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family friendly things to do in Vegas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by colton, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Never been to Vegas before, but my family and I will be spending a day there later this month. Any suggestions for family-friendly stuff to do that I should consider? (And not too pricey would also be good, if possible.)
     
  2. YB85

    YB85 The One True Youngblood Contributor

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    Walk the Strip and collect as many of the free trading cards being handed out as possible.

    Seriously, maybe the roller coaster at New York, New York, the lions at MGM, or the aquarium at Mandelay Bay. Vegas and "famiy friendly" don't exactly go together.
     
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  3. Beantown

    Beantown Well-Known Member

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    If it was hot you could just stay at the pools and at night go see movies or family freindly shows. Not really sure what to do during the day. There are a few nice malls to go to. You could also drive out to do a tour of the Hoover Dam.

    Also I agree with the Mandalay Bay Aquariaum or just like any other city go bowling.
     
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  4. Hartsock

    Hartsock Banned

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    The dolphin exhibit at the Mirage? is pretty cool, most hotels have some type of exhibit that is family friendly.
     
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  5. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    We always watch the free shows at Circus Circus, even before we had kids. They run every 1/2 hour and cover various circus exhibitions, with some added Vegas flair. Bellagio foutains at night and the Mirage erupting volcano, then go inside to see the white lions if they still have them.

    Don't take your kids to the TI pirate show. Trust me when I say hasn't been kid friendly ever since the rebuild. Way too risque & actually embarrasing to have in public.

    MGM's lion exhibit is a waste of time.

    Excalibur used to have free magic & bird shows, things like that for kids.

    Mac King is mostly clean, a little innuendo was all I noticed. If you want to see a show and can get discount tickets then it's not a bad cheap option.
     
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  6. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    You can also drive out of town to see the "wild" burrows that will eat out your car window if you let them (it's illegal too). There's a family attraction place up there with a train ride, an old west comedy play, and a stinky petting/feeding zoo that's not too bad. https://www.bonniesprings.com/ It was half meh to me but the wife and kids seemed to like it.
     
  7. Fishsticks

    Fishsticks Banned

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    Lion Exhibit no longer exists.

    Check out Springs Preserve, Ethel Ms Chocolate Factory, Stratosphere and its rides, Adventuredome at Circus Circus, Hoover Dam, Bonnie Springs and Red Rock. There is a lot to do off the Strip, but the Strip has become so Sex crazed its not really the best place. As Franklin said that TI show is such a joke now. On the strip walking thru the Forum Shops and Venetian Shops are pretty amazing for kids. The gondola singers at Venetian and the animatronic shows at the forum shops seems to excite kids. Shark Reef at Mandalay is pretty cool.
     
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  8. jazz_fanatic

    jazz_fanatic Well-Known Member

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    See a show! I saw The Lion King last summer and it was absolutely amazing. I think their final show was in 2011, though.

    Edit: Oh, you said not too pricey. Nevermind.
     
  9. Dr. Jones

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    Stay OFF east side of STRIP in about the center of the blvd. If you've got kids you'll want to punch someone.
     
  10. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    The kids like the Rainforest Café at the MGM Grand.
     
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  11. HipHopAnonymous

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    Stratosphere is pretty cool. Especially the rides on top of it. Your little kids might not like this though.
    M&M factory/store thing is pretty cool for kids.
    Hoover Dam is about 30 minutes away. If you've never seen it might be interesting.
     
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  12. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Moderator

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    Bull crap.

    Coke World
    M&M World
    Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
    Ney York New York Roller coaster
    Dolphins at Bellagio
    Buffet at the Rio
    KGB (burger joint) at Harrahs
    Circus Circus (for younger kids, keep them CLOSE as in holding your hands close)
    Freemont Street Show (ceiling is a giant TV screen basically)
    Madam Toussads Wax Museum
    Plus there are some shows that older kids might like such as Lion King or Blue Man Group
    Fashion Place Mall
    Treasure Island Pirate ship show

    Most of those are right on the strip.
     
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  13. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
  14. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Moderator

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    They still do those right? If so the kids like it.
     
  15. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the "pirates" recently? It's mammorific!
     
  16. YB85

    YB85 The One True Youngblood Contributor

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    Most of those would kill Colton and scar his kids for life.
     
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  17. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Moderator

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    I disagree. In Vegas there is no real way to avoid random crazies. I however have never had a problem. I have had my daugthers on the strip. IF you see a crazy you just keep walking and you are lost in the crowd. Easy

    However if someone wants to avoid people that do not share his morals then they should stay home.
     
  18. YB85

    YB85 The One True Youngblood Contributor

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    He has tried. My suggestion for him would be to avoid the strip during the day. All of the crazies are in bed at night. It's much quieter then.
     
  19. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    Franklin's Circus Circus idea is a good suggestion. They have some of those Circus sets surrounded by a carnival gaming area too, which was always fun to go to when I was little. Then they have The Adventuredome Theme park thing that would be pretty interesting to your kids if they have never been to an indoor theme park(which actually kind of sucks beyond the fact that it is indoors).

    That brings up something though, how in the world does Vegas not have a Six Flags or something on the outskirts somewhere? Just L.A. and all its theme parks being too close?
     
  20. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Moderator

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    Lol.

    I agree on the strip during the day part. Absolutely.
     

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