Friday, December 16, 2011

Las Vegas for Kids

Most people don't think of Las Vegas as a place for kids, but I assure you there is some kid friendly fun to be had in sin city. Our family spent a week in Las Vegas (well the boys spent most of their time at SEMA, the big car convention) and Brody had a great time!

Here is my list of fun, kid friendly activities in Las Vegas.

-The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand
This was one of Brody's favorite things. He is still talking about seeing the lions.
MGM Grand has a fun lion habitat set up where guests can see lions eat, play and (mostly) sleep. The habitat is open daily from 11-7 but the best time to go is during feeding time so make sure to check the schedule. You can also pay to have your picture taken with a lion cub.

-Children's Park at Town Square Mall
Located in the center of Town Square Mall , the Children's Park is packed full of fun things for kids of all ages. There are tree houses, a small merry go round, a small splash pad, slides and more. But my favorite thing is the hedge maze. Brody had a blast running through it.

-Character Pictures
Outside of M&M World you can find a handful of characters waiting to take pictures with your kids (of course they want a few dollars for it). We saw Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Darth Vadar, Minnie Mouse, Elmo, Spiderman, Hello Kitty plus a few more.

-Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium is a little pricey (adult $18, children 5-12 $12, 4 and under free) but fun. The aquarium holds over 1.6 million gallons of water. 

What fun kids things do you do in Las Vegas?


  1. We love the shark reef!

  2. I was born and raised and spent most of my adult life in Las Vegas. I think you hit all the worthwhile kid friendly places it has to offer. It's fine for a weekend, but gets old quickly. We just moved to Orlando and I can't get over how much stuff there is for families, even if you exclude the pricey theme parks.


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