Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Kids in Las Vegas

Written By:Kristy Lussier

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Las Vegas is most famously known for its wide array of fun “adult” activities. However, that doesn’t mean that there is a shortage of family-friendly things to do with your kids. Whether you’re native to the area, or traveling to Sin City, there are plenty of fun attractions and adventures that will keep the whole family entertained in Las Vegas! So if you’re looking for some family-fun indoor or outdoor options, here’s a list of just some of our favorite picks!

Indoor Activities for Kids in Vegas

America’s Got Talent Live! Las Vegas

If your family are big fans of the world-famous TV show, then you’ll certainly enjoy a night out together with America’s Got Talent Live. See some of America’s top new performers compete for crowd time on the world’s biggest stage. You’ll be able to see hosts, former contestants, former winners, and many new acts that are dying to get the word out about their talents. Vocalists, magicians, stunt performers and so much more await to provide your family with an unforgettable visit. Your kids will love to tell their friends about seeing America’s Got Talent Live.

David Copperfield

Perfect for the little magicians in the family, America’s most notorious magician, David Copperfield, is performing a new family-friendly show that should not be missed!  He’s famously known for making elephants and jumbo jets disappear! This is a great activity and the chance of a lifetime to see David Copperfield live! This master illusionist is first and foremost a phenomenal showman. His performances incorporate nostalgia, illusions, and mysterious tricks your family will remember forever.

FlyOver Las Vegas

You have to see it, and experience it, to believe it! Located right next to Hard Rock Cafe on Las Vegas Boulevard, The FlyOver simulator takes you on one of two trips throughout time and history. You’ll take a virtual ride through either the skies of Iceland, traverse the Canadian Rockies, or venture back to Wild Wild American West. Fly over these destinations in a high-resolution theater designed to mimic real life. The reviews of this indoor Vegas attraction soar in the thousands, with people from all over the world stating how wonderful an experience this is. Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime that lets you dip, dive and glide over awe-inspiring landscapes, all without leaving The Strip. You’ve never felt a rush like FlyOver.

Marvel’s AVENGERS™ Station

The Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network is one of the most popular Indoor attractions for kids in Las Vegas!  Marvel’s Avengers Station is for all families to enjoy. If your kids are MEGA fans of the MCU, then get ready for them to have an experience of a lifetime. You’ll be able to see and touch Ironman’s suit, or sit on top of Captain America’s motorcycle! There’s something at Avengers Station for everyone to enjoy. Film buffs and comic book fans alike can experience Marvel’s Avengers™ in a way they never have before.

Take A Dive on the Wild Side! SeaQuest Las Vegas

SeaQuest Las Vegas is the ultimate land and sea adventure and is home to some of the most unique and interactive experiences among Nevada aquariums and zoos! SeaQuest Las Vegas offers the chance to meet 1,200 different animals from 300 different species. Here, you’ll see more than just fish and sea creatures. Discover mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and amphibians from around the planet! This is a hands-on adventure, so you and your family members will get to touch, feel, and feed animals from a variety of habitats around the world. Some of the special exotic animal encounters include:

  • 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!
  • Crested Porcupine Encounter: Have you ever wondered what a porcupine actually feels like? Look no further – Meet Quilliam the porcupine here at SeaQuest, and learn all about his unique species while hand-feeding him his favorite snacks!
  • Snorkel With Stingrays: Bring your suit and towel and jump in the water with a variety of rays, tropical fish, and non-threatening sharks for an ultimate up-close animal experience.
  • Wallaby Encounter: You’ll Wallaby Here for This! Step right into the Grasslands of the Australian Outback when you hang out with a Wallaby friend! Closely related to the kangaroo, wallabies are incredible animals who love to hop, skip and jump their way into your heart. You’ll be able to feed, pet, and even snag a selfie with these bouncy little creatures.
  • EpicQuest:  During EpicQuest, your group engages with every animal in the park – from sloths to otters, stingrays to sharks, and beyond. It is entirely tailored to your interests! Super fascinated with exotic mammals, bird or shark training, or squid dissection? SeaQuest will take you on a Safari, but you decide how to allocate the time in your three-hour Quest— this experience is Highly Recommended!

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Vegas

Stratosphere Tower Skypod

If your family loves to fly and you can’t get enough altitude, then this is the best attraction available. At 1,150 feet high, the STRAT Tower boasts the highest observation tower in the country. You will be thrust into the air at eye-level with helicopters.

STRAT Tower actually has four separate rides the kids can enjoy: Big Shot, Insanity, X-Scream, and SkyJump. The most thrilling is SkyJump since it is a controlled free-dive to earth, unlike any experience you’ve ever tried before. There’s a large deck on the ground for visitors to mingle and observe as they watch their friends and family enjoy the thrills high up above!

High Roller Ferris Wheel Las Vegas

Get up high at The High Roller:  A giant observation wheel that goes up 550 feet in the air! This is the world’s biggest Ferris wheel and tops the London Eye by over 100 feet. For those who enjoy taking photographs or love seeing cities from a bird’s eye view, this is a must while exploring Vegas. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with the family, as you all can take in the amazing views of the sprawling Las Vegas skyline. Imagine taking in the beautiful and busy lights of Las Vegas at night as thousands of people make their way through town. It’s a picture-perfect opportunity that will get all the praise on your social media channels!

Fly LINQ Zipline

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a zipline! Nothing is more fun than flying through the air. Fly LINQ is an outdoor attraction in Vegas that boasts incredible sights and a good old-fashioned rush of adrenaline. Strap up to a zipline as you fly in superhero position through the sky at astonishing speeds.

Starting at the 114-foot tower on Las Vegas Boulevard, the zipline launches you at upwards of 35 miles per hour as you scream in terror while flying above the city. You will land at the High Roller Ferris wheel just in time for the next big thrill. Riders must be between 60 and 300 pounds, and kids under 13 will need to strap up with an older rider.

Camel Safari Las Vegas

Camel Safari is located an hour north of Las Vegas, but worth the drive for an amazing day of outdoor fun and exotic animal encounters. You’ll get up close and personal with camels and exotic animals alike! They offer guided safari tours where you can choose to either ride a camel, ride the Safari train, or drive an ATV!  They have over 40+ camels who call the Las Vegas desert home! You’ll learn from an ambassador about the animals and be guided by the keepers to have encounters with some exotic animals. These safaris are 2-hour guided, interpreted tours. They also offer evening VIP Sunset Safaris – which are ideal for family gatherings or group events. You’ll get to watch a stunning Mojave Desert sunset while roasting marshmallows over a fire. The views are pretty spectacular and make for a perfect family fun backdrop for a photo op to remember!

Las Vegas is not just a place for adults anymore. The entire family can have a blast in Las Vegas, both indoors and outdoors, all while enjoying the sights and sounds that make Las Vegas one of the grandest cities on earth! From outdoor ziplining to an underwater adventure at SeaQuest, Vegas earns it belongs prominent spot on the list of the best family vacation destinations in America. Check out some of the amazing attractions and create lifelong memories for the whole family!

~Kristy Lussier

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