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10 Best Water Parks and Pools for Kids in Las Vegas

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It goes without saying that the Strip has some of the best pool clubs for adults looking to party. But if you’re planning a Las Vegas vacation with your kids in tow, not just any pool will do. That’s why Things To Do in Las Vegas has compiled this family-friendly guide to the best pools for kids in Las Vegas, both on and off the Strip. And, just for good measure, we’ve also thrown in a few of the best water parks in Las Vegas, too.

Aqua Park at Lake Las Vegas

Tickets from $35

Aqua Park at Lake Las Vegas is a unique take on the traditional water park. This inflatable aquatic playground offers 45-minute or 90-minute sessions to get the most out of all its features, including slides, swings, climbing walls, and more. Children as young as 6 can join in the fun if accompanied by a parent, while kids 11 and up can explore on their own. Each guest is outfitted with a Coast Guard approved life jacket, so you can rest assured the whole family will have fun and stay safe. Lake Las Vegas Water Sports also offers additional family adventures, like kayak rentals, flyboard, and water jetpack experiences. 

Cancun Resort Pool

Free admission for hotel guests

The pool at Cancun Resort is ideal for adults and kids alike. The Mayan-themed hotel is about four miles south of the Strip and offers luxury amenities and rooms at rates much cheaper than those on the Strip. As for the pool complex, hotel guests of all ages will enjoy the Mayan Lagoon, a lush swimming pool with a breathtaking Mayan pyramid and a cascading waterfall. You can even swim under the waterfall to a hidden jacuzzi. For the younger crowd, head to the Mayan Cove, a smaller pool with four exciting water slides. Lounges are also available poolside.

Circus Circus Splash Zone & Pool

Free admission for hotel guests

The Circus Circus Splash Zone & Pool is the only water park on the Las Vegas Strip made specifically for kids. Located at the family-friendly Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, the Splash Zone is spread over an acre and includes two swimming pools and whirlpools, three 50 foot water slides, and a splash pad with water cannons, spill buckets, and rain trees. Cabana rentals are available for $100, which gets you lounge chairs, a TV, a mini-fridge, and a safe. Admission to Circus Circus Splash Zone & Pool is currently restricted to hotel guests.

Cowabunga Bay

Tickets from $29.95

Cowabunga Bay is a sure bet for all-day summer fun for the entire family. This massive water park is located in Henderson and caters to young children, pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. Many locals and tourists alike consider it one of the best water parks in Las Vegas, especially when it comes to its ten unique and thrilling water slides. Other attractions include splash pools, a lazy river, a wave pool, VIP cabanas with a private pool, and a scaled-down kid’s cove for toddlers. There’s also a full restaurant, snack booths, and a walk-up bar onsite.

Excalibur Pool

Free admission for hotel guests

The castle-themed Excalibur Hotel and Casino has long been known as one of the best hotels for kids and families, and the Excalibur pool complex is no exception. Four pools with more than 30,000 feet of deck space means there’s plenty of room for everyone to soak up the sun between dips in the pool. There’s also a water slide (a must-have for the best family pools in Las Vegas) and a refreshing waterfall nestled into a rocky cove. Reserve a private cabana to get some extra shade, plus towel service and your own designated snack and cocktail server.

Mandalay Bay Beach

Free admission for hotel guests

Mandalay Bay Beach is a sprawling 11 acre aquatic playground located at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. While the resort doesn’t exactly advertise itself as a family pool, many guests are surprised to find just how kid-friendly this pool complex is. The real sand beach is a great spot for kids to play in the sun, while the wave pool is perfect for relaxing and catching waves up to six feet high. Kids also love floating along the quarter-mile lazy river in an inner tube. Book one of the Lazy River Cabanas for the best family-friendly experience. Contact Mandalay Bay directly for information about pool admission for non-guests.

MGM Grand Pool Complex

Free admission for hotel guests

The Grand Pool Complex at the MGM Grand is a 6.5-acre playground with something exciting for guests of all ages. You’ll have your pick of four swimming pools, three whirlpools, and a 1,000 foot lazy river, complete with tumbling waterfalls. Kids will love splashing around in the shallow pools lined with palm trees or floating along the lazy river in one of the inner tubes available for rent. Parents will enjoy sunning themselves on one of the many lounges with a cocktail in hand or unwinding with a poolside massage. You can even upgrade your pool day with premium daybed and cabana rentals.

Tahiti Village Resort Pool

Free admission for hotel guests

Tahiti Village Resort may just be one of Las Vegas Boulevard’s best-kept secrets. This family-friendly resort and spa is located just a couple miles south of the Strip, conveniently close to McCarran International Airport. In addition to luxury rooms and an arcade, the resort boasts one of the best pools for kids in Las Vegas. A sandy beach surrounded by swaying palm trees leads to a large pool and a ⅛ mile lazy river (inner tubes are complimentary). 

There’s also a pool volleyball net and play area, four unique waterfall features, and the pool is heated to a balmy mid-70s during the summer and 80 degrees in the winter—yep, this pool is open year-round. With more than 18,000 feet of pool decking, lounges, and thatched umbrellas, the whole family is sure to enjoy the Tahiti Village pool.

The Tank at the Golden Nugget

Tickets from $30

The Tank Pool at the Golden Nugget has earned its place among the most unique and one-of-a-kind pool experiences in Las Vegas. On top of that, it’s also kid-friendly. The award-winning three-story pool complex features a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium situated in the middle of the pool. The aquarium houses five different species of shark in addition to a variety of exotic fish. If swimming next to sharks isn’t thrilling enough for you, you can also try out their 30 foot see-through water slide that goes through the shark tank. Admission is available for non-hotel guests Monday through Thursday.


Tickets from $29.95

Just twenty minutes away from the hubbub of the Las Vegas Strip, Wet’n’Wild is a hidden gem tucked away in the southwest foothills. This famous water park is suitable for all ages and thrill levels, with water slides, wave pools, water raceways, and more. Relax in the Colorado Cooler lazy river, or put your courage to the test on the six-story high Canyon Cliffs slide. Little ones will enjoy the aquatic playground at Paradise Falls and the Kiddie Cove, and parents can enjoy a drink at the Oasis Patio and Beer Garden. Wet’n’Wild also offers a range of semi-private and VIP cabanas for reservation.

There’s Always Something to Do in Las Vegas

Whether you’re looking to turn up the heat at a luxury spa or cool down with an ice cold drink at a bar on the Strip, Things To Do in Las Vegas has got you covered with recommendations for the best hotels, restaurants, nightlife, dispensaries, and more. From adults-only fun to kid-friendly activities, we’ll always point you in the right direction. To stay up to date on the latest and greatest happening in Sin City, check out our blog and be sure to follow us on Facebook.

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