Las Vegas is largely known as an adult’s playground. But don’t worry. There are plenty of activities, shows and attractions for the youngest members of your family, especially in the summer months. Here are 5 cool spots to take the kids in Vegas this summer:
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Kids love animals and mom and dad like the air-conditioning, so what better way to keep both parties happy than with the kid-friendly show Popovich Comedy Pet Theater? The fun-loving production includes dogs, cats, birds and other animals performing animal tricks and comedy bits. Popovich, who is a fifth-generation circus performer, brings his own talents to the stage including juggling and balancing acts. Bonus: the show takes place in the afternoon, so you’re not keeping the kids up after their bed time.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Let the kids experience nature this summer at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. The zoo-like attraction includes a Dolphin Habitat complete with dolphins performing jumps and tricks. Meanwhile, in the Secret Garden, don’t miss the Royal White Tigers, Magical White Lions, panthers and leopards. Bonus: There are several themed days in August that offer complimentary admission for children including World Lion Day August 10, World Elephant Day August 12, National Honey Bee Day August 17, World Orangutan Day August 19 and Sea Life Scavenger Hunt August 28.
All American Helicopter Tour
Speaking of getting out in nature. Let the kids experience one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon onboard a helicopter with the All American Helicopter Tour. This adventure takes you high above the American southwest for panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. You’ll land at the Grand Canyon’s only landing strip and enjoy a picnic lunch while taking in sights 3,200 feet below the rim of the canyon. Bonus: Adults get to enjoy champagne with lunch.
Adventuresome Theme Park
Located under a massive pink dome behind Circus Circus, this five acre indoor theme park is the perfect spot to let kids play in Vegas. The park offers rides for every age and range from kiddie rides to roller coasters. There are also fair games, arcades, miniature golf and a 4-D movie adventure. Bonus: it doesn’t cost anything to enter.
Wow your kids with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip onboard the High Roller. The tallest observation wheel in the world, the High Roller soars 550 feet above the center of the Strip and offers 360-degree views of Las Vegas and beyond. Bonus: Kids under 7 ride free.