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Family Tour on the Strip's South End

A half day on South Las Vegas Boulevard that includes excitement and animals

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.1 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Though Las Vegas is billed as a playground for adults, there are plenty of things to occupy families with kids. This tour takes place ... more »

Tips:  Weekends and holidays are the busiest times to visit Las Vegas, which means lines may be longer and sidewalks are more crowded. To... more »

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Points of Interest

To start your tour, park in the Mandalay Bay parking garage (free) and then veer to the right toward the convention center once you're in the building. The Shark Reef Aquarium is at the far south end of the building.

This is North America's only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of water... More

Backtrack through Mandalay Bay and catch the free express tram to Excalibur (located near Starlight Tattoo). Once you hop off the tram, veer to the left into Excalibur and make your way downstairs to the Fun Dungeon, which is packed with several classic carnival games and a few arcade games. You'll also find several 4-D rides in the Fun Dungeon,... More

It's a bit wild to think that there's a roller coaster right in the middle of Las Vegas, and it's not just any old roller coaster either. This one takes riders up 203 feet and drops them 144 feet as they begin a ride that twists, turns and goes upside down at speeds up to 67 mph.

If you're in need of a small snack before moving on, head... More

Exit New York New York, make your way across the bridge toward MGM Grand and then take the stairs to the sidewalk before you enter the casino. Head north up the Strip to M&M World, which is both a store and a museum of sorts featuring those classic candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hands.

Though you could spend time shopping here,... More

This novelty shop features Coke-related products ranging from clothing to towels. There is a soda fountain on the second floor where you can grab something to drink, and don[t leave without getting a picture with the signature Coke bear. Though you'll need to buy the photos that feature the icy background, you're welcome to snap your own shots... More

6. Gameworks

The Fun Dungeon is heavy on the carnival games and GameWorks is more geared toward the arcade game fan. Most of the ticketed games, and activities such as air hockey, are located near the front. If you plan on strictly playing arcade games, consider buying a time card to save some money.
Address: 3785 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Phone: 702-432-4263

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