Looking for things to do with kids in Las Vegas off the Strip? You’ve come to the right place. As a Las Vegas local, there are so many things to do in our amazing town that doesn’t include being on that 4.2-mile piece tourist attraction known as the Strip.
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Things To Do With Kids in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City
Are you new here? If so, welcome to your playground and our backyard, viva Las Vegas! If you’ve heard people say “Vegas isn’t family-friendly”, “it’s not a good place to live”, “there’s nothing to do with kids here”, they’ve got it all wrong.
While it might take a little digging and thanks to Nevada Moms, we have found hundreds of things to do with kids in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City. Vegas is actually a very family-friendly city – if you know where to look.
Don’t worry, this Las Vegas native has got your back.
Activities to Enjoy All Around Town
While these things to do with kids are not listed below, they each have their own respective articles to take a look at with a full list of that activity.
There’s fun for everyone at Area15 – definitely grab tickets to Omega Mart and spend 2-3 hours solving mysteries (think of an escape room mixed with solving a puzzle). You can also enjoy delicious food, arcade, golf, axe throwing, and more.
Grab the family and head out for an adventure in the sand – you’re digging, trenching, pushing, and dragging your haul around the lot in no time. Ever played a game of “Excavator Basketball,” or built and ridden your own “Bulldozer Teeter-Totter?” Well, after your Dig This experience, you can say you have.
Location: 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106
The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a tri-level museum and fun center for children of all ages. Each level has something different to offer all connecting back to education. Spend hours in here with the family.
This local chocolate factory is the spot to check out if you have sweet tooth lovers in the family.
Not only can you check out a local family operation, but you can enjoy experiences like their premium chocolate and wine tastings, self-guided factory viewing aisle, our three-acre cactus garden, and our gourmet gift shop. During select seasons they also decorate the garden.
Location: 3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Looking for something fun and free to do – well if you’re kids love mermaids and/or stingrays, you’ll want to head to see the Mermaid Swims at the Silverton. Several showtimes weekly for mermaid swims and stingray feedings.
Location: 1610 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Pinball Hall of Fame is 10,000 square feet of pinball machines from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. It’s free to enter, but you’ll want to bring a lot of quarters with you to have some fun while the kiddos do the same.
Location: 333 S. Valley View Bld. Las Vegas, NV 89107
Springs Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system, and more. This world-class attraction is not only educational, but it provides a glimpse of the origins of Las Vegas.
Worth the Drive Experiences
Here are some fun things to do just a short drive from our wonderful city.
Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.
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