Las Vegas attractions for families seeking adventure

Las Vegas Attractions For Families Seeking Adventure

Many people have the wrong idea about Las Vegas. They think if you don’t gamble, there’s not much point going. After all, if you don’t gamble what else is there to do? In truth, there are many options available in the way of Las Vegas attractions for the non-gambler that can make for an exciting holiday in sin city.

The shows and attractions are all there to entice people to visit specific casinos, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them if you don’t gamble.

Even if you have kids with you there are many attractions for the entire family.


This attraction for kids(and the whole family) is found at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, about 40 miles or a short drive from the Las Vegas strip.

Keep in mind that it is only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning at noon each day. It’s a perfect choice for after a late breakfast buffet in Las Vegas and will have you back in plenty of time for dinner.

It’s a water ride that is head and shoulders above any water ride you’ve ever been on. Not only will you take a 35-foot drop, but you will also have the chance to work on your shooting skills as well.

It’s an interactive adventure and riders will be given electronic guns to shoot at bandits during their ride. Watch out though! They shoot back with water,

When the ride is over you will be able to see who scored with the most shots from your group.

For those who don’t want to ride, you can shoot water at your family or friends from the side for just 25 cents.

The cost is $8.99 or included in a wristband, which is $30 for a full day, $22 for half a day. Also available are Little Wrangler passes at $12 for children 48 inches tall and under.


  • Length: 4,777 feet
  • Max height: 203 feet
  • Biggest Drop: 144 feet
  • Max Speed: 67 mph
  • Ride Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Enjoy a stunning view of the strip as you climb slowly to the top and then plummet down a 144-foot drop. The intensity never stops with loops, corkscrews, and hills that will have you doing speeds of almost 70MPH.

Las Vegas attractions for families seeking adventure
The New York New York roller coaster will thrill you.

If you are really adventurous, the ride also has a Virtual Reality option. Slide on your headset for as the ride begins and enjoy a 4k resolution video with a clear, crisp sound that will make your roller coaster ride a completely immersive experience.

There is no age restriction but minimum height is 54 inches with no loose articles allowed on the ride.

The ride is located on the second level inside the NY Ny hotel/casino at the south end of the strip. It’s open every day beginning at 10:30 a.m. The front desk will give you the current prices of the ride.


The museum is located in Symphony Park adjacent to The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas.

This is like letting kids loose in a candy store. There are three stories of interactive museum exhibits that promote science, art, and culture.

The children’s museum is actually home to nine themed exhibition halls that span 58,000 square feet and provides children of all ages with tons of learning experiences that are in the form of play.

Here are a few of the adventures awaiting your children:

The Summit

The summit is a 70-foot, 13-level tower that features slides, climbing tubes, and hands-on experiments along the way. It’s centered around machines, air pressure, flight, electricity, light, and much more.

It’s important to keep track of your kids in here as the multilevel entrances and exits make it easy to get separated from your kids.

Water World

This is all about kids learning about water and how it moves and just how powerful it is. There are play stations with turbines, whirlpools, and water wheels that will have your kids learning all about water and how it works.

Toddler Town

This is a retreat for toddlers five and under. There are art projects, animal noises, a padded baby center and a two-story pully system for beanbags.

These are just a few of the exhibits your kids will enjoy. There are many more for you to discover.

There is no age limit, but kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $14.50 and free for children under one year of age.

It’s located downtown Las Vegas next to the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center, next to the Smith Center. it is open every day beginning at 10 am.

You can drive a Ferrari, shoot machine guns, or go zip-lining. Whatever you decide to do, you will find that Las Vegas has some of the most amazing attractions in the world.

Whether you are staying downtown on Fremont Street of somewhere on the Las Vegas Strip there is plenty to do if you are traveling with kids.

If you are looking for day trips from Las Vegas there are plenty of choices as well. A couple of the favorites are the Hoover Dam, Laughlin, and the Grand Canyon.

Here is a link to all the exciting adventures that await you should you decide to visit the Grand Canyon. What can be more invigorating than rafting the Grand Canyon?

One of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders Like You’ve Never Experienced It Before

If you are adults traveling without the kids, there are all kinds of shows to see if you are not inclined to spend your time gambling.

Las Vegas has some of the best entertainment in the world at any given time. They do this in order to attract visitors to their casino in the hopes they will decide to gamble before and after the show.

It’s a great opportunity for non-gamblers to make the most of their visit to sin city.

Have a look at these two-for-one ticket options that can save you a lot of money.

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  1.  I am also the type of person that has “Las Vegas” with the image  of it being all about gambling, liquor, casinos and showgirls. My friend told me he wants to go there again and hopefully for his last last day as an unmarried day. I stared at him with disgust. However, you make good points here. I hadn’t thought of water rides and family  times actually being healthy there. 

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Linda. I believe a lot of people have misconceptions about Las Vegas. There is so much for families to do and see in and around Las Vega that they would probably need several visits to visit everything Las Vegas has to offer families.

  2. Hi Ray,

    Thank for posting this. I’ve lived in northern Nevada for over 20 years and go to Vegas at least 6 times a year to visit family. You are absolutely correct, there is so much more for families young and old other than gambling. Las Vegas can be very friendly if you just know where to look. This article will go a long way towards getting the word out.

    Thank you

  3. Thank for posting this. I’ve lived in northern Nevada for over 20 years and go to Vegas at least 6 times a year to visit family. You are absolutely correct, there is so much more for families young and old other than gambling. Las Vegas can be very friendly if you just know where to look. This article will go a long way towards getting the word out.

    Thank you

    1. Thanks for your comment on my Las Vegas article. I agree that Las Vegas is a lot more family-friendly then people realize. I think they are so overcome with all the huge casinos that they don’t realize that there is so much more going on.

  4. Hi Ray.Thanks a lot for such an amazing article about Las Vegas Attractions For Families Seeking Adventure. A very good article with useful information, one of the best I have read. I think this article will be very useful for their family, who will be traveling to Las Vegas. I will definitely share this article with my friends. By reading your article I have known a lot about Las Vegas. Thanks again for this post. Good luck!

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