Circus Circus is now one of the Old timer Casino Complexes in the Strip and is suffering due to the significantly less foot traffic at the northern end of the Strip, It might go belly up in the way of the Stardust and Sahara one of these days. The Circus Circus is a Circus themed casino complex and was formerly owned by the Mandalay Group which was subsequently absorbed by the MGM Group. The complex has 3,700 rooms and about 126,000 square feet of gaming space and offers live circus shows on it's midway and has the adventure dome, a large indoor theme park, Aerialists, trapeze artists, acrobats, and jugglers perform daily on the Midway level with no cover charge.
Now if that was not enough, Circus Circus has an 5 acre Adventuredome. This theme park is open daily. Please call their hotline for up-to-date hours, 866-456-8894 or 702-794-3939. I will warn you it is not cheap, so if you planning to spend some time on the rides make sure to purchase a pass so you don't pay for each ride separately and it will save you money. Oh, I will tell you the rollercoaster was a blast. It may look tame till you ride it. The Sponge Bob ride my boys enjoyed. They have a log water fall ride, bumper cars and more.
If you're at the Circus Circus its worth sticking around and seeing a circus act. The acts are staged on the midway from 11am until midnight at intervals (not sure how long they are). The midway is where all the fairground machines and amusements are so there's something to do in between circus acts should you stay for more than one.
When we went we saw a lady doing ribbon acrobatics from the ceiling. Other acts include acrobats and jugglers. Best of all, its free!
This is a really cool attraction that is free and you can take your children to as well. There are different performances throughout the day of Acrobatic performers. They do all sorts of daring and difficult stunts. This attraction is located in the middle of the casino, on the 2nd floor. I would recommend getting there 15 minutes early to get a good seat. Yes, they do have seats for you. The following performances times are as follows:
7-days a week (11am - 12am) Every half-hour
There are so many shows that are free in Las Vegas. If you have children, it will cost you so much to go to shows that you have to pay for especially when the tickets cost about $65.00.
We stayed at Circus Circus at one time and they have free shows. There are magic shows and tumbling and all nine yards that you can watch at a circus!
Also, at Excalibur Hotel, they also have free shows there at the lobby. Even at Alladin, they have free shows every hour. Just try to find their locations.
At the Caesar's Palace, they have a free show called the Fight of the Atlantis.
At the Mirage Hotel, the volcanic eruption. The show is better to be watched in the evening.
The Treasure Island has the Pirates Show.
Circus Circus is a family themed resort located at the north end of the Strip. Besides the large casino you can enjoy free circus acts performed every half hour throughout the entire day and all kind of amusements, most of them designed towards family fun. Above the main casino there is a game room dedicated to children (the prizes consist of lots of stuffed animals). This room is where you can see the circus acts. Circus Circus also has an indoor amusement park located in the pink dome behind the main building. Most of the rides are geared towards children. The hotel has reasonably priced rooms, restaurants and buffets.
Circus Circus is an indoor fun fair. It is dated and pretty poor to be honest. Worth a look if you have kids with you, but I was not impressed.
And you need to walk through the dated and smelly Circus Casino to get here.
Take kids to Florida instead
This is the hotel we stayed at (check the hotel tip for more) Every 1/2 hour there is a circus act - a trapese, magic show, something. Nice midway to win stuffed animals. Adventuredome, but it was always closed by time we got back tothe hotel.
Big kids and little kids will love all the activities at Circus Circus. There is a Big Top Show all day and night, a carnival midway with loads of games, and the Adventuredome - a theme park with all the expected rides. Rides cost $4-6 per ride or you can buy a pass for about $22 (adult - children are less). If you have kids let them burn off their energy on the trampolines or rock-climbing walls.
Okay you can find almost everything in the super casino today and at Circus-Circus they have a huge enclosed dome filled with an amusement park with all sorts of rides for all the family including a few you see here that are not for weak stomachs or weak hearts. You can also find a graphic artist (in the third picture) who will make an illustration of your name in beautiful calligraphic letters in glowing colors.
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