Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas offers restaurants, shopping, and creative children's playgrounds - downtowncontainerpark.com.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is kid-friendly with dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, and these lions attacking a zebra. For more information, go to: lvnhm.org.
Las Vegas has a state-of-the-art children's Discovery Museum open to all for a reasonable entry fee (discoverykidslv.org). "Ignite a love of lifelong learning."
Discovery Children's Museum President and CEO Tifferney White demonstrates how to buy groceries in Eco City, a fun place for children to play in the Discovery Museum.
The Roos 'n More Zoo is a pefect destination for families. For tour information, check the website: roosnmore.org. The Zoo is located in Moapa, just fifty miles north of Las Vegas on I-15.
The Roos 'n More camels welcome you to Moapa.
Historic Route 66 spells more family fun, and the closest place to reach Route 66 is south on Highway 95, then up the Oatman-Topock Highway into the Arizona mountains. This is the home of the Oatman Hotel, where legend has it Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon in the 1930s. Burros rule the streets in Oatman. Seen here, a baby and mother duo.
Visit Eldorado Canyon to see the Techatticup gold and silver mine. It was the longest-running, and most productive gold mine in America.
This is the bunkhouse built atop the mine. The entrance to the mine is at the lower right corner. The tour takes you approximately five hundred feet into the mine tunnels.
Like every ghost town worth its salt, this one offers blood-curdling tales. The skeleton above marks the spot where a miner died when his pick shot back into his eye due to badly-placed explosives. This dead man is buried on the mountain, outside the mine. Our tour guide Gabe also told us stories of murder and intrigue in the mine's early days. He said stories of the mine's history are endless. His family purchased the property in the early 1990s.
At one spot, you can see mining caverns hundreds of feet into the earth.
Although miners worked by candlelight back in the day, electric lamps now light the mine for visitors.
After your mine tour, be sure to wander around the authentic, restored mining town. Once you're in Eldorado Canyon, you're half way to Laughlin, which offers more fun for families. Click here for more about Laughlin.