Amusement parks in Las Vegas transform this city's historical reputation for being a playground for adults and makes it a playground for the entire family. For adults and kids alike, Las Vegas amusement parks strive to out-do each other in thrills, entertainment and dining. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Las Vegas amusement parks.
The Sling Shot
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Address: 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone: 702-794-3939, 800-444-2472 Hours: The park is open every day at 10 a.m., closing times vary. In the summer months, the park is open from 10 a.m. to midnight. Check the website for specific days and times. Price: All-day ride passes are $26.95 for visitors 48 inches and taller and $16.95 for visitors shorter than 48 inches. Premium rides are $8 per ride; large, junior and family rides are $5 per ride. Check the website for how rides are categorized.
Part of the Stratoshphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, this amusement park challenges its visitors to take on scream-inducing thrill rides. The views from the top of the Tower are worth the trip.
Address: 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-380-7777, 800-99-TOWER Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Schedule is subject to change, call hotel for specific days and times. Price: Access to rides requires the purchase of a ticket to the Tower: adults, $16; children, $10; seniors, $12; Nevada residents, $12. Ride tickets vary in price.
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