Family Attractions

 

Strip

  • "The Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat" at The Mirage
    • The Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden is a wondrous habitat at the Mirage hotel.
    • You will see some of the world's rarest and most exotic animals, side by side in harmony.
    • Up close, the public can view snow white and striped white tigers, white lions, black panthers, snow leopards and and Asian elephant, all in a unique jungle setting.
    • Also at the mirage is the live dolphin display, a 2.5 million gal. pool in which swim 8 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
    • Educational and fascinating this famous habitat lets  you see the dolphins above and below water, at play, doing flips and dives, being fed.
  • Mandalay Bay's "Shark Reef"
    • One million gallons of water serve as home to over 2,000 animals from 100 different species, including 13 kinds of sharks.
    • Visitors view them from within the tank via an acrylic tunnel and a sunken ship, plus a touch tank geared specifically to children.
    • It also features Manta Rays, Sea turtles, crocodiles and other exotics.
  • Circus Circus, A Wonderland for Kids
    • At the incredible domed 5-acre  "Adventuredome" at Circus Circus.
    • America's largest indoor theme park, kids enter a world of unique thrills and sites.
    • Besides high-tech rides, there is a roller coaster, boat ride, IMAX ride film, an Inverter ride, virtual reality, miniature golf, laser tag, and more.
  • Circus Circus, Circus Acts and Carnival Midway
    • Free Circus Acts daily every half hour, 11:15 am - 11:45 pm.
    • Carnival Midway Games for entertaining the children.
  • "Race For Atlantis IMAX" in The Forum Shops
    • Located in the Forum shops at Caesars Palace, enjoy what is reported to be the only IMAX 3-D ride in the country.
    • Experience the largest IMAX dome screen ever built.
  • Atlantis Aquarium Tour
    • The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.
    • Below-the-Scenes Tour of the 50,000 Gallon Saltwater Aquarium.
    • More than 500 Beautiful Tropical Fish.
  • Luxor's Awesome "Games of the Gods"
    • Whether it is Formula One racing or landing a fighter on an aircraft carrier the Luxor's games of the Gods arcade pushes you as close as you can come to the new "Virtual Realty".
    • The 18,000 square foot facility houses four center piece areas.
    • Two are motion-based flight simulators, one provides 360-degree aerial dogfights and one puts you into racers amidst 3-D screens.
  • "King Tut's Treasures" at The Luxor
    • The museum features a re-creation of the treasure-filled tomb and the sarcophagus of Egypt's boy king exactly as it was when discovered below the tomb of Ramses VI.
    • Digging 13 feet below the Ramses tomb they discovered a stair case that led to King Tut's tomb.
    • The ancient Egyptians buried their rulers in elaborate tombs filled with gold and precious jewels in hopes the splendor of the burial site would please the Gods and ease the deceased ruler's passage to the next world.
  • Excalibur's "Magic Motion Rides"
    • At the Excalibur Hotel, the country's first Dynamic Motion Simulators, two phenomenal 48-seat facilities that take you on an unbelievable filmed experience.
    • 5-channnel Dolby stereo-sound, 70 mm High-definition film and seats that move in sync with the on-screen action give you the ride of your life.
    • Five different adventures, each a rare experience.
  • Merlin's Moat Battle at The Excalibur
    • Merlin versus a Fire Breathing Dragon outside the Castle.
    • Free Shows every Hour on the Hour, 8 pm - 1 am.
  • "Cinema Ride" at Caesar's Forum Shops
