National Parks / Natural World in Nevada
Nevada may be considered a desert state, but that doesn't mean that your next family day out adventure in it's great outdoors can't be filled with incredible experiences!
Did you know that some of the oldest buildings in Nevada can be found across the 520 acre Spring Mountain Ranch State Park? Perhaps you would rather enjoy camping and boating in the beautiful Echo Canyon State Park in eastern Nevada?
Kids can learn about early life throughout the historic Floyd Lamb State Park, or uncover an the incredible family-friendly oasis at Lake Tahoe State Park.
Whether you love to grab those walking shoes and take to the hiking trails, spend some quiet time fishing, wildlife spotting or even ice skating (yes, ice skating!), there are so many great opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures in Nevada with kids.
So let's get the adventure started, because there is a fascinating state to explore!
32 acres of outdoor fun for the family in Nevada, with boating, fishing, ice skating and hiking. Get into the great outdoors!
Echo Canyon State Park offers a 65-acre reservoir with camping, picnics, boat launch, fishing, hiking & the beautiful scenery of eastern Nevada.
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, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It ....
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 early ranch life, plus local Pleistocene paleontologic ....
A beautiful natural oasis for the family to explore in Nevada! Great outdoor family adventures with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with trails to hike and bike, fishing, and camping.
A great family fun outdoor adventure in Nevada, with wildlife, water sports, hiking and camping! A beautiful State Park in the heart of Washoe Valley.
Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort, built in 1861. Today you can enjoy trails, camping, hiking & more!
Lahontan State Recreation Area is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles northeast of Nevada's Capital, Carson City, via U.S. Highway 50. The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area is slightly over one hour away by auto. You can acc....
Rye Patch Reservoir, along the Humboldt River, covers 11,000 acres when full. Here, visitors enjoy fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking. A campground, boat launch and picnic sites are provided.
South Fork Reservoir covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. It is popular for hunting, camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. The park is best known for its tr....
Wild Horse State Recreation Area is located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. The 140 acre recreation area is an excellent focal point when visiting Wild Horse. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing and bo....
Cathedral Gorge State Park is great for hiking and camping, with stunning examples of erosion and volcanic activity.
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 helicopter flies to the West Rim, passing over Lake Las ....
Part of the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is a scenic forested retreat rich in history
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.
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 a.m-4:30 p.m. An entrance fee is charged to enter the f....
Beautiful red sandstone formations waiting to be explored in Nevada's oldest and largest state park.
Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. Great hiking, camping and history!
Spring Valley State Park offers swimming, camping, fishing and even historic buildings in Nevada
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is an oasis in the Nevada desert with hiking, camping, and natural kids wading pool!
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a 520 acre oasis with outdoor fun & rich history. Visit some of the oldest buildings in Nevada & enjoy hiking trails
Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea from 10,000 years ago. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, & more!
Just like an eagle is able to fly across the grand canyon this tour allows you take the same view. This glass bridge suspends more than 4000ft above the Colorado River and stretches out 70ft from the edge.
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 evening in gazebo.
One of the best family Amusement Parks in Las Vegas for a great fun day out with your kids.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! Fun 4D ....
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!
14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus, all at Shark Reef Aquarium in Vegas!
Animal Ark provides cares for non-releasable wildlife and YOU can visit these animals in their natural habitat exhibits in Reno!
A great idea for things to do with toddlers in 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 ....
Visit Nevada's LARGEST zoo and the ONLY zoo in Northern Nevada, with animals from all over the world for that WILD family day out!
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.
If your kids love animals, along with the namesake Flamingos, there are swans, ducks, koi, & turtles . One of the great family activities in Las Vegas
Hands-on experiences for kids in Nevada so they can get excited about science, the environment, and interact with real life insects - with FREE admission!
A beautiful 8.5 acre range where you can experience retired MGM lions playing, and enjoying their new lives.
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots, turtles, goats, burros and llamas
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!
Cool off in style with some of Nevada's most thrilling water slides! If you dare....kids - how brave are you!?
Cool off in that hot Nevada desert at the very cool MGM Grand Pool Complex!
Day visitors welcome at this Olympic sized pool with cabanas and DJs too! Kids fun Vegas style!
