When most people think of Las Vegas, the first things that come to mind are adult activities like gambling, endless nights of partying, and a generous amount of alcohol. Aside from the many casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas is also the perfect destination for families.
There’s so much for kids to see and do, especially if you decide to vacation in downtown Las Vegas. There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions in the area that your entire family will love. Here are some of the best kid-friendly activities you can find in the downtown district of Las Vegas.
1. Have Fun at Downtown Container Park
This family-friendly destination is awesome for both kids and parents alike. Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center cleverly made up of repurposed shipping containers for a unique shopping and dining experience for adults, and a fun and playful atmosphere for the kids to explore. It’s a quick walk from Downtown Grand, so you don’t have to worry about driving or parking.
In addition to stores and restaurants, Downtown Container Park features an interactive playground complete with a tree house, slides and giant foam blocks specially made for kids. Also, there’s frequent live entertainment, outdoor family-friendly movie screenings, and several arts-and-crafts events throughout the year all free of charge, so you can let the kids enjoy and play to their heart’s content!
2. Soar Over Downtown Las Vegas on Slotzilla Zip Line
Located just one block away from Downtown Grand is the Slotzilla Zip Line on Fremont Street. This attraction is best reserved for older kids that have no issues with fast rides and heights. Of course, parents can also enjoy the zip line that gives you a thrilling aerial view of the historic downtown district of Las Vegas.
Slotzilla features two levels. The first and lowest level sends riders soaring 77 feet off the ground. Reserved for the extra brave kids and adults is the Slotzilla Zoomline. It takes riders on a 114-foot high tour over downtown Las Vegas. Be sure to check for height and weight requirements to make sure your kids are able to ride.
3. Connect With Nature at Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve is one of downtown Las Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Right in the middle of the city is 180 acres owned and operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District that highlights the natural beauty of Las Vegas with nature walks, botanical gardens, educational events, historical exhibits, and countless activities that your kids will enjoy.
Only a seven-minute drive from Downtown Grand, you’re just down the street from the perfect place to unleash your kid’s imagination. While you’re there, be sure to check out Boomtown 1905, a historical recreation of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1920. Not only will the kids love it, but it’s the perfect photo opportunity for the whole family.
4. Dive Into Las Vegas History at the Mob Museum
If you have kids who are a bit too old for the playground or children’s museum, the Mob Museum is the perfect diversion for your pre-teens and teens, as well as for you! This one-of-a-kind museum covers the unique history of Sin City and its ties to organized crime. It also takes an in-depth look at the impact of the “mobster” scene on American society.
This is no typical museum, though. The Mob Museum is full of interactive exhibits, stunning audio and visuals, jaw-dropping historical artifacts, and even a fully restored courthouse with details from the infamous Kefauver hearings during Prohibition. Make sure you set aside a couple of hours to fully experience everything the Mob Museum has to offer, and check for discounts online.
5. Enjoy the Sights and Sounds on Fremont Street
Fremont Steet is one of the first landmarks established in Las Vegas. In fact, its history dates back to 1905 when the city was first founded. The acclaimed street is rich with the history of the city and exciting entertainment to be enjoyed on every corner.
It has become a pedestrian mall that is filled with food stalls, souvenir kiosks and other fun areas that kids might enjoy browsing through. However, what they might love the most are the street performers. Your kids will likely see high-energy characters, from superheroes and robots to musicians and dancers. Then at night, you and the rest of the family can watch the acclaimed Viva Vision light show which holds free six-minute light and music shows on the Fremont Street canopy.
6. Learn the Wonders of the World at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
Educational museums are always good places for kids and their parents. As such, the 58,000 square foot interactive attraction called DISCOVERY Children’s Museum should be a destination at the top of your list. If you drive or take a ridesharing service from Downtown Grand, you’ll be there in less than five minutes.
The kids will learn a lot after a trip through this popular destination located in the Cultural Corridor of downtown Las Vegas. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum covers an array of topics such as biology, astronomy, geology and more. It features nine permanent exhibits as well as a few traveling exhibits to keep things fresh. For example, the Top Secret: License to Spy exhibit allows your kids to become detectives who must use science and technology to solve a mystery when given a scenario, suspects, and some clues.
Make Your Grand Entrance at Downtown Grand
With these activities on your list, the next step is to find the perfect hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino offers spacious rooms, multiple restaurants, and exceptional service for your whole family. Even better is that it’s centrally located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas so you can easily get to these kid-friendly destinations and other things to do in downtown Las Vegas when staying at Downtown Grand. Contact us today to learn more about what downtown has to offer!