    • Located in the fabulous forum shops at Caesars, this is heralded as the country's first 3-D Motion Simulator Ride facility.
    • One wears special 3-D glasses for any or all of four exciting rides.
    • This, combined with full motion simulators moving in 6 degrees of freedom, creates an unbelievably real experience.
    • Riders are taken in a space ship through the galaxy, or on a submarine race to the South Pole, or on an amazing roller coaster thrill ride, or taken unusual haunted graveyard ride.
    • Each is a rare exciting simulator experience.
  • Venetian's "Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas"
    • Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas is a wondrous showcase of more than 100 wax figures of famous folks, inside the Venetian Hotel.
    • The incredibly life-like replications of celebrities from film, sports, shows, etc., reside inside authentic settings, along with special effects.
    • You and the family may also visit behind the scenes, see the art of creating the wax figures.
  • "Guggenheim Museum" at The Venetian Hotel
    • This 63,700 square foot building includes 7,660 square feet of exhibit space for the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.
    • One of the first exhibitions will be "The Art of the Motorcycle", a display of more than 120 vehicles chronicling the history of the motorcycle.
    • One example is the Harley Davidson used by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.
    • The first painting exhibition will be "Masterpieces and Master Collectors, Impressionists and Early modern paintings, including works by Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Modigliani, Rousseau, Chagall and Kandinsky.
  • Robotic Gods in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace
    • Spectacular Free Attraction that shows the demise of Atlantis.
    • Blazing Fire, Showers of Water, and a Screeching Dragon.
    • Every 30 Minutes, beginning at 10 am.
  • "Dancing Fountains" and Conservatory at The Bellagio
    • More than 1,000 fountains dance in front of the Bellagio Hotel, Enhanced by a light show and coordinated to music.
    • The conservatory is a 13,573 square foot indoor, glass-domed garden extravaganza changing with every season.
  • "Erupting Volcano" at the Mirage Hotel
    • The volcano erupts nightly after dusk spewing smoke and fire 100 feet into the air.
    • Erupts every 15 Minutes, 8 pm - 12 midnight.
  • "Eiffel Tower" at Paris Las Vegas
    • Ride to the top of a 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
    • Visitors can board glass elevators and ascend 540 feet to the observation deck for a spectacular view of Las Vegas.
  • "M&M's World and Ethel M Chocolates" at the Showcase Mall
    • A 4-story interactive shopping and retail complex that features thousands of original M&M's brand  merchandise items.
    • There is also a 3-D movie adventure starring Red & Yellow M&M's.
    • Visit the M&M's Racing Team Store or Colorworks featuring 21 different colored M&M's in milk chocolate and peanut.
    • Drop by the Ethel M Chocolates ultimate gourmet chocolate boutique.
  • "Gameworks" at the Showcase Mall
    • It is a high-tech fantasy land with 280 computer games.
    • 47,000 sq. ft. entertainment complex by Dreamworks/Spielberg.
    • World's largest indoor, freestanding rock climbing structure.
    • Pool Tables, Full-service bar, gift shop, food court and more.
  • Treasure Island's Dramatic "Mutiny Bay"
    • For those who dare try the Pirate's life, Treasure Island's Mutiny Bay entertainment center is a kid's dream.
    • Surrounded by drama (it has a real story), mystery and fantasy, this 18,000 square foot facility is a wondrous Pirate's retreat, offering games and sites for young treasure hunters.