Every kind of slide you can imagine to cool off in the hot Las Vegas heat! Pitch black tunnels, spirals, slides, kiddie fun & more!
Day guests accepted in this HUGE Vegas pool in the Monte Carlo hotel, with a 400ft lazy river, and wave pool!
A fun Nevada adventure for those active families, with a range of exciting activities - from go karts, bowling to mini golf, and the very popular waterpark!
A fun Las Vegas Children's Museum offering interactive exhibits & programs, where kids can learn through play! Great place to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids
A Nevada Children’s Museum inspiring imagination & creativity through play-based learning experiences in arts, science and humanities for those over 1 year
Southern Nevada's only public planetarium & observatory with public shows and events on weekends!
Located in The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, come face to face with your favorite stars at this iconic wax figure museum - Madame Tussauds!
An amazing 30 acre site that offers an insight into the history of Southern Nevada, from pre-historic to modern times through historic buildings
Offering a range of performances, exhibitions, lectures and film series in opulent and contemporary surroundings.
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 and Boulder City. The Museum's three-dimension....
An adventure for all ages with a museum that houses a rare collection of artifacts, and a botanical garden gilled with flowers, courtyards and meadows.
The Atomic Testing Museum portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs.
An adventure into the world of space & science in this Reno Planetarium, with a theater, and FREE exhibit hall with fascinating displays!
The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum), is a 67,000 square foot hands-on science center location in downtown Reno, Nevada, with learning and fun for visitors of all ages.
A museum all things railroad in Nevada, with actual locomotives and cars, some pre-dating 1900. Fascinating for the kids!
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 intention of bringing fine art to the city. The Art....
A family day out surrounded by art and culture, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno gives kids an education and insight into some incredible art through their many exhibitions.
A life size T-Rex and live sharks await inquisitive kids at this Las Vegas Natural History Museum, with Ancient Egypt, prehistoric animals and amazing exhibits on the natural world awaiting!
The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) lets you travel through time like few other places. Like people, every car has a story, a little tale about who and where and why. Especially here, where antique, classic and one-of-a-kind wonde....
Fun indoor play in Nevada for kids up to 6 years old, with dress up, toys, crawlers only area and a cafe too!
Fun indoor play for toddlers to seven year olds in Henderson, with designated crawler section, and lots of activities for kids!
A fun indoor party space and jungle jumpspace in Las Vegas, NV specializing in birthday parties and special events.
Use your intuition, brainpower and creative thinking to solve puzzles and uncover secrets and mysteries while you race against the clock in themed rooms in Las Vegas!
Formerly known as Flyaway, Vegas Indoor Skydiving guests will earn their wings and experience bodyflight during a simulated skydive experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Soar 114 feet above Vegas on the new Fremont Street zip line - Slotzilla!
Zephyr Cove Stables offer guided horseback trail rides through the Sierra wilderness, with breakfast, dinner and lunch rides too!
Have a zooming family day out behind the wheel at Reno's only high-speed, electric public indoor kart racing arena!
You can turn race car dreams into heart-pounding reality at the NASCAR Cafe Entertainment Center's 35,000-square-foot Cyber Speedway with racing simulators - one of the fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids
Enjoy a fully guided boat experience, allowing the family to indulge in wake boarding and wake surfing, kneeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and water skiing, plus individual and family tubing rides!
An active and fun way to improve movement through educational classes designed for all age groups and levels of physical ability.
Come and experience the feel of Real Racing at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing. Our Karts were inspired by the 2006 CIK Outdoor World Champions Sodi-Kart. The Karts are equipped with Honda 200cc engines which can reach speeds up to 50 mph. With the gas p....
Fun and active movement education classes designed for all age ranges and all levels of physical ability.
Over 8,000 square feet of climbing wall available, plus over 1,000 square feet of overhangs and roof routes! Walls are up to 35ft high with runs up to 100m, but low level needs are also catered for with extensive bouldering challenges available too.
A huge maple skating surface in a clean friendly environment where families and beginners are as welcome as the pros.
Provides guests with the opportunity to become a passenger as they move through expanded Exhibition galleries and view more than 20 never-before-seen authentic artifacts.
A unique way to see another side of Las Vegas with a fun off-road jeep adventure! Great for kids over 24 months, you can take excursions to the Grand Canyon, Death Valley as well as Red Rock Canyon. An amazing Nevada adventure!
