National Parks / Natural World in LAS VEGAS with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Las Vegas has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Las Vegas, Nevada offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Las Vegas itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • The Botanical Gardens

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    An impressive and visually stunning family ramble, past landscaping and water features to artful structures such as gazebos and bridges, significantly changed with every season. Live music every ...

  • Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park

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    (5 miles) Las Vegas

    Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The park and Visitor Center is open all year from 8:00 ...

  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

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    (7 miles) North Las Vegas

    Take off from Las Vegas Airport on an exhilarating helicopter flight to one of Mother Nature's greatest achievements - The Grand Canyon. Discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as your ...

  • Floyd Lamb State Park

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    (15 miles) Las Vegas

    is an 8 km park centred around a series of small lakes that formed an oasis in this part of the Mojave Desert. Enjoy fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and an education centre with an insight into ...

  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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    (16 miles) Blue Diamond

    Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided ...

  • Lake Mead National recreation Area

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    (21 miles) Boulder City

    Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, ...

  • Valley of Fire State Park

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    (43 miles) Overton

    Beautiful red sandstone formations waiting to be explored in Nevada's oldest and largest state park.

  • Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area

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    (75 miles) Laughlin

    Big Bend State Recreation Area is located five miles south of Laughlin on the Needles Highway. The park is within the town limits of Laughlin, one mile south of Casino Drive on South Needles Hwy.

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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 ...

  • The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

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    Las Vegas

    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!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (8 miles) Las Vegas

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Sun Buggy Fun Rentals

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    (14 miles) Las Vegas

    Sun Buggy Fun Rentals is the Ultimate Off-Road Adventures provider in the las Vegas Area. We have something for everyone from heart pounding adrenaline tours, to awe inspiring rides through some of ...

  • Lake Mead Cruises

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    (20 miles) Boulder City

    Only minutes from the glitter and glamour of Las Vegas is a very different kind of fun! Just a short drive from the valley of neon lies another world - Lake Mead and the mighty Hoover Dam. The waters ...

  • 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!

  • Monte Carlo Pool

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Day guests accepted in this HUGE Vegas pool in the Monte Carlo hotel, with a 400ft lazy river, and wave pool!

  • MGM Grand Pool Complex

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    (1 miles) Las Vegas

    Cool off in that hot Nevada desert at the very cool MGM Grand Pool Complex!

  • The Golden Nugget Pool

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    (4 miles) Las Vegas

    An incredible Las Vegas pool that welcomes day guests for swimming in it's luxurious indoor facility with a 3 storey waterside through a shark tank!