 

Downtown

  • "Fremont Street Experience" in Downtown Las Vegas
      • 425 Fremont St.     678-5777
      • Overhead Canopy 90-foot-high, 1500-foot-long.
      • A one-of-a-kind light and sound show.
      • More than 2 million lights.
      • 540,000 watts of concert-quality sound.

 

City

  • LIED Discovery Children's Museum
    • This is the World's 4th largest children's museum.
    • A fascinating 22,000 square foot facility for people of all ages.
    • Its 100 hands-on exhibits let children discover the World of Arts, Sciences, and the Humanities.
    • Participation is Key.
  • Guinness World of Records Museum
    • A natural for children, the Guinness Museum features 5,200 square feet of exhibits, bringing to life the incredible records, feats and astonishing facts of the famous Book of Records.  Exhibits, rare videos, artifacts, life-sized replicas, sports, space, animals, cinema and more.
  • All-American Sportpark
    • 121 E. Sunset Rd.     317-7777
    • A Sports Enthusiast's Paradise.
    • Batting Cages, Roller Skating, the NASCAR Speedpark.
    • Pool Tables, and Indoor Rock Climbing.
    • Arcade and a Food Court.

 

County

  • The Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    • 7 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, this complex is 1100 acres and cost $72,000,000 to build.  It has a 1 1/2 mile banked super speedway, drag strip & motocross course.  Stadium seating is for 107,000 people and 480 acres of parking, including 50 acres of special motorcoach parking.
  • "Indy Driving 101" at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    • Ride or drive.  You decide!  You can participate in the world's fastest driving experience.  Driving 101's Indy cars are capable of reaching speeds of excess of 180 mph on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • "Richard Petty Driving Experience" at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    • Get behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower, NASCAR Winston Cup-style stock car with various driving experiences from 8-80 laps.  The Ride Along program allows participants to ride "shotgun" for a 3-lap Winston Cup qualifying run at speeds in excess of 160 mph.
  • Shelby  American, Inc.
    • 6755 Speedway Blvd.     643-3000
    • Tour the Assembly Plant for the famed Shelby.
    • See the latest Shelby and a dozen Cobra cars in the Museum.
  • Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix
    • 1401 N. Rainbow Blvd.     259-7000
    • 7 acre park features Grand Prix racing at 3 Levels:
    • Adult Minicars, with speeds up to 60 mph.
    • Go-carts and Kiddie Go-carts for ages 4 and up.
    • Video Arcade.
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory
    • 2 Cactus Garden Dr.     433-2500
    • Self-guided tour of an ultramodern chocolate factory.
    • Sample Chocolates, Browse Shops.
    • Explore a 2.5 acre Cactus Garden, with over 300 Cacti & Desert Plants.
  • Cranberry World West
    • 1301 American Pacific Dr.     566-7160
    • Educational and Entertaining Museum and its Gift Shop offer a look at Ocean Spray's inner workings with free juice and food samples, cooking demonstrations, and hands-on displays.
  • Bonnie Springs
    • 1 Gunfighter Lane, Blue Diamond     875-4191
    • 20 Miles from Downtown Las Vegas.
    • Old Nevada Mining Town.
    • Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, & Replica Train Ride.
    • Old-time Shops and Western Re-enactment Shows.
    • Restaurant and Dollar Bill Bar.

 

State

  • Front Sight, Nevada
    • 45 minutes from Las Vegas.
    • Outdoor Shooting Ranges.
    • Expert Professional Instruction.

 

Museums

  • Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
    • 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South.     693-7722
    • Collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist Paintings.
    • Includes Works by Monet, Cezanne, and Picasso.
  • Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum
    • 444 Hotel Plaza.     294-1988
    • Artifacts and Exhibits Relating to the Construction of Hoover Dam.
  • Clark County Heritage Museum
    • 1830 S. Boulder Hwy.     455-7955
    • History of Southern Nevada Brought to Life in Exhibits.
  • Guinness World of Records Museum
    • 2780 Las Vegas Blvd. South.     792-3766
    • From the Pages of the Guinness Book of World Records.
    • 35 Exhibits include Amazing Videos, Life-Size Replicas, Interactive Displays, and Computerized Data Banks.
  • Las Vegas Art Museum
    • 9600 W. Sahara Ave.     360-8000
    • Exhibits from Local Artists in Oil, Watercolor, Pottery, & Sculpture
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
    • 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     384-3466
    • Animated Dinosaurs, Wildlife Gallery, Interactive Exploration Room, Native Plant & Animal Life, & a 300-Gallon Shark Tank.
  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum
    • 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     382-5347
    • $2 Million Interactive Museum.
    • 22,000 square feet.
    • 100-Plus Exhibits with Radio Station, Science Tower, & Mock Tornado.
  • Neon Museum
    • South Fourth St.     229-4872
    • Outdoor Museum next to Fremont Experience.
    • Includes signs such as Aladdin's Lantern, Hacienda Horse, and the Anderson Dairy Milkman.
  • Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
    • 700 Twin Lakes Dr.     486-5205
    • Various Aspects of Southern Nevada's History.
    • Covers from Mammoths to Gambling.
  • Thunderbird Museum
    • Nellis Air Force Base.     652-4018
    • Forty-Four Years of Aviation History on Display.
    • Guided Tours Include Close-Up Look of a Thunderbird F-16 Jet.
  • UNLV Barrick Museum
    • 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.     895-3381
    • Natural History and Anthropology Exhibits.
    • Live Desert Reptiles, Mammals, & Insects.

