While in Vegas, there's much more to do than casinos. One can go and see the nuclear test site out of the city or go and see the massive Hoover Dam (that is really worth planning a trip for). For some family fun in the city, have an exhilarating time in one of Vegas' thrilling theme parks.

No one needs to be bored in Vegas! America's Sin City has everything from party all-night casinos to Tahiti Village hotel that is worth booking just for its lazy river.


One of Vegas' leading theme parks is Adenturedome (formerly called Grand Slam Canyon). It is a 5-acre indoor amusement park located as Circus Cirus on the Strip. The rides are housed in a large glass dome and offers a fun break from the casinos, shows, and gambling. Some of its top attractions include the Canyon Blaster, El Loco roller coasters, as well as other attractions like rock climbing, mini-golf, and a video game arcade.


As it is enclosed, one can enjoy the rides without having to worry about the oppressively hot Mojave Desert weather. Unlike most other theme parks it is able to be open year-round.

Some of Adventuredome's top attractions are:

  • Canyon Blaster: The World's Largest Indoor Double Loop, Double Corkscrew Roller Coaster
  • El Loco: The Second Roller Coaster Of Its Kind In The USA
  • Chaos: Try To Stay Orientated As This Spins Will Flipping The Cars Own Their Own Axis While Being Tilted To  A 70 Degree Angle
  • Disk'O: This Ride Spins The Passengers On A Spinning Disk As They Ride Along A Half Pipe Track

Cost: Adult Pass $40.00, Junior Pass $20.00

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Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

For those seeking to cool off in the hot Mojave desert, then Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas offers a refreshing reprieve. Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas is a part of a chain of Wet'n'Wild water parks around the world. When the water park opened in 2013 the demand was overwhelming and pushed for the park to immediately draw up plans for expansion. It opened in 2013 but closed for the pandemic, reopening in June 2020.

  • Address: 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148, USA

As at the time of writing it is temporarily closed with its website saying "See you in 2022."

Some of its rides are thrilling and adrenalin rushing, Wet'n'Wild says of its Tornado Ride:

"Spin around the Tornado’s funnel in a four-person raft where you will sweep up the Tornado’s wall and experience weightlessness or zero gravity, splashing back and forth through the menacing, swirling water before being released into the calm shallows below."

  • Pools: 2 Pools
  • Water Slides: 10 Water Slides

Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas boasts 26 attractions, these include:

  • Colorado Cooler: A 1,000 Foot Long Lazy River
  • Desert Racers: A 360 Foot Long Multi-Lane Race Water Slide With 6 Lanes
  • Royal Flush Extreme: WhiteWater West Bowl Water Slide
  • The Wave Pool: A 17,000 Square Foot Wave Pool Able to Generate 3 Foot High Waves
  • Tornado: A Slide Designed To Simulate A Natural Storm Experience (Including Weighlessness)

Other attractions include Canyon Cliffs, the Constrictor, Hoover Half Pipe, Rattler, Splash Island, and Zipp, Zapp, and Zoom.

As the park is temporarily closed, there are no prices or season passes listed on its website. Check their website for updates for when they reopen in 2022.

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The Strat

Formally called the Stratosphere, The Strat Hotel, Casino, and SkyPot is a large hotel and casino that includes a 1,149 foot or 350-meter observation tower. It is the tallest in the United States and second tallest in the Western Hemisphere after the CN Tower in Toronto in Canada.

Besides having a revolving restaurant, lounges, and observation decks, the tower has a number of thrill rides. These rides are exhilarating and are nerve-rackingly high up over the city below. The rides include:

The Big Shot:  This ride shoots its riders up 160 feet into the air at a rate of 45 miles per hour. Be shot up with majestic views of the Las Vegas Valley as the Big Shot catapults the riders from the 921-foot high platform up to the tower's mast at 1,081 feet (and then down again).

  • Monday To Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday To Sunday: Noon To Midnight

Insanity Ride: One soon finds out why the Insanity ride is called insanity! One needs to be insane to pay to dangle from the side of the building over 900 off the ground. Its massive mechanical arm extends 64 feet over the edge of the SkyPod and spins the passengers in the open air reaching speeds of up to three Gs while propelling the passengers at angles of 70 degrees.

  • Monday To Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday To Sunday: Noon To Midnight

X-Scream: Hear the passengers scream on the X-Scream roller coaster. This ride is like no other, the X-Scream teeters and totters its passengers over the edge of the SkyPod 866 feet high. It propels riders head first 27 feet over the edge of the tower where the passengers are dangled weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Monday To Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday To Sunday: Noon To Midnight

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