Las Vegas – More Than Just a Gambling Metropolis

Las Vegas – More Than Just a Gambling Metropolis


No matter what people say about Las Vegas, there are lots of family activities to keep everyone busy during their stay in the city. Las Vegas is a city of lights and entertainment providing fun and excitement for people of every age group. The following are three fun and affordable activities and attractions that the whole family can enjoy.

Have you ever enjoyed the thrill and excitement on a gigantic teeter-totter at 866 feet high above the ground? If you haven’t, you will when you get on the X-Scream. This thrilling device reminds you of a huge teeter-totter, nothing like you’ve ever seen before. The X-Scream is designed to catapult a person along with several other passengers head-first, almost 30 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at 30 mph close to 900 feet above the ground. If you’ve never been scared before, this ride might just change your mind.

Venetian Hotel
If you’re looking to experience a little of Venice, Italy riding on a gondola without having to board a plane, you don’t have to look further than the Venetian Hotel. Imagine floating beneath one of the many bridges while being serenaded with the songs of Venice by a gondolier. Visitors can also choose an outdoor gondola ride weather permitting. While not as elaborate as the indoor ride, the outdoor ride is a little less expensive but still rather pleasant. A photo package is also available for an extra fee.

Madame Tussauds
Las Vegas is full of surprises but none more than at Madame Tussauds. The museum features seven rooms of life-like wax figures from all walks of life. There are not too many places where you can play golf with Tiger Woods, sail the ocean with Captain Jack Sparrow, sing alongside Elvis Presley, or go on a date with Sofia Vergara. Experience one of the newest themes – The Marvel Super Heroes 4D collection, featuring many of Marvel’s most beloved Super Heroes. Here’s your chance to meet The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, and Nick Fury, the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. Visitors will have the chance to see a number of Hollywood’s most famous stars living and from the past. This is truly a must-see stop that will have the whole family laughing. Don’t forget to bring the camera; you’ll want to record this experience.

Vegas may have been slow in recognizing the need for wholesome family entertainment in addition to its casinos. But all that has changed with the addition of new family attractions and entertainment complexes being built throughout the city. The next time you plan a visit to Vegas, be sure to visit some of these new family attractions.

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