Las Vegas isn't just an adult playground (Flickr: pudda)
Las Vegas isn’t just an adult playground


With so many images of the party scene in Las Vegas, it is difficult to imagine it as a family fun destination. The troublesome men from the movie “The Hangover” show how wild and crazy the nightlife in this Western city can be. However, the entertainment capital of the world; despite its nickname “Sin City” can also attract families looking for an exciting new vacation. Whether you enjoy the fantasy ambiance of a thriving metropolis or the friendly Western American attitude, families can easily call Las Vegas a fun city.


Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix: Get the family on the fast lane to fun with a trip to the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the non-stop action with a variety of racing. You can go kart, sprint kart, ride a gran prix kart  and even children can be in the driver’s seat in a kiddie kart. If you’re celebrating a birthday on your trip, celebrate it here for a racing themed party.


The Neon Museum: The city of Las Vegas has a reputation of bright lights and glowing neon signs advertising everything from Casinos to Hotel Resorts. Since 1996, this non-profit organization has been collecting large neon signs and displaying them at the Neon Boneyard to preserve these local pieces of history. Learn and understand how and why Las Vegas become an illuminating city and the stories each sign tells of a local business.


Bodies The Exhibition: Children usually don’t want to learn when they are on vacation, but they will be simply fascinated by this unique exhibit. The bodies exhibit is not your modern day trip to the museum. If you are not too squeemish, you’ll learn and explore the systems of the body with actual parts and specimens on display. (This exhibit might not be for everyone; especially young children.) Not only will you get an intimate look at the human body, but you might get everyone to understand how to take care of it better; to view how a system reacts due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Maybe just then you’ll get the kids to eat their vegetables!


Circus Circus: Las Vegas is famous for the abundance of cheap hotels, lavish resorts, and bustling casinos. The most family fun place to stay is probably the Circus Circus Hotel. This epic wonderland is home to the largest big top in the world. It provides circus acts, carnival games and an indoor amusement park. It seems almost impossible for anyone to find themselves bored in this resort; with fun for everyone.


The Stratosphere Tower: Families looking for that extra rush of adventure can appreciate the thrills at the Stratosphere Tower. Atop this observation tower which is over 1,000 feet not only lies a panoramic view of the city, but the opportunity for adventure. Daredevils can participate in SkyJump; a free fall from the 108th floor, Insanity: a spinning open air tilting ride high in the sky, and an Extreme Roller coaster. And who thought observation towers were just for enjoying the sightseeing?


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Flickr: pudda

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