NOTICE: We are suspending rafting tour until Labor Day weekend.

​Toddlers, Tweens and Teens: Family-Friendly Activities Near the Hoover Dam

Keeping toddlers, tweens and teens engaged during a vacation to the Hoover Dam outside of Las Vegas can present challenges to parents. With Las Vegas often considered an ‘adult-oriented’ city, you might be surprised just how much there is to do in the area that is delightful for the entire family! Here are three fun-filled activities to enjoy during your next Vegas vacation or trip to Hoover Dam.

1. SeaQuest Interactive AquariumMeet the mermaids, snorkel with stingrays and take selfies with snakes at the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Las Vegas. While it’s technically billed as an aquarium, this special place is much, much more. You can interact with hundreds of exotic rainforest creatures, enjoy exhibits featuring desert animals and experience the underwater world of fascinating sea creatures from around the globe. Kids and adults alike enjoy feeding the toucans and petting critters such as tortoises, tree frogs and non-venomous snakes.

2. GameWorks Las Vegas—Explore 10,000-square feet of a game lover’s paradise! Hundreds of modern and classic arcade and PC games, eight bowling lanes, two pool tables and dozens of televisions featuring sports are sure to delight toddlers, tweens and teens. GameWorks now features a brand new multi-sensory ride with 7-D graphics, real-time motion, laser lights and digital sound quality. Memorable family adventures await at GameWorks at Town Square in Las Vegas.

3. Black Canyon River Adventure Tours—Here at Black Canyon River Adventures, we offer family friendly motorized rafting tours that provide countless photo ops as you cruise down the Colorado River. This tour is ideal for those looking for an outdoor adventure. Youngsters and adults alike will enjoy the spectacular views of the Hoover Dam and other awe-inspiring man-made and geological wonders. Passengers often spot rare wildlife such as bighorn sheep and elk during tours. We take a short break for a light lunch and to dip our toes in the river at the midway point of this three hour tour.

Our mission at Black Canyon River Adventures is to ensure that you have the best vacation possible. When you’re ready to get away from the Strip for family fun, head out and take one of our exciting river tours of the Colorado River and the Hoover Dam. Contact us online or call 800-455-3490 for more information or to book your tour today.

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