19 Best Things to do in Vegas With Kids: Fun Kids Activities

Las Vegas may not be the first place you think of for kids, but actually the Nevada city is filled with family-friendly exhibits that can amuse children of all ages. Despite its reputation as an adult-s only playground, the city is very welcoming to parents with children, from energetic toddlers to moody teens.

Here are nineteen of the best kids’ activities for you to try whilst on your Las Vegas family vacation.

Best Things to do in Vegas with Kids

Hershey Chocolate World

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Hershey’s Chocolate World is a must-visit spot for families who love candy. The 2-story west coast flagship store sells more than 800 candy and chocolate creations by Hershey and their brands. With 13,000-square-feet of products, gifts and delicious treats, this is an ideal rainy-day treat.

Located within New York-New York, there is a whole floor dedicated to Hershey themed gifts from clothing to homeware. You can also find pretty much any candy product made by Hershey (including Reese’s and Kit Kat). The colorful wall of Hershey is pretty impressive, even if candy isn’t your thing.)

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Even if you don’t want to purchase any candy or gifts, you can’t miss the huge sculpture of the Statue of Liberty made from almost 800 lbs of Milk Chocolate and the Twizzlers Statue of Liberty. Children and teens will love the fact they can star in their own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV advert.

  • Address: New York-New York Hotel & Casino. 3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 12am, Friday and Saturday: 9am -1am
  • Price: Free Entry
  • Food: No

Fun Dungeon at Excalibur

Fun Dungeon at Excalibur

The Fun Dungeon at Excalibur is an arcade space for kids of all ages. Keep kids, teenagers and adults entertained for hours with over 200 games. This is also a good spot to grab a treat as they have a selection of traditional Blizzards and Dairy Queen favorites.

You can find the Fun Dungeon on the lower level of Excalibur. Another benefit of the Fun Dungeon is it’s one of the more affordable arcades in Las Vegas.

Their selection of games includes 15 Carnival Midways, 10 Kiddie Land Games, 60 Arcade Games, 10 Sports Games, and 106 Redemption Games! Make sure to try the World’s Biggest Pacman, as well as the popular Mega Stacker and family-friendly Smash Air Hockey.

  • Address: Excalibur Hotel and Casino, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 4pm-10pm, Wednesday and Thursday: 4pm-11pm, Friday-Sunday 12pm-11pm
  • Price: Free Entry
  • Food: Yes

Siegfried Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

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Do you have kids who love animals? They will love Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, where they can come face-to-face with some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. Opened in 1990 by legendary magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, the duo worked to help save endangered animals.

Kids will love seeing their stuffed animals come to life. You will find white tigers, lions, and leopards. The habitat is a stunning lush space with built-in waterfalls and jungle themed enclosures. It’s a relaxing space to chill out, especially in the busy Nevada city.

The Dolphin Habit is filled with palm trees, lush foliage, and 2.1 million gallons of water. An Oasis on the Vegas strip, it’s home to the playful bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins won’t perform for you as it’s a research facility with the aim of educating people about these intelligent animals.

The habitat also has a shaded seating area, a café and a gift shop filled with adorable family-themed memorabilia.

  • Address: The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: 10am-6pm everyday
  • Price: Adults: $25 65+ and US military $20 4–12-year-olds $19. Nevada Resident Admission will get cheaper entry. Children under 3 go free.
  • Food: Yes

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

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Get the whole family’s adrenaline going with some of the world’s highest rides.

The iconic SkyPod allows you to enjoy expansive views of the Las Vegas valley. The SkyPod features the internationally renowned Top of the World restaurant, famous for its award-winning cuisine and 360-degree revolving dining room. It is also home to the Observation Deck complete where you can find 108 Eats and 108 Drinks. They even have a wedding chapel!

For adrenaline junkie families, the STRAT hotel also has thrill rides. Spin at 3 Gs while dangling from the SkyPod on Insanity Shoot or shoot straight up 160 feet in the air at 45 mph as your ride Big Shot, and teeter over the edge of the SkyPod from 866 feet high on X-Scream.

