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Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
702-822-7700
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As featured in Las Vegas for young kids
Ranked #97 of 560 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable... more » Owner description: The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat.Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the Preserve is located approximately 3 miles west of downtown Las Vegas. The Preserve is known as the birthplace of Las Vegas and represents one of the richest and most unique cultural and biological resources in Southern Nevada. « less
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took the kids to the Springs Preserve to explore hands on exhibits, outdoor activities, and a science show. I've been to many museums, all over the world, I can honestly say that this was one of the best, very child friendly, educationally sounds, and exciting for all ages. A bit pricey if you are not a native of Vegas,... More

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Lee Vining, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fun park for kids and adults to enjoy. Beautiful exhibits with many learning activities. Also they have a small playground for kids as well as some desert animals. Very neat botanical gardens. All at a great price. Definitely recommend this to anyone!

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Centerville, Ohio
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290 attraction reviews
1,558 helpful votes 1,558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Springs Preserve in south west Las Vegas is an excellent example for family and adults to visit a real botanical gardens . We recommend using a GPS device to drive to the location. Or simply goto the website and download the directions. The Springs Preserve is highly recommended for families; the kids may literally “run lose.” We also recommend... More

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Ada, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Springs Perserve is a hidden gem in the middle of Las Vegas that will appeal to a variety of people with different interests. The walking tour of the hugh displays of desert plants allows close inspection of a wide variety of desert plants. We didn't have time, but there are hiking trails that will allow you to hike the desert... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We spent almost 2 hours walking the outside botanical gardens and exploring the newly installed DesertSol house, which won 3rd place in an international design contest by the U of N at Las Vegas. It was interesting to explore the house which was planned with the Mojave desert in mind. It's incredible to find this spot which encompasses 180 acres... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Visited during spring break with my 9 year-old son. The da Vinci Machines in Motion exhibit was going on which was a plus. We both had a really good time. Spent 3 hours looking at all the exhibits, indoor and outdoor, checking out the lizards, breaking a geode in the trading area (which my son loved doing) and walking through... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit and I endorse much of what has been said by other reviewers BUT and it is a big but getting around the site is marred by confusing and inadequate signage. The unmanned information desk at the entrance was a hint of things to come and we had great difficulty navigating ourselves around the... More

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Orem, Utah
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24 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The preserve actually encompasses several types of activities. There are the gardens, a museum called “Origen” (which was featuring a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit while we were there), an outdoor amphitheater, a solar power living laboratory, a playground, and the Nevada State Museum. The latter is not technically part of the Springs Preserve. It was closed while we were there... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

So much to see and do. The kids loved the playground and interactive displays. Da Vinci exhibit and Nevada museum were good for all ages. Spent about four hours there and didn't get to see everything. We did, however, have a three year old in tow so we moved slower. Highly recommend for folks who want to get off the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The nature exchange is a big highlight for my kids. Chris, the facilitator, was absolutely amazing! He educated the children and made all of us laugh at his jokes and demonstrations. The Di Vinci exhibit was interesting as was the rest of the centre. We learned a lot while we were there that related to our experiences when hiking in... More

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