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7 Family-Friendly Things To Do Outside The Casinos Of Las Vegas

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“Sin City” doesn’t sound very family-friendly, but Vegas isn’t just for grown-ups. The city is a terrific vacation destination, offering loads of fun things to do outside the casinos for guests of all ages. We have a list of some activities that will leave the whole family saying: “Viva Las Vegas!”

You’ll Flip For The Cirque Du Soleil Show

Get out of the Nevada summer heat and take in a family-friendly show; Las Vegas is notorious for its musical and theatrical performances. Click here to check out what’s playing and take the kids to see a magic show, comedy performance, or Cirque Du Soleil acrobatics at The Bellagio.

Time Will Fly At The Indoor Skydiving Center

For the adventure seekers, learn how to fly at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Classes start every hour, and kids are welcome to fly as long as they meet the minimum weight requirement – 40 lbs. Let the little ones fulfill their dreams of flying like their favorite superhero, and try it out yourself to get a taste of skydiving without any of the danger! Before you go, check here for full flight guidelines. 

Fees: $85.00 for one person, 2 flights

Hours:Mon-Thurs; 11:45 am – 6:00 pm

Fri-Sun; 10:45 am – 7:00 pm 

Make Sweet Memories at Hershey’s Chocolate World

If you have a sweet tooth, head over to Hershey’s Chocolate World for an experience you’ll never forget. Indulge yourself in rich, chocolatey goodness, and make your own chocolate bar to keep as a souvenir! The shop is open until midnight or later, every day. So if you have a late-night craving, pop in for a midnight snack! 

Hours: Sun – Thurs 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Fri & Sat; 9:00 am – 1:00 am 

Don’t Let The Cats Get Your Tongue At Siegfreid & Roy’s Secret Garden

Reconnect with nature without ever leaving the city. Check out Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat to see the infamous white tigers, as well as white lions and leopards. In the dolphin habitat, you can see the dolphins do tricks, feed them fish, and get them to pose for a photo along with you and your family! 

Admission: Adults: $25, Seniors (65+): $20, Children (ages 4-12): $19

*Children ages 3 & under are free

Hours: Daily

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Last Entry at 5:00 PM

Have A Whale Of A Time At The Aquarium

Prepare to be captivated when you come face to face with the powerful predators at Mandalay Bay Shark Aquarium. This aquarium is home to various types of sharks, giant rays, piranhas, and even a Komodo dragon. Walk through the underwater tunnel as the tropical fish swim all around you and make your way to the Undersea Explorer VR Theater to get the virtual experience of swimming with the sharks. If you’re feeling brave, ask about the shark feeding experience – just don’t fall in! 

Admission: Adult: $36.00

Seniors (65+): $34.00

Children (ages 5 – 12): $31.00

Children (4 & under): Free*

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Last Admission 5:00 PM 7 days/ week

Catch Your Second Wind On An Exhilarating Helicopter Tour

If you want to venture out into the gorgeous Nevada desert but worry about how your family will cope with the heat, try Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours. Experience the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon from above, while having the adventure of a lifetime. Add a picnic lunch, champagne, and a flight over the sparkling Las Vegas strip if you are feeling fancy. 

Fees: from $148.00

It’s All Fun And Games At The Fun Dungeon

Indulge your inner child, and take your family to the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur for an afternoon. The Fun Dungeon hosts more than 200 arcade and carnival games including the World’s Biggest Pacman, Mega Stacker, Smash Air Hockey, and more! Test out the games and exchange your tickets for stuffed animals and other fun prizes! 

Hours: Mon – Thurs; 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fri- Sun; 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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