The STRAT Hotel SkyJump
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Better suited to teens and young adults, the SkyJump allows you to leap at speeds topping 40mph from the SkyPod, 829 feet above the Vegas Strip. The SkyJump even holds the Guinness World Record for being the highest commercial decelerator descent facility.

  • Address: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United
  • Opening Hours: Monday -Thursday: 2pm – 10pm, Friday – Sunday 12pm- 12am
  • Price: Varied
  • Food: Yes

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

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The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a fantastic place to take your kids on awe-inspiring tours under the sea. Adventure through 14 shark habitats, including a shipwreck with 360-degree views of the fish inhabitants.

The Shark Reef Aquarium is home to more than 2,000 animals, including sharks, giant rays, sea turtles, piranha and Komodo dragons. Kids will love how hands on and interactive this aquarium is. There is a touch pool where you can dip your fingers in the water and touch rays, sharks, and crabs and for an additional price, you can even feed them!

The BR theater will make you feel like you’re actually swimming with a humpback whale in Tonga and tiger sharks in the Bahamas. Place your headset on, sit back in the motion seats, and become immersed in a world of 3D virtual undersea adventures.

  • Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119,
  • Opening Hours: 10am-6pm everyday
  • Price: $36 starting price, under 4’s go free.
  • Food: No

Related Read: 6 Best Aquariums in Las Vegas

Adventuredome at Circus Circus

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Adventuredome, inside the Circus Circus big top is an amusement park with everything a kid could want to be entertained. There are more placid activities like mini-golf and mini-bowling and more adventurous things like rock climbing and bungee jumping. There is also a laser room and an escape room.

Have video game obsessed children? They can get their fill of gaming thrills with the latest arcade video games located throughout the Adventuredome. Parents can also relive their youth with a selection of classic arcade games.

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Who doesn’t love a good clown show? Share in the good times with Circus Circus’ own clowns who start in a free show throughout the day. For thrill seekers, there are rollercoasters. Canyon Blaster is the world’s only indoor double-corkscrew and double-loop rollercoaster speeding through The Adventuredome at 55 mph. El Loco ascends 90-feet before twisting around, helping you experience 1.5 vertical-G.

  • Address: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-6pm, Friday and Saturday: 10am-12am Sunday: 10am-9pm
  • Price: $40.00 for adults, $20.00 for kids
  • Food: Yes

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Kids will feel like an action star as they train to become an official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agent. Head to this Treasure Island exhibit and delve into a history and science behind some of the world’s greatest superheroes. This interactive and education exhibit will help kids feel close to their favorite crime fighters.

See the costumes actually worn by the stars, props and sets from the films. This museum/ interactive experience is a must visit if your little ones love the Marvel films.

There is also 8,000 square-foot retail experience where MCU fans can buy apparel, homeware and accessories themed around their favorite Avenger. There are also lots of opportunities for photo with your favorite costumed heroes!

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  • Address: 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109-8916
  • Opening Hours: 11am-6pm everyday
  • Price: $40 over 12s, $30 kids aged 4-11, kids under 3 go free.
  • Food: No

Lion Habitat Ranch

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The Lion Habitant ranch has been in Henderson, Las Vegas since the mid-70s, but visitors were only first allowed only in 2012. You can show your children exotic wildlife from a safe distance and teach them about these magnificent creatures. If you worry about the ethics of zoos, this ranch is a charity which strives to give lions a safe and comfortable home.

Get up and close with more than 30 lions and cubs on this self-guided walking tour. You upgrade to a private, guided behind the scenes tour. Get up close with trainers, who look after the big cats and ask them questions about their amazing job!

When you’re there, make sure to visit Ozzie the painted giraffe. You can even, for a small price, enjoy feeding the lions and giraffe. Their Feast With A Beast experience is a private dining space in the middle of the lion enclosure. You won’t get a better dining view in Vegas!

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  • Address: 382 Bruner Ave Henderson, NV 89044
  • Opening Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10am-2pm
  • Price: $25 for adults, $10 for kids and under 3s go free. Discounts for college students, hotel employees and locals.
  • Food: Yes

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

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Part of the Meow Wolf family, the Omega Mart is their newest attraction. Local and international artist has created the 52,000 square foot area. There is an art installation hidden around every corner, and kids will love the unexpected and spectacular.

