With 28,000 square feet of retail space, a 3-D movie theater, a wide selection of candies, a race car, and any type of M&M souvenir you could ever want, M&M’s World in Las Vegas is fun stop for those of you with either kids, or just a desire to get away from the casino for awhile.
The M&M’s World on the Las Vegas Strip is just one of five M&M’s Worlds in the well, world. Other locations are London, Orlando, New York, and oddly enough, Henderson, which is a suburb of Las Vegas.
The one were talking about here though, is on the Las Vegas Strip, specifically in the Showcase Mall, just a few feet away from the MGM Grand. The exact address for M&M’s World Las Vegas is:
3785 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV. 89109
Phone number: (702) 458-8864
The giant store fronts the strip, just north of the Grand Canyon Experience north of the MGM Grand, and directly across the street from the NY-NY Hotel and Casino.
It’s a fun diversion, and my 4 year-old thoroughly enjoyed it. Here, you can either pick out M&M’s with unusual colors and tastes (like coconut), or you can even make M&M’s with a personal message on them.
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The large selection of M&M dispensers with every color you could imagine dazzled my kids. Of course, the prices here are a lot more expensive than getting just a regular old pack of M&M’s at a grocery store, but my daughter thought getting special violet (not purple – violet), M&M’s were worth it – especially since she didn’t have to pay for them. If memory serves, the dispensed M&M’s are in the $12 per pound range.
From t-shirts to pajamas, coffee mugs, shot glasses, dispensers, toy cars, towels to even underwear, anything you can imagine is sold here – all adorned with an M&M logo of course. I’m not sure why you’d want M&M underwear, but that’s probably not the biggest way to blow money in Las Vegas. Personally, I bought a souvenir M&M poker chip.
There’s also a full-sized NASCAR car you can check out. The number 18 car, driven by Kyle Busch, is sponsored by M&M’s, and is thus, decked out in the logo.
On the 4th and top floor of the store is the 3-D movie, called “I Lost My “M” in Las Vegas.” This short film is free, well done, and worth the stop. Shows start after 9 a.m. and run continuously throughout the day.
Also on the 4th floor, next to the movie theater entrance is a nice photo opportunity, where you or your kids can have your picture taken next to M&M’s and a replica of the famous, “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
In addition to merchandise, the third level is home to some windows that offer great vantage points of the casinos and below on the Strip.
Speaking of which: down below on the street level, is where you can get a picture of your little one with one of the giant M&M characters. Often times, there are other characters popular with kids roaming nearby. These characters, like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer for example, are not part of M&M’s World. Rather, they are private, enterprising individuals who hope to make a buck or two when your child inevitably wants to approach them and have a photo taken with the TV character.
M&M’s World Las Vegas Store Hours
The M&M’s World Las Vegas location is open seven days a week, from 9 AM to Midnight.
M&M’s World Parking
There’s not a designated parking lot for Showcase Mall patrons, so your best bet is to park at the self-parking garage behind the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, then walk through the casino out to the Strip. Yes it’s a long walk, (about 1/4 mile from the start of the self-parking garage to the front door of M&M’s World, but it doesn’t hurt to burn off some calories before indulging in the chocolate.
As an alternative, you could save some steps and time by using the valet at the MGM Grand.
If you haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth, well, something is seriously wrong with you. But if so, you can hop over a few feet next door, where there is a giant Coca-Cola store to assist you with your sugar needs.