Unleash your inner cowboy and saddle up out in the stunning Nevada desert.
BODIES…The Exhibition showcases more than 275 body specimens. These real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving visitors the opportunity to view the beauty and complex....
Free access to TV screenings where the kids can have their say afterwards! Facilities include the new 3D perception centre where you can see cutting edge use of the medium from big players like Pixar and Playstation. No charge!
Get up close and personal with the deadly occupants of this Vegas aquarium - yep, SHARKS! Vegas fun for kids!
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 the most picturesq protected desert anywhere in the ....
High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
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 of Lake Mead are home to the beautiful, roomy, com....
Take a historic train ride from Virginia City to Carson City! One of the great scenic railway journeys!
Historic train journeys from Carson City to Virginia City, on iconic and historic steam locomotives, with theme trains too!
Roller Kingdom is skating fun in Reno with public skate sessions, lessons and birthday parties too!
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!
The Dangberg Home Ranch is one of Carson Valley's 1st & largest ranches. Enjoy guided tours year round or simple park fun!
Join us on this very special weekend in Carson City and Carson Valley when historic ghosts will rise from their resting places to tell you their stories and guide you through our colorful past. For one price, you can witness it all! October 20: Mee....
Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's 1st permanent non-native settlement, with a replica of the original trading post built & a small museum
Visit the fascinating remains of Belmont, one of Nevada's iconic ghost towns
A visit to this Nevada state park will see you explore an 1890s town, as well as fossils of the Ichthyosaur, once living in the waters of the area!
Drop in for a free show every evening, detailing a battle between Pirates and Sirens through the mediums of song and dance. One of the best FREE family activities in Las Vegas with kids!
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is one of the really fun activities for kids in Las Vegas and is a blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills with their talented performing animals.
Offering free shows hourly throughout the evening using fire based pyrotechnics, exciting music and explosive effects. No charge for this entertainment!
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!
Acts include high end performance featuring skates, silks, trampolines, juggling, trapeze artistry, acrobatics and shows from the house clowns. Free to watch.
Step back in time to the Medieval realm of Knights, Maidens and the great King Arthur at this entertaining live performance dinner show!
Boasting a 40 ft waterfall and mountain landscape backdrop, the light based performance shows begin around dusk. No charge for this entertainment!
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!
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!
If you love pinballs, it can't get much better than the Pinball Hall of Fame - get playing in Vegas!
Head up 46 stories up this iconic replica to the observation deck for a 360 view where you can see Vegas from a whole new perspective!
A FREE series of shows and attractions with features including the biggest screen on the planet...only in Vegas!
Amazing fun for kids in Las Vegas with go karts, rides, games, arcades, and so much more!
It's games galore with those arcade classics, with bowling lanes, pool tables, and a multi-sensory adventure ride - Dark Ride XD! Fun for kids in Vegas!
This is a great place to go in the summer when it's too outside, offering public skate sessions and lessons for all ages in hockey, figure skating and the fundamentals.
A FREE show which combines dramatic music, lighting effects and the jets are perfectly choreographed to make them appear to be dancing! Fun in Vegas!
Exhilarating 5 story high water fountain show with music, coloured mists, lighting effects and dancing water jets. No charge for this entertainment!
The Roller Coaster will lift you up 203 feet, drop you down 144 feet and leave you coasting at 67 mph. Great idea for things to do with kids in Las Vegas, a ride experience simulates a jet fighter's barrel roll while taking you on the famous "heartl....
Take a self guided tour of the factory and see the processes and potions used to make their famous chocolates. Then pop outside and stroll through the botanical cactus gardens showcasing 300 varieties.
An amazing collection of interactive science and nature exhibits where kids can learn about the valley's vibrant history. Also hiking trail, gardens, and live animal shows!
Get ready to ride one of the world's tallest and fastest roller coasters at Primm Valley, along with an arcade, log flume and cyber coaster!
Thrill rides for those dare devil kids at Vegas's Stratosphere Hotel!
Come and enjoy a unique glowing experience that is unlike any other in the world! King Putt offers indoor mini golf to people of all ages.
A beautiful location to make your home whilst you explore Northern Nevada.