Las Vegas Family Attractions

Las Vegas Family Attractions

Las Vegas Family Attractions are buttressed by Stratosphere Thrill Rides, Adventuredome Theme Park, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy Dolphin Habitat, GameWorks and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are more than enough to keep the kids busy.

Stratosphere Thrill Rides
DESCRIPTION: Beginning at 1,100 feet elevation, the High Roller Coaster will rattle you, another ride will hold you over the edge and Big Shot will sling you 160 feet further up and back; two people illegally base-jumped from its peak for thrills; fortunately, their parachutes opened or they would have been scrambled eggs on The Strip; for those preferring more sanguine delights, take photos of The Strip from the tallest observation deck in the US atop of Stratosphere
ADMISSION: begins at $13 for adults and varies by rides
DAYS & HOURS: daily, provided wind conditions are safe
ADDRESS: Stratoshere at 2000 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-380-7777 or 800-998-6937
WEBSITE: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/thrills

Adventuredome Theme Park
DESCRIPTION: The kids will love Canyon Blaster, a double loop roller coaster and an indoor flume ride
ADMISSION: free
DAYS & HOURS: Fri-Sun 10a-Midnight, Mon-Thu 11a-6p
ADDRESS: Circus-Circus at 2880 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-794-3939
WEBSITE: http://www.adventuredome.com

Siegfried & Roy Dolphin Habitat and Secret Garden
DESCRIPTION: Others may copy them, but this is the best White Tiger and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas; there are members of the Alliance for Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums; you might even get lucky and see Siegfried & Roy trolling the grounds on a given day; you can order a VIP tour with an expert guide at 11a, 1p or 3p daily
ADMISSION: $15 adults, $10 ages 4-12, age 3 and under free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 11a-5:30p, Sat-Sun  10a-5:30p
ADDRESS: Mirage at 3400 Las Vegas Blvd, South  MAP
PHONE: 702-791-7188
WEBSITE: http://www.miragehabitat.com

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
DESCRIPTION: Once you enter, curiosity takes over as you see the likenesses of Barack Obama, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Martin Luther King, JFK, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, George Clooney, Brad Piit, Angelina Jolie and others; in case you didn’t know Madame Tussaud’s is the gold stadard for creating lifelike wax figures, look in the eyes of Johnny Depp and Beyonce’ who appear to be in the room posing; the intricate detail of each wax figure ranges from very good (when the representing historical figures for whom photos were the only basis available) to astounding (when the persons modeled for wax museum staff and enabling them to capture over 200 personal measurements); a new wax figure these days costs over $300,000
ADMISSION: Adult $25, Age 60+ and age 13-18 $18, age 7-12 $15, age 6 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu 10a-9p
ADDRESS: 3377 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
TRANSIT: Las Vegas Monorail Harrahs Station
PHONE: 702-862-7800
WEBSITE: http://www.madametussauds.com/LasVegas

Las Vegas GameWorks
DESCRIPTION: If your teenagers are getting antsy for the latest video games, bring them to this incredible high-tech entertainment and restaurant experience in a casual decor; a cool, high-energy bar serving signature martinis and specialty cocktails; and the most entertaining and interactive games and attractions in the world
ADMISSION: free, but only age 21 and over admitted after 9p
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a–12p, Fri-Sat 10a-1a, Sun 10a-12p
ADDRESS: 3785 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-432-4263
WEBSITE: http://www.gameworks.com/?tId=1&sId=8

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
DESCRIPTION: Viewed by over 20 million people worldwide, this venue has spared no expense hosting one of the most popular historical exhibitions in history; this 25,000-square foot Titanic exhibit hosts passenger luggage, the ship’s whistles, artifacts from the first-class smoking room, a window frame from the Verandah Cafe, an unopened bottle of champagne, a large piece of the hull, a full-scale re-creation of the Grand Staircase and large outer Promenade Deck, complete with the frigid temperatures felt on that fateful night of 14 April 1912; the gift shop is a collector’s dream
ADMISSION: $27 adults, $25 age 65+, $20 ages 5-12, ages 4 and under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-10p
ADDRESS: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-262-4400
WEBSITE: http://www.luxor.com/attractions/attractions_titanic.aspx

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
DESCRIPTION: One of Vegas newest attractions, its home to 16 different species of sharks, and a 1000 more tropical and fresh water fish, reptiles, marine invertebrates and ray, Shark Reef begins as a wildlife exhibit then transforms into a reef filled with reef sharks, nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, zebra sharks, bamboo sharks, and lemon sharks among others; several species of angelfish, puffer fish and venomous lionfish and golden crocodiles also populate this exciting $49 million aquarium; includes a self-guided audio tour and for an extra fee you can even Dive with the Sharks
ADMISSION: $15 adults, $10 ages 5-12, ages 4 and under free
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-11p
ADDRESS: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-632-7777
WEBSITE: http://www.sharkreef.com

South Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park
DESCRIPTION: Over two acre facility with 150 species of animals and botanical plants; shaded natural desert setting
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Sat 9a-5p
ADMISSION: $6 Adults, $4 Children
ADDRESS: 1775 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV MAP
PHONE: 702-648-5955
WEBSITE: http://www.lasvegaszoo.org‎

Red Rock Canyon
DESCRIPTION: Located in the Mojave Desert, which covers southwestern Nevada and southeastern California, this National Conservation Area is a feast for the eyes; its height ranges from sea level to 1,000 feet high and is dominated eye-popping rock formations; many people like to camp, hike and horseback in the park; the best time to see the desert is immediately after rain when the scrubs bloom and the birds flock in; there are multiple entry points
ADDRESS: State Route 159, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV MAP
ADMISSION: small entry fee
WEBSITE: http://www.redrock.org

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
DESCRIPTION: A remarkable year-round park and lake recreational area with varied terrain that includes a national landmark, Hoover Dam; great for boating, swimming, family reunions, picnics, and sightseeing; Lakes Mead is in fact, a reservoir created by Hoover Dam; another treat is 3,000 year old pictures chiseled and painted on rocks and cliff walls; this 1.5 million acre area it is one of the most popular national parks
ADMISSION: $5 per vehicle into the park
ADDRESS: US 93 Highway between Nevada and Arizona, Henderson, NV MAP
WEBSITE: http://www.nps.gov/lame

Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
DESCRIPTION: Lake Mead National recreation Area provides 500 miles of shoreline for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking; the highlight for most first-timers is the viewing stations and the drive across the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam
ADMISSION: free
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: US Route 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border MAP
PHONE: 702-565-9111
WEBSITE: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam

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