Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Attractions for kids

Try these attractions for kids from's guide.

Adventure Canyon - The crew at Buffalo Bill's has shown what a little ingenuity can do -- it turned a ride that one employee called "a dog" into a novelty that may start showing up in theme parks across the country. More info

Adventuredome - Only in Vegas could you find America's largest indoor theme park encased beneath a five-and-a-half-acre glass dome, complete with pink trim. The Adventuredome is exactly what its name suggests -- a thrill-seeker's delight. More info

The Aquarium at the Silverton - Located within the cozy Silverton Hotel, a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium provides entertainment on a scale one can enjoy only in Las Vegas. More info

CSI: The Experience - Calling all wannabe crime scene investigators: now's your chance to crack crimes like the ones seen on the hit TV show. The exhibit includes three crime scenes, two state-of-the-art labs and much more. More info

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour and Cactus Garden - Ethel M Chocolates panders to the sweet tooth in all of us. After the tour, visitors can stroll through the ocotillo, prickly pear and saguaros in the cactus garden. More info

Floyd Lamb State Park - Floyd Lamb State Park has four stocked ponds, picnic areas, barbecues, scenic paths and volleyball and horseshoe facilities on 2,040 acres northwest of Las Vegas. More info

GameWorks - Step into the new video playground created by Steven Spielberg and a host of his colleagues and prepare to be transported into a world inspired by the mystique of Area 51, the high-tech wizardry of the Information Superhighway and the glamour of the Las Vegas Strip.More info

Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon National Park is a natural wonder measuring one mile deep and about 280 miles long. Although several other canyons have been carved along the Colorado River, this area is the most spectacular. More info

Lake Mead - Lake Mead, the 16th largest man-made lake in the world and the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere, offers year-round recreation: everything from boating to swimming to hiking to wildlife viewing. More info

Las Vegas Cyber Speedway - Visitors command race cars 7/8 the size of actual stock cars as they speed around a track modeled on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in pursuit of the checkered flag. More info

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix - The Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix offers the ride of a lifetime on Gran Prix Cars, Super Stock Cars, Kiddie Cars and Go Karts. More info

Las Vegas Natural History Museum - Marine life, Nevada's wildlife and animated dinosaurs are featured, plus a children's hands-on learning room. More info

Lied Discovery Children's Museum - More than 100 hands-on exhibits in the arts, humanities and sciences at one of the country's largest children's museums. More info

M&M's World - M&M's World delivers four stories of colorful fun to the Showcase Mall, offering a brilliant spectrum of the candy-coated treats and various items, including everything from T-shirts and caps to limited-edition lithographs. More info

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - Madame Tussauds features more than 100 exquisite wax figures of the world's most famous stars. More info

MGM Grand Lion Habitat
Watch the big kitty play with the big ball. Watch him lick his immense paws. Marvel as he struts around in all his majesty as if he were meant to be adored. More info

Mount Charleston - Mount Charleston (also known as Spring Mountain) is about 12,000 feet high, Nevada'a third-highest mountain peak. Its ski resorts and hiking trails make it a year-round getaway from Las Vegas. More info

Nevada Southern Railway - Fun for all ages, visitors can ride an authentic train along the same tracks that once carried the cargo for the construction of Hoover Dam. The narration during the train ride offers fun facts about Boulder City and the Southwest desert. More info

Nevada State Museum - The museum depicts Southern Nevada's plants, animals, fossils and history from the Ice Age to modern times. More info

Planetarium and Observatory - The CCSN planetarium shows many different features throughout the year, and the observatory offers close-up views of celestial sights such as the moon, planets and various star formations. More info

Red Rock Canyon - At Red Rock Canyon, visitors can hike, picnic and view plant and animal life under 3,000-foot-high red rock formations. More info

Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat - The Secret Garden at the Mirage is home to some of the world's rarest and most exotic animals. The Dolphin Habitat features adult bottlenose dolphins, which reside in a special marine facility that contains more than 1 million gallons of man-made sea water. More info

Shark Reef - Ranging in size from a 12-foot nurse shark to 1 1/2-foot baby zebra sharks -- which are in a small "touch tank" -- the Shark Reef pleases patrons big and small. More info

Springs Preserve - From interactive children's exhibits to a number of outdoor activities, kids taking a trip to the Springs Preserve can discover the fun elements of science and nature. More info

The Volcano at the Mirage - The front entrance of the Mirage Lagoon is enhanced with waterfalls and the famous Mirage Volcano. More info

Zoological-Botanical Park - Exhibits of endangered cats, the last family of Barbary apes, chimpanzee, eagles, ostriches, emus, parrots, wallabies, flamingos, exotic and venomous reptiles. More info

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