From the classic midway and free circus acts under the pink-and-white big top to the thrilling rides in The Adventuredome, Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park - with its inexpensive rooms -- has been a family favorite since it opened in 1968.
For kids and kids at heart, bare basics but fun, a circus with gambling
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OK parents, this is the plain and simple truth: Your kids will never be bored here. With so many different forms of amusement, we guarantee the last thing you'll ever hear at Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park is that all-too-familiar chorus of "We're bored. What can we do?"
Who doesn't want to spend a small fortune trying to win a giant stuffed Minion, Scooby Doo or whatever character your child is into? Just kidding...we can assure you that you'll have a blast squirting water guns, shooting basketballs and throwing rings at the more than 200 carnival games in Circus Circus' classic midway.
We know it looks like kookiness incarnate (as no self-respecting architect would design a giant pink glass dome with a five-acre theme park beneath it), but The Adventuredome is loads of fun and full of thrills for all ages with thrill rides out the wazoo.
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As you might expect from something called the Manor Motor Lodge, the rooms are the cheapest, but also the smallest, least modern and least convenient. Housed in several three-story motel-style buildings that are detached from the property, you'll have to walk a good ways (including across a four-lane street) to get into Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park's lobby and casino.
Please note: All rooms at the hotel are non-smoking; be prepared to pay a hefty cleaning fee if you light up. So please only smoke in designated areas, like the casino.
Guests will be charged for valet parking. Self-parking is still free. However, guests visiting other MGM Resort International properties will still have to pay self-parking fees. Click here for details.
For a better location, consider the still small yet very affordable rooms in the Skyrise Tower. They're perfect if you've got a group of kids in tow because they're close to both The Adventuredome and the resort's pools. For a splurge, the Casino Tower is the way to go. Located above the casino, its rooms are larger and come with all the modern comforts.
While the resort has two pools, it's important to note that they aren't particularly big. Plan accordingly. But they do have three water slides.
If you have an allergy to children, this hotel is not for you. Just in case you're a bit slow on the uptake and missed this point from everything written above - expect to see a lot of kids at Circus Circus.
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park has a slew of restaurants to choose from. Circus Buffet, Pizzeria and The Steakhouse are just a few of the favorites. Since Circus Circus is so family-oriented, some of the restaurants close a little earlier on weekdays. Because of this, we advise you not to wait until the wee hours to get dinner or your options may be limited.
Circus Circus is a long way from the center and south Strip's popular attractions. This distance is technically walkable, but it's a LONG walk. If you haven't got a car, your best option is to hail a cab, use your ride-sharing service or speak with a member of the front desk for public transportation assistance.
You can park in one of three garages at Circus Circus. The Skyrise Tower has its own dedicated garage whereas the other two garages form something of an "L" shape at the resort's congested south end.