stop by the Shark Tank at Golden Nugget. Here you and your family will see a large variety of sharks and learn about their habits.

One attraction that you won't have to pay for on Fremont Street is the light shows, which take place under Fremont Street's giant canopy every night.

Also look for the Discovery Children's Museum, which lets kids play with a number of science and mechanical related exhibits.

3. Hershey's Chocolate World

Located inside the New York New York Hotel & Casino; Hershey's Chocolate World features over 800 different types of chocolate for kids and adults of all ages.

One of the best displays here is an 800 pound replica of the Statue of Liberty, made entirely out of chocolate.

Other things to do in this 13,000 square foot store include starring in your own Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ad, customizing your Hershey's bar, and checking out both the Hershey's Kisses Wall and Jolly Rancher Flavor Wall.

If you're into souvenirs and don't mind paying high prices, Hershey's Chocolate World also offers a couple of large stores with shirts, cups, hats, and more.

4. Kart Racing

You can find go kart racing in any major city, but Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing takes this experience to a new level.

Designed by two former professional go kart racers, Fast Lap offers a track measuring 20 feet wide and 1,200 feet long. This track, coupled with how these karts reach up to 50 miles per hour, will make you feel like you're a pro.

Keep in mind, though, that you must be at least 5 feet tall to race and anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. As long as you meet these qualifications, Fast Lap can be an exciting family experience.

5. Dig This

If you have kids who love digging up the back yard, then you can give them something more productive to do at Dig This Las Vegas.

Dig This allows you to operate heavy construction equipment like backhoes and bulldozers at a construction site. Following a quick safety course, you'll use these machines to dig dirt and pick up tires.

While this is definitely a unique experience, keep in mind that you'll be playing for it too. 90 minute sessions with the bulldozer cost $250 while you'll pay $450 for three hours with the dozer and excavator.

Any family member who wishes to try Dig This must be at least 14 years old and 4 feet tall.

6. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Located inside the Luxor Hotel & Casino; Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition features hundreds of pieces from the wreckage of the Titanic.

Some of the different artifacts that you'll see in this 25,000 square foot display include luggage, ship equipment, glassware and letters from passengers. The most impressive piece on display is a 15 ton section of the Titanic's hull, which is the world's largest remaining section of this fateful ship.

Although a bit eerie, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is good for families who've seen the 1997 movie and / or want to enjoy a legendary historical display.

7. Stratosphere

If you're not afraid of heights, the Stratosphere has plenty to offer families with children. First off, this 1,149 foot tower observation tower gives you a fantastic view of the city and surrounding mountains.

Getting to the top is part of the fun since you'll ride in an elevator that travels at a speed of 1,800 feet per minute.

When you reach the observation tower, you can also ride the Big Shot, which blasts you up to the tip of the Stratosphere at a speed of 45 miles per hour.

One more notable activity here is the Strat O Fair, which offers a Ferris wheel, games, food, and a Little Shot ride for children under 48 inches tall.


Despite being nicknamed Sin City, Las Vegas has many different activities for families too.

If you have young kids, the Town Square playground, Fremont Street, and Hershey's Chocolate World are all good places to visit. Assuming your kids are older, go kart racing, Dig This, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are all nice spots.

And keep in mind that the seven attractions I discussed above only cover part of what families can do in Vegas. So if you're going on a trip with your kids, do some research and find out what else Vegas has to offer.