Omega Mart is in AREA15, an experiential retail and entertainment complex. The facade of a grocery store draws you through to a neon dystopia of an interdimensional, surrealist, immersive adventure. Space and time are suspended while you are immersed in optical illusions, all of which have been saturated in color, pays homage to 80s sci-fi horror.

While it is perfectly suitable for all ages, some spots may be a little overwhelming for the very young or those with sensory sensitivity. Omega Mart also has a trendy bar that serves a variety of drinks, snacks, and alcohol, but you can find even more food and beverage options within Area 15.

  • Address: 3215 S Rancho Dr #100, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Opening Hours: 10am-12am
  • Price: Over 14s $45 and children $30.
  • Food: Yes

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

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The non-profit children’s museum provides hours of engaging play and hands-on fun for over 3 floors packed with adventure. There is always something new happening so you can visit time and time again.

The DISCOVERY Lab encourages exploration in a unique learning environment to stimulate creativity and critical thinking through a hands-on approach. Enjoy a variety of interactive experiences that provoke the inquisitive. The maker area allows children to follow ideas from conception to creation.

For little learners, they also have toddler town with a beautiful sensory room. The festival room is home to a family theater complete with a functioning lighting and audio booth. It also features a pirate ship and a medieval castle.

  • Address: 360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
  • Price: $15.50
  • Food: No

Cowabunga Bay

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If you are looking to spend a sunny day with your family in Las Vegas, then Cowabunga Bay is a great spot. This water park has all the thrills and relaxation a family could want.

Enjoy 20 regular slides, 9 water slides, 4 surf and swimming pools, lazy rivers, sandy beaches, and splash pools. Big kids will love all the twists and turns of the slides whilst the little ones can chill out in the Kids Cover.

Parents can get some peace and quiet in the special cabana areas. Have a cocktail as your children adventure through water slides, enjoy waves and thrilling rides. There are plenty of food and drink places at Cowabunga Bay, as well.

  • Address: 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
  • Opening Hours: Hours change depending on the date, always check the website before booking.
  • Price: $44.99 for adults and $32.99 for children
  • Food: Yes

Pole Position Raceway

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Just 2 miles away from the Vegas Strip, Kids and adults can drive electric-powered go-karts on an indoor track. This is a favorite spot for famous racing drivers like Kevin Harvick, Travis Pastrana, Al Unser Jr. and Kyle Busch.

There is options for adults (58inches or taller) or juniors. Your kids or teens will feel like racing stars when driving these 18-horsepower machines that can go up to 45 miles per hour (20hp karts for adults and 10hp karts for junior racers).

Choose a name, which will appear on the big screen, and race others on the track. At the end of the race, you’ll get a scorecard with a lap time and position, so you’ll be able to compare amongst the whole family.

Take your racing adventure to the virtual world with their VR Omni Arena by Virtuix. Here you can battle each other, fight a zombie or swashbuckle pirates.

  • Address: 4175 S Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89103,
  • Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday
  • Price: Adult packages are $60-$87, children’s packages (ages 6-17) are between $27-50.
  • Food: Yes

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a private, non-profit museum located Downtown that features exhibits on dinosaurs, the natural Nevada wildlife, the Treasures of Egypt, local geology, and more. It also is home to a Young Scientists Center where kids can dig for fossils or explore the ocean depths inside a submarine.

There are always different child-friendly events being run, helping to entertain and expand little minds. You can even feed live baby sharks and stingrays. Just check this event is on, as it doesn’t run every day of the week.

If your kids are into sea creatures, you’ll learn about whales in the Marine Life Gallery and see huge models hanging from the ceiling. You can also push buttons to hear the sounds of whales and see a wall of colorful fish tanks.

There is also a Prehistoric Gallery where kids can learn about dinosaurs and an International Wildlife Room about wild cats and dogs. Across the way, the Wild Nevada Gallery will teach your little ones about plant and animal life native to Southern Nevada.

  • Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Opening Hours: 9am-4pm
  • Price: $12 for an adult $6 for a child.
  • Food: No

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

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SeaQuest is home to over 20,000 square feet of adventure, where you and your family can interact with animals from five continents. Their exhibits will lead you through China, the Amazon River and even Icelandic fishing villages. Besides the sea animals, visitors can engage with land animals, like birds, snakes, turtles, etc.

If your children are daring, you can enjoy a selection of interactive experience, including walk-in aviaries, come face-to-face with crocodiles or snorkel with tropical fish. Children learn so much through touch, so getting the opportunity to touch animals and learn about their ecosystems is important.

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If you visit Las Vegas regularly, this a great place to re-visit as SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is ever-changing. This aquarium is always adding new animals and experiences for you and your family to enjoy.

  • Address: 3528 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • Opening Hours: 11am-7pm
  • Price: $19.99 for adults, $13.99 for kids and $16.00 for military and students
  • Food: No

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Madame Tussauds is a family favorite for a good reason. Get close to hundreds of stars, pose on the red carpet and even stars in a music video with Drake. This isn’t just a waxwork museum; this is an experience of a lifetime!

Pose with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Tupac Shakur, and Brad Pitt. They are always adding the latest and coolest stars, so your kids are likely to find their hero. Recent additions include Tiffany Haddish, RuPaul and Aaliyah.

On top of their ever-changing gallery of celebrities, you can dive into a pool of poker chips, ride on Miley’s wrecking ball, or help save the world with the Avengers at the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience.

  • Address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd Ste. 2001, Las Vegas, NV 89109,
  • Opening Hours: 10am-8pm
  • Price: Starting from $43.99
  • Food: No

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

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If you always wanted to experience the thrill of skydiving, but don’t want to jump out of a plane, then indoor skydiving is ideal for you and your family. If your kids are interested in skydiving but you are worried about it, this is a safe and most cost-effective way for them to try it.

After a brief training class, you’ll be fitted into your skydiving gear. Instead of plunging down – you’ll soar up, inside a padded room with a fan that generates vertical winds of up to 120 miles per hour.

Once the propeller starts, you’ll float high above a safe netted floor. The entire experience takes about an hour and is fun for all ages. Because there is a flight instructor, this is ideal for beginners.

  • Address: 200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: 11am-6pm
  • Price: $85
  • Food: No

Twilight Zone Mini Golf Arcade

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The Twilight Zone Mini Golf Arcade is an affordable yet out of this world experience for all the family. This golfing arcade is a 10,000 sq. ft themed attraction with unusual custom-designed indoor glow-in-the-dark 18 holes.

This course is surrounded by jaw-dropping, out-of-this-world props, stunning artwork, and a live on-course DJ blasting music. Located inside Bally’s Hotel and Casino, the entire course is themed around the show The Twilight Zone. But even if little ones don’t get the reference, they will love the bright neon lights and fun sci-fi props.

  • Address: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sun: 12pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm
  • Price: $11.95
  • Food: No

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

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Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix has everything you could need to entertain your children in Las Vegas. Enjoy inexpensive food, picnic style tables, a varied arcade, thrilling rides and four tracks of racing fun.

Their Euro High Speed carts can go up to 47 miles per high and is the biggest amateur racing circuit in Las Vegas. Alternatively, the long Go Kart track is non-stop action with plenty of turns and just the right amount of straightaway.

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The Sprint Kart Speedway lets you enjoy wheel to wheel racing action. It has been designed for more experienced racers, allowing you to really race side-to-side. It’s one of the most exhilarating tarcks in Nevada. Little ones can’t miss out either, which is why the Kiddie Go Kart track is suitable for anyone over 54’’.

  • Address: 1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
  • Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 11am-9pm Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Price: From $10.25 a ride
  • Food: No

M&M World

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The M&M’s World in the Showcase Mall is 28,000 square feet of candy-coated chocolate tastiness. This candy lovers haven has been split into four different floors where you can customize your own M&Ms and buy pretty much everything for your home and wardrobe.

