Spend an enjoyable day with family or friends at one of the state’s entertaining spots for games, rides and good times. Whether you’re after an adrenaline-filled thrill ride or just a leisurely spin with the kids, Nevada’s parks have something fun in store for everyone!
On your mark, get set and go to Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix! This fast-paced family-oriented facility offers a host of entertainment options. There are several race tracks with go-karts to suit every rider, including a super-fast sprint cart speedway. Let kids age four and older get in on the action with a spin on the Kiddie Karts. Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix boasts both the state’s only Grand Prix track for grown-ups and the state’s longest go-kart course. The Mini Grand Prix offers more than just cars; take the kids on the ride called the Dive Bomber and then plummet down the fast, 90-foot high Super Fun Slide. Afterwards, enjoy a roller coaster ride together. Don’t forget to test your skills at the arcade, which is full of both new and classic arcade games. If you get hungry, the Giant Restaurant offers a variety of satisfying party favorites, from chicken wings to oven-fresh pizzas. Multiple party package options are available for special events. For more information, visit www.lvmgp.com/index.html.
If you’re feeling adventuresome, head over to the Adventuredome, located at Circus Circus, in Las Vegas. This indoor theme park contains an array of fun underneath one roof. Sprawled across five acres, the Adventuredome features a number of rides and attractions that range from terrifyingly fun to terrifically delightful to please every member of your party. If you like to brave fast rides that flip you, spin you, and make you scream for more, then don’t miss the Inverter, Chaos and the crazy, looping roller coaster called the Canyon Blaster. The family-friendly lineup includes the Circus Carousel and the Road Runner, alongside Miner Mike and other mild rides built just right for little ones. Kids will also enjoy free performances from cheerful clowns throughout the day. Try your luck at the arcade and test your skills with a few midway games. You can even hit the lanes for a few games of mini-bowling at Highway 66. For more information, visit www.adventuredome.com.
If you’re up for high-flying entertainment, a visit to the Stratosphere Las Vegas will take you to new heights of excitement. Immerse yourself in the wonder of the skyline view as you enjoy original thrill rides that climb more than 100 stories above the hotel. This rooftop amusement adventure offers unbelievable 3G- and 4G-force rides including the X-Scream and the Big Shot. There is the Insanity ride that swings you over of the side of the tower on a giant arm and whirls you around. The Stratosphere also features Sky Jump, which takes you for an 800-foot drop. If you simply want to enjoy unsurpassed views of the strip, visit the observation deck of the highest building in the west. Wind down with a little shopping at the Tower Shops, themed after the world’s trendy shopping districts including New York, Paris and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.stratospherehotel.com.
If you’re looking for a place to spend quality time with the family, whisk them away for a day out at Wild Island Family Adventure Park. Located in Sparks, the park offers an array of family activities, from a wave pool and water rides to go- karts. There is an indoor miniature golf course, and a bowling alley called Coconut Bowl. The backdrops of the alley feature tropical island settings, as well as a Route 66 theme. Coconut Bowl also hosts a variety of themed bowling events such as the ever-popular Glow Bowl, where you bowl by black light on colored, light-dashed lanes. Tire out the kids before the drive home with a run through the colorful High-Ballocity play structure. For more information, visit www.wildisland.com.
There are plenty of good times to be had at Nevada’s excellent amusement parks. Get out and enjoy at least one!