We all know that Sin City has something for everyone but what about the kiddies? I, myself do not have the issue as to how to entertain my offspring as my kid is a four legged, animal who does not enjoy the sun and is not allowed in most casinos because he is a K9. But, I do have many friends with children and there are a plethora of activities in Las Vegas to entertain even the most ADD child. First, please let me caution all the parents out there to take your children to do these things but do not leave them there unsupervised. I know this seems obvious to most, but just in case it was not, take my advice.

I grew up in a casino myself. I enjoyed every casino from Lake Tahoe to Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. There are a few really cool spots for children (and adults if you are young at heart, not pregnant and do not have an existing heart condition). Circus Circus in Las Vegas has an entire theme park called Adventuredome with full size rides. These are not your average carnival rides but roller coasters that could be found at Magic Mountain. The theme park is not too big where it is overwhelming but has enough choices in rides for the adventurous and the more timid child. If roller coasters are not your thing, than you could try laser tag, rock climbing, mini gold or the FX Theater. There is truly something for everyone at the Adventuredome and you will be entertained all day.

The New York, New York hotel has a ride that you can’t miss. Literally, you can’t miss it as it winds around, through, and down the strip right in front of the hotel. Beware – this is a pretty intense roller coaster going at 67 miles per hour. If you sit in the front coaster, hang on to your lunch because you will be going straight down into the cement before coming back up!

The Excalibur hotel has one of the best arcades I have ever seen. It is huge! The Fun Dungeon is fun for all ages as well. Make sure you don’t take a wrong turn and end up at The Thunder From Down Under show, which is definitely not kid friendly. Also, be sure to leave enough room in your suitcase for the prizes at the Fun Dungeon, as some of the loot is quite big. I remember that I had to leave an enormous stuffed bear behind because he did not have a ticket home on Southwest. Grab a Krispy Kreme doughnut on your way out.

The Mirage Hotel is home to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. It is a beautiful piece of property and houses many different types of wildlife. Do not miss this. While you are at the Mirage, you should stop and buy tickets to the Terry Fator show. It is a puppet show like non-other and you will see why he won the America’s Got Talent competition.

Another great evening show is Blue Man group at the Monte Carlo, which is guaranteed to overload all your senses. The music, costumes, makeup and tricks are just awesome. I highly recommend seeing Blue Man Group at least once!

So, don’t worry about bringing you kiddies to Las Vegas. I promise they will have as much fun as you do and won’t want to come home.


I have so many crazy stories to share about being young, single and working (unknowingly) as a flytrap for ALL the questionable people in the world. I am a single girl living in Beverly Hills but spend at least 39.5% of my time in Las Vegas. I have been told that I need to write a book so I started my blog melanysguydlines.com. From Northern California originally, but moved to LA to work for William Morris, Irving Azoff, MTV, CAA and all the other big dogs in the music business (behind the scenes because I break car windows and make dogs bark when I try and sing). This was fantastic until I realized I was approaching 30 and still wanted to be a groupie in a rock band. So, that brings me to the present where I started writing the blog and sharing my experiences with others who enjoy laughing at themselves, the harsh world, and of course, my stories.
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