Affordable Family-Friendly Attractions in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is an iconic city filled with entertainment, gambling, vibrant nightlife, and world-class dining!  As fun as the “sin city” may be for tourists, it also can become a challenge to find kid-friendly places for your little one to explore while visiting Las Vegas! 

Although it can be challenging to discover activities that don’t require spending money, we’ve compiled a list of affordable attractions and family-friendly destinations suitable for all age groups, including some that come at no cost.

M&M’s Store Las Vegas (™)

Explore M&M’s Las Vegas (™), Home to Iconic Chocolate Treats on the Las Vegas Strip. This four-story massive store has something for everyone, from little kids to adults! You can even choose a variety of 11 different flavors of M&M’s of wall-to-wall candy-filled tubes. It is the perfect family outing, bringing home multiple sweet treats as souvenirs from a memorable trip.

Hershey’s Chocolate (™) World 

If you haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth yet in Vegas, you must stop by Hershey’s Chocolate World! It is right inside the New York-New York Hotel, where you can find all of the Hershey (™) products that your heart desires! They even have a Hershey’s Kisses  (™) Flavor Wall and a Jolly Rancher (™)  Flavor Wall.

The Bellagio Fountains 

You can’t think of Las Vegas without thinking about the magical Bellagio Fountains. Every day, guests and families can watch this free spectacular show, which has more than 1,200 sprayers with spouts of water that make them appear as dancing waters. You can view the fountains Monday through Friday every thirty minutes in the afternoon through 6:30, while the weekend shows run from noon to midnight every 15-30 minutes. The lake contains approximately 22 million gallons of water, making it one of the largest water features in the world.

SeaQuest Las Vegas

SeaQuest Las Vegas is located in the Boulevard Mall, just 10 minutes from the Vegas Strip between East Flamingo Road and East Desert Inn Road, off Maryland Parkway. It is right next to the Galaxy Luxury Theatre. SeaQuest is an affordable and fun family outing that allows you to visit all your favorite land and sea exotic animals from all five continents! 

Aquariums such as Mandalay Bay Aquarium have ticket pricing starting at $30 for children up to adults, while SeaQuest tickets are under $20 for kids and adults on weekdays and under $25 dollars on weekends!

Animal Interactions at SeaQuest Vegas

    • Crested Porcupine Interaction: Have you ever wondered what a porcupine feels like? Look no further – Meet Quilliam, the porcupine here at SeaQuest Las Vegas, and learn all about this unique species while hand-feeding the friendly creature their favorite snacks!
    • Asian Otter Interaction: During your time to feed the otters, you’ll get an educational overview of the otter species and habitat, then participate in an informational Q&A on how you can help save the otters in the wild!
    • Snorkel With Stingrays: Bring your suit and towel and jump in the water with various rays, tropical fish, and non-threatening sharks for an ultimate up-close animal experience in our Stingray Snorkel Tank.
    • Coatimundi Interaction: Coatimundis are highly social and curious little mammals! And though they look like little raccoons, don’t let that fool you—coatimundis tend to be a little more friendly and have some unique characteristics that separate them from their raccoon cousins.
    • Fishy Kisses Interaction: Relax and allow the aquatic kisses to rejuvenate your skin. Embrace the delightful sensation of natural exfoliation as you dip your feet into a tank of playful fish! These gentle nibblers lovingly remove dead skin cells, providing a unique and pleasurable experience.
    • Pet and Feed a Wallaby: Wallabies are remarkable creatures that delight in hopping, skipping, and jumping their way into your affections. You can interact with them by feeding, petting, and even capturing a selfie with these little animals!


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Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel

If you happen to be on the Strip and your child wants to see more exotic animals, check out The Flamingo Hotels’ four acres of an oasis on their Wildlife Habitat. The area will have multiple tropical fish, turtles, and flamingos. For additional education, arrive between 8:30 am and 2 pm for an animal expert to talk about all the different animals they have for a more immersive experience. 

Catch the Circus!

Circus Circus is the perfect entertainment spot for kids! Kids can enjoy a free circus show at the Carnival Midway above the casino!  Watch dazzling performers featuring trapeze artists, acrobats, juggling, and more with this 10-minute show that runs every day from 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Circus Circus also has an indoor theme park and an arcade, all within their Adventuredome, which has something for small kids and thrill rides. 

Despite what culture says about being over 21 to enjoy the city of Las Vegas fully, there are fun activities for families of all ages. In a city that never sleeps, you can create lifelong memories for everyone! 

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