Historical Attractions in LAS VEGAS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Las Vegas, Nevada!)

Las Vegas is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Silver State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Las Vegas’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Las Vegas when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Bonnie Springs Ranch Old Town

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    (16 miles) Blue Diamond

    Gunfights hangings, museums....and a gift shop? It can only mean you are back in the 1880s with this super fun western town where cowboys walk the streets! Wild West family fun in Nevada!

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  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Located in The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, come face to face with your favorite stars at this iconic wax figure museum - Madame Tussauds!

  • Atomic Testing Museum

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    (2 miles) Las Vegas

    The Atomic Testing Museum portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs.

  • Guinness World Of Records

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    (2 miles) Las Vegas

    Here you will find hands-on displays and lots of records pertaining specifically to Las Vegas. Videos display actual record-breaking feats of individuals and teams. The tour takes at least a ...

  • Marjorie Barrick Museum

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    (2 miles) Las Vegas

    Offering a range of performances, exhibitions, lectures and film series in opulent and contemporary surroundings.

  • Discovery Children's Museum

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    (4 miles) Las Vegas

    Explore a place where learning is made fun, at this children's museum in Vegas filled with hands-on and interactive exhibits perfect for kids of all ages!

  • Lied Discovery Childrens Museum

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    (5 miles) Las Vegas

    The mission of Lied Discovery Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds ...

  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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    (5 miles) Las Vegas

    A life size T-Rex and live sharks await inquisitive kids at this Las Vegas Natural History Museum!

  • Las Vegas Art Museum

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    (8 miles) Las Vegas

    Like most 58-year-old organizations in Southern Nevada, what is now the Las Vegas Art Museum came from humble beginnings. In 1950, a group of of visionaries created the Las Vegas Art League with the ...

  • Clark County Museum

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    (15 miles) Henderson

    An amazing 30 acre site that offers an insight into the history of Southern Nevada, from pre-historic to modern times through historic buildings

  • Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

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    (21 miles) Boulder City

    The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam ...

  • Fountains of Bellagio

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    A free show which combines dramatic music, lighting effects and the jets are perfectly choreographed to make them appear to be dancing. Free! Great idea for fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids.

  • Miracle Mile Fountain Show

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    Exhilarating 5 storey high water fountain show with music, coloured mists, lighting effects and dancing water jets. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.

  • Streetmosphere at the Grand Canal Shoppes

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Wandering performance artists displaying everything from living statues to singers, musicians and mimes are waiting to entertain you in St Mark's Square. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Sirens of Treasure Island

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Drop in for a free show every evening, detailing a battle between Pirates and Sirens through the mediums of song and dance. Family suitable. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Fashion Show Mall Runway Shows

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Offers open access professional shows on an 80ft catwalk runway for your little divas to get a free fashion fix. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Tournament of Kings Dinner Show

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    (1 miles) Vegas

    Step back in time to the Medieval realm of Knights, Maidens and the great King Arthur at this entertaining live performance dinner show!

  • The Mirage Volcano

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Offering free shows hourly throughout the evening using fire based pyrotechnics, exciting music and explosive effects. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Wynns Lake of Dreams

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Boasting a 40 ft waterfall and mountain landscape backdrop, the light based performance shows begin around dusk. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Circus Circus Midway Acts

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    (2 miles) Las Vegas

    Acts include high end performance featuring skates, silks, trampolines, juggling, trapeze artistry, acrobatics and shows from the house clowns. Free to watch.

  • Viva Vision Fremont Street Experience

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    (4 miles) Las Vegas

    A free series of shows and attractions with features including the biggest screen on the planet, stages, performance areas and more, with eye popping effects and concert level musical revues.

  • Sunset Stampede at Sams Town

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    (6 miles) Las Vegas

    Offers several complimentary shows nightly comprising high tech water jets, music and cutting edge laser lighting, chronicling the Western Pioneer experience. No charge for this entertainment!

  • The Planetarium

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    (8 miles) North Las Vegas

    Southern Nevada's only public planetarium and observatory with multimedia shows in astronomy and hemisphere motion pictures. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to ...

  • The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

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    As well as the namesake Chilean Flamingos, the miniature islands, streams and waterfalls are home to swans, ducks, koi, and turtles.

  • Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous outdoor world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face to face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and our ...

  • Shark Reef Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus.

  • The Aquarium At The Silverton

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    (5 miles) Las Vegas

    Need another reason to visit Las Vegas? Silverton casino has recently opened its new expansion, which houses several beautiful salt and fresh-water aquariums, which are free to the public.

  • Southern Nevada Zoo

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    (6 miles) Vegas

    The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - the shady 3-acre park is located just 15 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals (for more ...

  • Las Vegas Zoo

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    (6 miles) Las Vegas

    The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals. As the only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, we work hard to fulfill our mission to educate and entertain the public by ...

  • Lion Habitat Ranch

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    (10 miles) Henderson

    A beautiful 8.5 acre range where you can experience retired MGM lions playing, and enjoying their new lives.

  • Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

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    (15 miles) Las Vegas

    Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals of all types. Here, you can see birds of many species, including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots; and various animals like turtles, goats, ...

  • Roos N More Zoo

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    (52 miles) Moapa Town

    If you have ever wanted to pet a camel or look inside a kangaroo's pouch, this is the place to be! This family fun zoo has over 160 animals to meet and greet, with something for every age!

  • Circus Circus Adventuredome

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    (2 miles) Las Vegas

    Hang upside down in midair, scream for your life…then do it all over again! An amazing five-acre theme park bursting at the seams with a great thrills!

  • Blu Pool at Ballys

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    Day visitors welcome at this Olympic sized pool with cabanas and DJs too! Kids fun Vegas style!