M&M World is famed for the massive wall of M&Ms, located on the second floor. You can pick and choose from a huge range of flavors. You’ll find peanut M&M’S, traditional chocolate candies and a range of unusually flavored options in this 62-foot-wide wall of yummy. Kids will love being able to choose their own range of weird and wonderful candy flavors that are unavailable in your local store.

Be sure to race over to get a good look at a replica of Kyle Busch’s 18 M&M’S sponsored NASCAR and have a picture taken with it. You could even meet some of the M&M characters and have your photo taken with them. There is also a little theater, a free way to keep your kids entertained, but we recommend checking out the website first as it’s not always open to the public.

  • Address: Showcase Mall, 3785 South Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Opening Hours: 10am-11pm
  • Price: Free entry
  • Food: No

Downtown Container Park

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Head to the Fremont East area of Downtown and you won’t miss the giant metal praying mantis. The Downtown Container Park is a family-friendly outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction.

Made totally of shipping containers stacked on top of each other, this modern venue offers a fun mix of boutique shops and food outlets. If you are traveling with a diverse group of ages and interests, Downtown Container Park will keep everyone happy.

Here you’ll find a hub of food and entertainment for the whole family. We recommend grabbing a hot dog at Cheffini’s Hot Dog, a slice at Pizza Zazza, or a gelato at Waffleato. Kids will love the 30-foot slide and water area at the center of this modern, urban space. There is also an outdoor amphitheater that regularly hosts musical and dance arts. Check the website to learn about the events and concerts taking place.

  • Address: 700 E Fremont, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Opening Hours: Retail Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am-8pm, Friday – Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
  • Restaurants and Bars: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am-11pm, Friday – Saturday: 11am-1am, Sunday: 11am-8pm
  • Price: Free entry
  • Food: Yes

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Things To Do In Vegas With Kids: FAQs

Are there any kid friendly shows in Las Vegas?

Yes, there are lots of family friendly Vegas shows. Many of the big casino hotels go out of their way to deliver high quality family-friendly entertainment. You could enjoy hours of entertainment for the whole family without dropping a dime and leaving your hotel.

Cheer on knights at Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings, blow their mind with the Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island or expand their world with V the Ultimate Variety Show at Planet Hollywood.

Of course, in Las Vegas there are infinite shows for all age groups and interests. From magicians to singers, dancers and comedians, you are sure to find something for all the family.

Are there any free activities to do with kids on The Strip?

Yes, as you walk around The Strip in Vegas, you are sure to find something that will grab your kid’s eye. With shows throughout the afternoon and evening, enjoy a choreographed spectacle of water, music, and light at the famed Bellagio Foundations.

Inside the Bellagio there is the Botanical Gardens, which has seasonal floral and lighting displays. At night, head to the Mirage Volcano to enjoy thunderous explosions, accompanied by music made by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart. At dusk, head to the free Fremont Street Experience show, a nightly music and light show projected overhead on the world’s largest video screen.

Also Read: 20 Best Free Shows in Las Vegas

Where is the best place to shop with children in Las Vegas?

The Fashion Show Mall has lots of children’s stores including Gap, Janie and Jack, and AG Jeans. There is also a huge Lego Store where kids will think they have gone to brick heaven and a Kappa toys retailer!

The outlet malls in the north and south side also have lots of children’s stores, get the best brands at the best prices. If you have kids or teens who love their games, we recommend the WII Play Games store. They specialize in hard-to-find games from Playstation 3 to Atari and Xbox 360.

Where can I take my children to eat in Las Vegas?

The majority of restaurants in Las Vegas are child friendly. A lot of Las Vegas restaurants serve up a menu especially catered towards children. Hotels have a buffet culture, meaning there is almost an infinite amount of choice and little kids often eat for free!

So, whether you have a young family or video game players, wannabe zoologists, little explorers or teens who want a thrill, Vegas will have something for you. We have collected to some ideas on activities to do with kids in Vegas, but there are literally thousands of shows, activities, shops and restaurants to keep your little ones entertained during their visit.

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