A Fun Day with the Kids on the West Coast

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People often perceive Las Vegas as an ideal place for adult pastime, but there is much more hiding beyond the glamour and glitz of “Sin City”. If you were planning on taking your kids to a Vegas holiday and you are worried that there is nothing for them to do there, because the city is packed only with casinos and night clubs, don’t be concerned. Las Vegas has many options for entertaining kids. I’ll save you hours of Googling in search of such places, and give you my special selection of fun things you can do with your kids in Las Vegas.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Aquariums are always amazing to see, because they can equally amaze both adults and kids. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is unique because it is filled with a number of dangerous predators. In fact, it is the only such aquarium in North America. You will be able to see hundreds of sharks, rays, piranhas, crocodiles, and some less scary sea turtles and exotic fish. The exhibit that mustn’t be missed is the Touch Pool. Another special thing about this aquarium is that it opens as an ancient temple which sinks into the sea.

 

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The Adventuredome Theme Park

It is known that adventure parks are the favorite places for kids on every trip, and even if this is going to be the only place you are going to take them while in Vegas, they will be thrilled. Adventuredome is a five-acre indoor theme park which offers plenty of fun rides and games for every age, so mommy and daddy can have a blast too. Besides the rollercoaster and thrill rides, there are also arcade games, 4D movie adventures and miniature golf.

An Indoor Trampoline Park

If there is one thing kids can’t get enough of it is jumping, so why not give them the opportunity to do that for hours in a safe and controlled environment? The FLIPnOUT Xtreme park offers a whole new way of entertaining your youngest members of the family. It’s not only fun, it is healthy and physically engaging. But jumping up and down isn’t the only thing kids can do in this extraordinary park. There are various other activities such as a zipline, climbing wall and laser tag.

 

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Circus Acts and Carnival Midway

Kids’ interests change as they grow older, but some things remain the same. Our parents loved the circus, we loved the circus and our kids will surely love the circus. It is an exhibition of the wildest skills you can imagine, including slack wire, juggling and a flying trapeze. The circus acts take place at the center stage of Carnival Midway and they usually start every day at 11 a.m. The best thing about these acts is that they are completely free.

The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Another thing that kids will always love are superheroes. And thanks to the recent craze involving masked protectors in movies, adults can also enjoy this experience. At the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) you can not only discover the world of the Marvel Universe, but also be a part of it, by participating in the recruitment and training of a qualified station agent. Also, you can see various props and costumes, such as Iron Man’s suits, Captain America’s shield, Bruce Banner’s laboratory, Thor’s hammer, Black Widow’s weapons and Ant-Man’s helmet. Your family can also choose to go as a team and face the main villain, Ultron. How amazing is that?

And these are just some of the family experiences you can have in Vegas. So don’t restrain from taking your kids on a Vegas adventure; it is only Sin City if you make it one. If you do things differently, it can easily turn into Kids City. You can have an amazing family holiday easily - all you need to do is prepare properly. 

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