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    Question Las Vegas for Kids
    I know, I know.... But if anyone knows of any good (tried and proven to be good) Las Vegas entertainment options for kids, I would highly appreciate your advice.

    I have just found out about these Circus Circus performances. What an irony... Travel a total of 5529 miles (distance between St. Petersburg, Russia and Las Vegas, NV, USA) to see Russians perform. But we'll probably go, regardless...

    If anyone knows of anything else worth seeing, please let me know.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    I think that Billy recommends Hooters

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    In addition to the circus acts, they also have a full theme park attached to the back of casino.

    Some other things kids can do:
    - Las Vegas Zoo
    - Hoover Dam (educational and simply amazing to tour/look at)
    - The pool at your hotel (though its probably not going to be THAT warm.
    - There's a few miniature golf areas
    - A day trip to the Grand Canyon by bus!
    - Stratosphere tower is awesome to go up and look at the view.
    - New York, New York has the "boardwalk" arcade area.
    - Gameworks (located next to the MGM is a huge arcade on the strip)
    - There's also the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix with gokarts.
    - Mandalay Bay has an aquarium
    - I think the most appropriate thing would be the Las Vegas Museum for Kids

    Have a good time in Vegas

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    If you want to stick with the Russian theme LOL There is a great show at Planet Hollywood in the Miracle Mile Shops called Popovitch. It's a pet comedy show and great! Mom and I took my 8 year old earlier in the year and he keeps asking me to go back :-)

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    Thank you very much, ArabShopper and Liz. A few other people DM-ed me on Twitter. Lion Habitat at MGM Grand and The Aquarium at the Silverton sound like fun too. So does the Secret Garden at The Mirage.

    I'll have to pass on Billy's suggestion this time, Mr. Mackin.

    Geno

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    There's also the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. They have a Kimodo Dragon that they added a few months ago.

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    I assume that you're talking about the princess. She's at about the ideal age to bring to Vegas. Much older and you'll have a lot of explaining to do. Since they're about the same age, here are some of the things my kids enjoyed (many of which were free):
    • Belagio fountains.
    • Walking through some of the themed hotels, like Paris, Caesar's Palace, Circus Circus, Excalibur, etc.
    • Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay was pretty good (not free).
    • Pirate show at Treasure Island (a little risqué).
    • Fall of Atlantis animatronic show in Caesar's Palace (a little scary).
    • The lights on Fremont street.
    • Lions at MGM (wasn't that impressive - they looked old and tired).
    • Volcano at the Mirage
    • FAO Shwartz toy store
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    @ Liz: thanks again

    @ Michael: yes, I am talking about the princess. I wasn't planning on bringing them with me this time, but the day before yesterday Anastasia realized that I am leaving in just a few days and told me today: "Daddy, I cannot live without you." She loved the Fountains at Bellagio and the Eiffel Tower when they came with me last winter... And I thought: I still have some frequent flyer miles on my account, and there should be more than enough for all of us to go. I went online that same evening, and managed to get tickets for two more people (my wife and the princess) on exactly the same 4 flights that I'll be flying! Was it meant to happen or what?

    Thank you for your list, Michael. I'll get it to my wife first thing tomorrow morning (together with all the other suggestions posted above), so that she could study it, and plan their fun time.

    Thanks again, everyone!

    If anyone thinks of anything else suitable for a 5 yr old Russian princess, please post or PM me.

    Thanks,

    Geno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Anastasia realized that I am leaving in just a few days and told me today: "Daddy, I cannot live without you."
    Too cute! Glad they'll get to join you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Thank you very much, ArabShopper and Liz. A few other people DM-ed me on Twitter. Lion Habitat at MGM Grand and The Aquarium at the Silverton sound like fun too. So does the Secret Garden at The Mirage. I'll have to pass on Billy's suggestion this time, Mr. Mackin. Geno
    OK, I don't Twitter and don't plan to, so I'll bite. What is "DM" on Twitter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hamilton
    OK, I don't Twitter and don't plan to, so I'll bite. What is "DM" on Twitter?
    Direct message. Very similar to PMs (private messages) here.

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    Many of the off-strip casinos also have bowling alleys and huge movie theaters, though I'm not sure if any of the strip joints do.

    How old are your kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Lilly
    How old are your kids?
    1 kid. 5 yr old girl.

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    We brought our kids one time and spent more time at Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam.

    Kids not allowed in the casinos. In my opinion it's not the most kid friendly place : (
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    [*]Lions at MGM (wasn't that impressive - they looked old and tired).
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    When we were there two years ago, they had cubs romping around. Pretty cute.

    The M&M Store is entertaining for about half an hour or so. LOL. My niece and nephew wanted us to go and send back pictures for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Gottlieb
    We brought our kids one time and spent more time at Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam.
    I am so glad you have mentioned the Red Rock Canyon. The Grand Canyon is too far to drive, but the Red Rock one is now on the list!! Thank you, Howard.

    Geno

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    5 years old, so I guess shooting machine guns and skydiving are both out.

    If you're up for a bit of a drive and then a bit of a hike, there are hot springs in Las Vegas right downriver of the Hoover Dam. The walk is fun and the springs are great. You may run into some nudists but they keep to themselves and aren't lewd.
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    Thumbs up she's packed her suitcase already

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