09/04/2011 05:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amusement Parks In Nevada: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Amusement parks in Nevada reflect the history of the state and the quirkiness of Las Vegas. There are sky-high roller coasters and parks that celebrate Nevada's pioneer past. 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 Nevada amusement parks.

Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino

Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino is a wonderful family-friendly oasis amid all of the adult attractions of Las Vegas. This 5-acre indoor amusement park features 25 thrill and family rides and live entertainment in a circus atmosphere.

Canyon Blaster

The signature attraction at Adventuredome is the Canyon Blaster indoor roller coaster. This 2,430-foot coaster makes four inversions and reaches speeds of up to 55 mph before completing its 90-second run.

Golf And Arcade Games

In addition to the Canyon Blaster, Adventuredome features a rock-climbing wall, miniature golf, an arcade and free clown shows.

Six Restaurants

The adjacent Circus Circus Hotel and Casino has six restaurants, including the 24-hour Garden Grill, The Steak House and the Blue Iguana Mexican restaurant.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

Address: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-734-0410
Hours: Hours vary. Check website for current information here.
Price: All-day passes for those 48 inches and taller, $26.95; all-day passes for those under 48 inches tall, $16.95; individual rides vary from $3 to $5.

Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino

Located on the California-Nevada state line, Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino in Primm is a nice getaway from hectic Las Vegas. The resort offers a small but enjoyable theme park with a giant roller coaster, an arcade and a 3-D theater.


The signature ride at Buffalo Bill's is the Desperado, a 209-foot roller coaster that has been named one of the top 10 coasters in the United States. This nearly 3-minute ride has plenty of twists, turns and plunges to get your heart pounding.

Other Attractions

In addition to the Desperado, Buffalo Bill's has four other thrill rides: the Maxflight Cyber Coaster, Turbo Drop, Frog Hopper and Adventure Canyon Log Flume.

Food Options

Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino offers a wide variety of eateries, including a 24-hour coffee shop, lavish buffet and family-friendly food court.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino.

Address: 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Primm, NV 89019
Phone: 702-386-7867
Hours: Hours vary by attraction and day. Call 702-679-RIDE for current information.
Price: Rides are priced individually and range from $3 to $10.

Other Noteworthy Nevada Attractions

Manhattan Express at New York New York Hotel & Casino
Stratosphere Tower
Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center
SpongeBob SquarePants Ride at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada

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