 

Libraries

  • Clark County Library
    • 507-3400
    • 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Enterprise Library
    • 507-3760
    • 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123
  • Green Valley Library
    • 507-3790
    • 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89014
  • Las Vegas Library
    • 507-3500
    • 833 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Meadows Library
    • 474-0023
    • 300 W. Boston Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Rainbow Library
    • 507-3710
    • 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128
  • Sahara West Library
    • 507-3630
    • 9600 W. Sahara Ave. , Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • Spring Valley Library
    • 507-3820
    • 4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
  • Summerlin Library
    • 507-3860
    • 1771 Inner Circle Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Sunrise Library
    • 507-3900
    • 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • West Charleston Library
    • 507-3940
    • 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • West Las Vegas Library
    • 507-3980
    • 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. , Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Whitney Library
    • 507-4010
    • 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122

 

Performing Arts

  • A-Z Dance Studio
    • 900 Karen Ave.     369-2160
  • Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    • 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy.     798-4552
  • Backstage Dance Studio II
    • 2330 San Jose Ave.     457-7310
    • 3425 Backstage Dr.     547-1040
  • Dance Charisma
    • 6000 Spring Mountain Rd.     364-8700
  • Dance Fusion
    • 1775 E. Tropicana Ave. Ste. 16.     795-3332
  • Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts
    • 3265 E Patrick Lane.     458-7575
  • Las Vegas Civic Ballet Association
    • 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     229-6211
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre, Inc.
    • 1555 E Flamingo Rd. Ste. 112.     243-2623
  • The Studio
    • 2929 E. Desert Inn Rd. Ste. 16-18.     866-2323
  • Theatre Ballet of Las Vegas
    • 3265 E. Patrick Lane.     458-7575

 

Music

  • Brown Bag Concerts
    • 6301 Malachite Bay Ave.     658-6741
  • Chamber Music Southwest Series
    • 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.     895-3377
  • Charles Vanda Master Series
    • 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.     895-3535
  • Community College of Southern Nevada
    • 3200 E Cheyenne Ave.     651-4002
  • Community Concert Association
    • 1620 Stonehaven Dr.     648-8962
  • Henderson Civic Symphony
    • 240 Water St.     565-2367
  • Las Vegas Civic Symphony
    • 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     229-6211
  • Las Vegas Flute Club
    • 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.     895-3377
  • Las Vegas Gamble-Aires Barber Shop Chorus
    • 111 N. Torrey Pines Dr.     454-7620
  • Las Vegas Youth Orchestra
    • 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     385-8948
  • Nevada Chamber Symphony
    • 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     433-9280
  • Nevada Symphony Orchestra
    • 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South.     792-4337
  • Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society
    • PO Box 3704, N.L.V., 89030.     594-6422
  • Southern Nevada Musical Arts Choral Society
    • 3950 Springhill Ave.     451-6672

 

Theater

  • Actors Repertory Theater
    • 1824 Palo Alto Cr.     647-7469
  • Clark County Library Theater
    • 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.     733-1139
  • Community College of Southern Nevada Dept. of Theater
    • 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.     651-5483
  • Las Vegas Little Theater
    • 3844 Schiff Dr.     362-7996
  • New West Theater
    • 3540 W. Sahara Ave. Ste. 235.     258-8022
  • Rainbow Company Children's Theater
    • 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.     229-6553
  • Sign Design Theater Co.
    • 2718 S. Highland Dr.     391-3877
  • Signature Productions
    • 3255 Mustang St.     878-7529
  • Theater in the Valley
    • 693 Valley View Dr.     458-7529

 

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