Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix, Nevada
Most of my family lives very near Las Vegas, so for most holidays and family events I go there to visit. It is becoming increasingly difficult finding a fun place for us all to go because the grandchildren ages range from me, the oldest at twenty-four to my youngest cousin who is seven.
I have a cousin whose birthday is two days after mine. My family is very close and I consider him a little brother, so the year he asked me to share my birthday party with him, I did not have the heart to say no.
I turned twenty and he turned eight at the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix. I had never been and was extremely apprehensive about the lame factor but did not want to disappoint him. I surprised myself and had way more fun then I ever expected.
There are four go-kart tracks: one specifically for very small children, one for children around my cousin’s age, one for people under the age of (and smaller children can ride passenger on these, and one which requires a driver’s license.
There are also great rides and an arcade. The Mini Gran Prix is great because it’s not a huge amusement park (it would actually take some effort to lose a child here) and they provide party packs for birthdays and other events. It is off the strip and feels like a little oasis from the, shall we say eccentric parts of Las Vegas.
My little cousin and I have celebrated our past four birthdays together and he has managed to save all of the ride wristbands to prove it. Link: http://www.lvmgp.com/index.htm