When one thinks of Vegas, most often envision bright neon lights, the chiming of slot machines and the opportunity to win big money. But Las Vegas offers so much more adventure. If you’re not quite into the gambling scene, there’s a plethora of offbeat activities off the Strip the whole family can enjoy. Here are just a few…
Hot Air Balloon Experience
Breathe in a Vegas view like never before! Vegas Balloon Rides offers hot air balloon rides that showcase the beauty of the Vegas valley desert. Riders will enjoy breathtaking views and a magical time.
Morning flights are recommended for the best deals. Each flight is about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on the amount of fuel on board and temperature of the air. Take flight with your family and friends in this must-have experience.
Seven Magic Mountains
Seven Magic Mountains is a unique art exhibition in the middle of the desert. Designed by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, this installation features seven totems made of locally-sourced boulders placed halfway between the mountain ranges and the highway.
The Seven Magic Mountains have become a staple destination in countless visitors’ travels. The colorful 35-foot totems are the perfect backdrop for photos with family and friends.
The Aquarium at Silverton Casino
Looking for a more relaxing but still unique experience the whole family can enjoy? Drop by Silverton Casino and prepare to be mesmerized by our captivating mermaids. Yes, mermaids are real.
Our mermaid shows run Thursday to Sunday starting at 12pm (10:30am on Sundays). Bring the children for an incredibly fun experience. We also have interactive sting ray feedings every day starting at 1:30pm. The staff marine biologist feeding the sting rays is equipped with a full-face communication mask and guests can ask any questions during the feeding show. After the shows, treat the whole family to our gelato bar at Sundance Grill!
The Official Saw Escape Room Experience
Looking for an activity that will make your heart race and send chills down your spine? Check out the Official Saw Escape Room for a truly horrifying experience. This multi-room escape experience is inspired by the SAW film franchise and is meant to be an intense spine-chilling simulation of Jigsaw’s games in a meat packing plant.
Dune Buggy ATV Tours
If you’re feeling an off-road adventure, join one of SunBuggy’s Mini Baja Chase tours for the ultimate dune buggy desert racing experience. The Baja Chase is SunBuggy’s most popular package because it’s not a slow-paced sightseeing tour. It’s an experience packed with adrenaline, zooming you through the desert to chase down one of their dune buggy expert drivers.
They also have a family-friendly version featuring larger buggies and less challenging terrain.
Get some target practice at Axe Monkeys. This indoor axe throwing facility has 23 lanes, so there’s plenty of space for everyone to showcase their bullseye talent. Their trainers will teach you how to properly hold and throw the axe, stress the importance of their safety precautions and supervise your group to make sure everyone has a safe and incredibly fun experience. This is also suitable for children 7 and up.
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