Friday, June 13, 2014

Las Vegas attractions for kids

Show at Caesars Palace, Fall of Atlantis, features statues that move and talk

Mystic Falls Park
Laser light and water show at the Sam's Town is one of the best free shows in the Las Vegas Valley . It starts at 6 pm. The show starts with a wolf's call howling from atop the waterfall.  Shows at 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm daily. 
Sam's Town  5111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122   

At the Red Rock Climbing Center children master the skills of climbing "monkeying around." There are many programs for them, such as Kids Climb Time, R2C2 Junior Climbing Team, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Merit Badges, Summer Climbing Camps. One of the 3 climbing rooms can be rented to celebrate a kid's birthday. more...
Red Rock Climbing Center  8201 W. Charleston Blvd  Las Vegas, NV 89117 702.254.5604

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino
Nestled on the Flamingo hotel's lush 15-acre grounds, the Wildlife Habitat is stocked with exotic birds, fish and turtles. A highlight is the Flamingo Island, home to a huge flock of Chilean flamingos. There are also ducks, swans, fish, turtles and pelicans living at the Habitat. The Habitat is on Las Vegas Strip and The LINQ district.  3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109      (702) 733-3111

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix
The Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix offers rides for all ages including four exciting go kart tracks with 80 karts, from kiddie karts to the adult Gran Prix karts, four amusement rides, the latest arcade games and a 600 seat pizza restaurant with great food. 1401 North Rainbow Boulevard. Las Vegas, NV 89108-1864     (702) 259-7000

Interactive Learning at Wetland Park
Wetland Park 210-acre Nature Preserve, has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 hundred species of birds and more than almost a hundred species of mammals and reptiles.Inside the Nature Center Exhibit Gallery-  Interactive learning experiences teach visitors how to create food chains, read animal tracks, smell of plants and animals. The Park is open from dawn to dusk every day. more..

Fall of Atlantis 
Show at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. It features statues that move and talk, debating who is a better warrior. Fountains appear to erupt and dazzling lights and sound touch the senses in a setting that is beautiful and impressive. A 20-foot dragon appears near the end of the 10 minute show.  3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV‎

Adventure Balloons
They do one flight per day, at sunrise. They fly between the Strip and Red Rock Canyon. "Smile High" towering 10 stories high fully inflated, she is capable of carrying up to 8 passengers, plus the pilot. They also fly Band of Gold and Vegas Star. Their safety record is one of the best in the ballooning industry according to their website:

Mirage Volcano 
The show is short, about 5 minutes, and occurs in the evenings, approximately every hour at dark. It's basically the water fountains lit up with red lights, supplemented by some real fire here and there, and audio rumbles. It's not worth making a special trip to see, but something to check out if you're already in the hotel area. 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109     (702) 791-7111 
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Celebrate Kids
Celebrate Kids provide characters, clowns, face painters, balloon artists, bouncers, interactive games, and much more.
Celebrate Kids
702 655-8525

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
This small, enthusiastically run museum doesn't offer much in the way of bells and whistles. The Marine Life Room features small sharks in a large tank, the Wild Nevada Room has exhibits on the flora and fauna of Nevada and the Young Scientist Center has some interactive displays. However, the big draw is five roaring, robotic dinosaurs, among them a vast T-rex. Combine a visit with a trip to the nearby Lied Discovery Children's Museum. 900 Las Vegas Boulevard North - Downtown Las Vegas  Admission $7; $3-$6 reductions; free under-2s. more...