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Going to vegas this week with son..Looking For Kid Friendly Stuff.....

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DiverRon PM DiverRon
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Posted: 8/7/2012 6:31:54 PM

Hi all:

Going to Vegas later this week with wife and 13 year old boy. Looking for fun activities for daytime for boy.
Well be doing Hoover damn 1 day, Excalibur dinner show
one night, and roller coaster at NY NY. Any ideas of other kid friendly activities in Las Vegas?

thanks in advance to anyone helping out a little guy
and may you win 10 bets in a row if you do!

TDHPlays PM TDHPlays
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Posted: 8/7/2012 9:11:28 PM
Raiderpug PM Raiderpug
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Posted: 8/8/2012 3:15:50 AM

Sat nite - Mandalay Bay -Motley Crue and KISS

Is he ready to rock n roll?

rickster2312 PM rickster2312
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:02:09 PM
the reef shark show at mandalay bay is great family activity..........
nc1capper PM nc1capper
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Posted: 8/8/2012 1:41:30 PM
Might enjoy a trip down the zip line on Fremont street, also, if it's time for the youngster to start enjoying the finer things in life take the young fellow into Vic & Anthony's at The Golden Nugget for the lamb chops, you will be glad u did
Goggles-Pisano PM Goggles-Pisano
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Posted: 8/8/2012 3:04:21 PM
i've been saying this for years on this site without anyone ever acting upon it. Take the guided Kayak Trip down the Colorado River. It's slow moving, guided, no expience necc. They put you in at the base of Hoover Dam, hike you into caves and up caverns with hot springs, etc. let me know if you want more info. this is a cant miss activity
666LES PM 666LES
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Posted: 8/8/2012 3:06:56 PM
Wet and Wild waterpark. Buy the kid a 3 team parley of day games and set him in some book.He may even get a frree drink.Vegas use to target kids/families but they realized kids don't bet much.
Johnzimbo34 PM Johnzimbo34
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Posted: 8/8/2012 6:23:23 PM
Pinball Hall of fame rocks...check it out
bill702 PM bill702
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Posted: 8/10/2012 1:46:13 PM
There is absolutely no reason to bring a kid to Las Vegas. I don't understand why people bring them, but if you have to for some odd reason stick to the outdoorsy type of garbage. The kayak tour is a good idea, but it's 110 degrees outside. Circus circus has a little amusement park with a few fun rides along with the stratosphere, but other then that take him somewhere he might enjoy it a little more. 
I went to Fremont, for the first time in maybe 5 years, and it looked like a god damn middle school field trip. What's the point in having 13-15 year olds around a bunch of drunk people? It's not like I went in the middle of the day either we first got down there about 11 pm. 
bill702 PM bill702
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Posted: 8/10/2012 1:49:59 PM
Red rock and Mt. charleston have a few nice hikes as well.
hoku808pc PM hoku808pc
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Posted: 8/11/2012 12:58:34 AM

Wassup bro... I just took my 12 yr old son and my 14yr old nephew to Vegas last year for a family trip... There is a bunch of stuff in Vegas for kids to do there, but not enough to stay busy the whole week... But, here are some suggestions of the things we did...

- Rode rides at the top of the Stratosphere... Around $30 per person I think for all 3 rides... and jumped off the Stratosphere... Around $100 to jump and another $30 for a video of the jump... The jump was crazy, and if it wasn't so pricey I would of done it again.... I think everybody needs to do it at least once... Unless you have already gone bungy jumping or sky diving cause it doesn't compare... And get the video, cause it is hilarious...

- Circus Circus Adventure Dome... Rides and Carnival games, not to mention circus acts, and also Laser Tag and Wall climbing... I had fun with my kid here, although the hotel is pretty run down since the last time I have been here... Dont even remember how much $$$ I spent here, but had a lot of fun...

- Shark Tank at Mandalay Bay... Pretty cool seeing all the different species of fish and stuff, plus I think they have the only Tiger Shark in captivity in the world... Around $20 per person

- Pole Position near the Palms Hotel... Ended up racing 2 times with the kids cause it was so damn fun... Around $25 per race 

- Ate at the Bellagio Buffet... This place was great... King crab legs already cut in half with warm butter on the side and the Prime Rib was why we went there, but pretty much everything on the Buffet line was delicious and the kids loved it, too...

- Fremont Experience Zip Line... Around $20 per person... This wasn't too fun to be honest, but we had to try it at least once...

Some other activities we were looking into doing but didn't...

-  Gun Range... Around $300... Too expensive for us...

- Hoover Damn and Grand Canyon... Probably would've been really cool to see, but would've taken a whole day to do...

- Wild Bills/Primm Rollercoaster... Supposed to be the best rollercoaster in Nevada, but was a hour drive from Vegas ... We drove up there but it was closed for some reason so I ended up gambling while the wife and kids checked out the outlet mall in the hotel instead...

Thats pretty much all I can think of right now... We spent a lot of money on activities on this trip, which is probably the same amount I would've gambled anyway, but I think it was worth it for us to experience Vegas with the kids before they go back as adults and see the other side of Vegas... Hope this helps you plan for your trip bro...

Yavapai PM Yavapai
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Posted: 8/12/2012 12:16:11 AM
take the kid to homestead road in pahrump.
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