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Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
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Ranked #93 of 588 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Fernandina Beach, Fla
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Quite a complex on the site of the natural spring that allowed the founding of Las Vegas...now dried, though. The area is large, has several museum and gardens worth visiting with a lot of interactive things for children to do. The video in the entry building is a good introduction to the city's history.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is very difficult to understand what the Springs really stands for. A miss-mash of ordinary exhibits and desert gardens. OK it was the day after Veterans Day and i think the place had probably been overrun the previous day. We just did not find anything that made us stop and spend time. Nothing really caught our attention and we... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have visited the Preserve quite a few times. Today, I had my four year old nephew join me. We spent all day walking around, enjoying the beautiful NV weather and wonderful grounds. I appreciated how clean and quiet it was. He loved all of the hands on learning opportunities. We had lunch in the Divine Cafe... Great kids menu... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We worried that this would be a bit too child friendly but the exhibits are so good and engrossing that even the worst kids were absorbed enough to not be too aggravating. And absorbing is a great descriptor. Not only is this place well designed and curated, it's quiet, has more than a day's worth of activities in it and... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A must see and do location in Las Vegas. Need somewhere for the children to enjoy themselves with hands on activities? This is the place. The Nevada Museum is open on the weekends, the Origen Museum is open daily. So many things to see and do. I learned plenty about how Las Vegas came to be...and I loved the live... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are a local you get a huge discount. Or, you can always buy a family pass for the whole year. We had a great time going through the exhibits, museum, and the amazing butterfly habitat. We will be going back for sure to see more of this great place!

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Gatineau, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was fantastic. I wish we would have had a bit more time but Clinton was on his way to give a speech the place was closing down early. They were kind enough to adjust the price accordingly. The history of Las Vegas is all there, this is where it all began, seriously. The next time we go, we'll get... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Affordable with a lot to do! Museums, animals, bike (you can't yet bring your own but they have bikes available for rent) and hiking trails. . . For a little more there are even souvenir crafts to do available on the weekends. There are also shows. They also have special events throughout the year. The coolest thing is the nature... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend doesn't gamble (imagine that) so I thought Springs Preserve would be a good place for us to pass some time. I bought a Member Plus Guest membership pass online ... it will pay itself off eventually cause I plan to return with another person who has never been here. My friend used to raise butterflies in another state... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a wide variety of experience for children! Crafts, Treats, and Games galore!!!! My granddaughter had a wonderful time. It is a safe, fun time for all!!!

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