Where’s the fun when you’re under 21?

Whether you’re in that 18-20 category or you have someone tagging along that is and you don’t want them to feel left out, there’s plenty to do in Vegas that doesn’t require you to be 21 years of age.

Concerts and headline shows:

Since so many people come to Las Vegas for the entertainment, let’s get this one out of the way: Most Vegas shows are allow guests that are under 21, although some are 18 and up – Chippendales, Fantasy and Crazy Horse come to mind – so check before purchasing your tickets in case that’s a factor.

House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, The Joint at Hard Rock HotelĀ and The Pearl at the Palms are among the concert venues in town that tend to (depending on the show, of course) be all-ages. Lounges and bars where you might smaller musical acts are, of course, 21 and older.

A thrilling driving game at Gameworks

Go for a drive at Gameworks.


New York-New York, Excalibur and Circus Circus have a wide selection of arcade games, but the king of arcades is Gameworks, located by the Showcase Mall on the Strip. They stock everything from newer fighting and shooting games, ’80s classics and all those fun, motion-enhanced racing games.


A lot of Vegas’ attractions are for all ages, even if they’re located inside a casino. For example, there’s the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, or the Auto Collections at Imperial Palace. Off the Strip, you can visit a museum (like Vegas’ unique Atomic Testing Museum) or the Springs Preserve, an interactive, educational attraction where you can learn about the Mojave Desert or just make your own delicious vinaigrette.

For even more, check out our Las Vegas attractions list.

Fremont Street Flightlinez

Fremont Street Flightlinez

Vegas Thrills:

Vegas has plenty of exciting rides and attractions for adrenaline junkies. The Roller Coaster at New-York New-York and the Big Shot at the Stratosphere are among the most popular and exciting ones in town, but the Adventuredome at Circus Circus has a variety of rides, including the only indoor roller coaster with two loops and two corkscrews. Sadly, SPEED at the Sahara has closed down along with the rest of the resort.

For something a little different, you can try the Fremont Street Flightlinez in Downtown Las Vegas. This “ride” has you zooming via zipline under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, over tourists and the kiosks of Fremont Street.

The Canyon Blaster roller coaster at Circus Circus

The Canyon Blaster roller coaster at Circus Circus

Grand Tours:

There’s no shortage of interesting sights and destinations in and around Vegas that aren’t tied to your age. A quick look at the VEGAS.com tour section shows a variety of tours ranging from Red Rock, the Valley of Fire and Grand Canyon to Hoover Dam and “Area 51.”


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  1. paul dalton at 11:28 am

    100% for under 21s………………….my kids of 10 and 14 went vegas in 2010for 10 nights …….and there disabled………………..we went every where red rock…..vally of fire….death vally…….scottys castle…….we did, mm world, auto collections saw blue man show .love .viva elvis…..fremont street…………..on and on ….but there best day was wait for it …the little alian inn….:):) was fab………………..we stayed in the hilton grand vacation on the strip……would recommed apartment over just a room……………………we are back in june 2012..for 14 nights staying at cancun with pool and sides:) for 14 nights …….cant wait …………and the boys cant ither…. my wife too also uses a wheel chair a lot of the time and we have found it so easy for people in wheel chairs and we allways got help with the boys and my wife…best place in the world for us……………….shame sahara is shut it was the first hotel the boys had dinner in the nascar cafe when we landed in vegas..but ive been looking up this new water park ….looking good