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Old 03-22-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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I leave in the morning for Phoenix. I'll spend two there and then drive up to Vegas with a truck load of furniture from Ikea. My kids (9 & 11) will follow the next day with my parents. So how do I entertain them. I don't even have a TV there yet. Here's a list of what I think we can do:
Aquarium at Silverton during feeding
Circus Circus
Fremont Street
Mirage: Volcano, white tigers, dolphins
Fishing at Desert Shores lakes
Games Works
M&M store
Bonnie Springs
Lion habitat in MGM

Anything else?
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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bellagio fountains, conservatory.
red rock
mandalay bay - shark reef
ethel m's chocolate factory
mt charleston
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Don't take them fishing at Desert Shores unless you live there. It's only for residents. Take them to Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs instead. There are lots of ducks, geese, and peacocks out there. There is also a riding stable. If you don't ride, you can take a buggy ride around the four lakes. Or you can fish at Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park, but Floyd Lamb is the best.

You can go tubing or sledding at Lee Canyon probably through April. Helmets are advised. Use the designated sledding areas even though you'll see people in non-designated areas all over the place.

Go to Lake Mead Marina and take bread or something to feed the fish. They follow you along the boardwalk and come to the top of the water expecting food. Pretty cool for kids.

Kids might not be interested for long in the M&M store, but they all love Ethel M's chocolate factory.

Don't be afraid, but just keep an eye on where they stick their fingers at Red Rock, as the buzzworms are coming out and they are always in a bad mood when they first wake up.

If you want a show, take them to Walking With Dinosaurs which will be on Wednesday through Sunday this week at the T & M. Fantastic show for kids of all ages. You'll swear they are real. Venue Details - www.dinosaurlive.com The official Walking with Dinosaurs, Arena Spectacular website. Touring the UK, USA and Europe NOW! (http://www.dinosaurlive.com/index.php/venue/las_vegas_-_thomas_mack_center/ - broken link)

Another show kids love is the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur. http://www.excalibur.com/entertainme..._of_kings.aspx
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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thats a hard one I dont associate kids with VEGAS at all...
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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thats a hard one I don't associate kids with VEGAS at all...
That's because you might have the Hollywood image of LAS Vegas in your head. Hard to avoid it. Las Vegas is a lot more than the Strip. We have something like 300,000 school kids here. I believe it's the 5th or 6th largest school district in the United Sates; some where in there. If you ever drive around town on a Saturday afternoon, you'll see thousands of kids playing soccer on hundreds of soccer fields. Not to mention all the baseball diamonds, football fields, and skateboard parks.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Bledsoe is in Desert Shores Buzz...I would still take kids to Floyd Lamb though...just a better deal. His kids can walk to the Lakes in DS though.

I still like Bonnie Springs...particularly with kids of this age group.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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That's because you might have the Hollywood image of LAS Vegas in your head. Hard to avoid it. Las Vegas is a lot more than the Strip. We have something like 300,000 school kids here. I believe it's the 5th or 6th largest school district in the United Sates; some where in there. If you ever drive around town on a Saturday afternoon, you'll see thousands of kids playing soccer on hundreds of soccer fields. Not to mention all the baseball diamonds, football fields, and skateboard parks.
Gotcha...yeah when ever i visit I stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and visit the strip and not the other areas. and also the moto SIN CITY does not give Vegas a Family friendly vibe...Hollywood is more family friendly then Vegas...if your bringing kids to vegas for a holiday you are restricted when it comes to the Casinos and most visitors come to Vegas for casino fun, and xxx xcitement...
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Springs Preserve is awesome.

You can also go hiking at Red Rock.

Take the kids to see the snow up on Mt. Charleston!

April is the Highland Games at Floyd Lamb Park... Las Vegas Celtic Society - Home
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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(1) miniature golf: King Putt puts blacklight spin on miniature golf
(2) go-kart racing: Pole Position opens second raceway near Summerlin
(3) chess: Chess4Kids teaches game to children as young as 5
(4) fruit/vegetable picking: www.gilcreaseorchard.org
(5) bowling: Red Rock Lanes
(6) BEST BUDDIES FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP
Saturday, March 27, 2010
10:00am-5:00pm
Main Street (The District at Green Valley Ranch)
Save the date for Best Buddies new event, with a one mile fun walk and festival. There will be booths, entertainment, awards and more.

Last edited by healthpub; 03-22-2010 at 12:45 PM..
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I guess there was a time when you didn't dare take your kids to Vegas in all decency, like back in the 70's and even early 80's. Things have changed since then and the place is considerably more family-friendly by comparison.
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