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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 #104 of 575 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to the Springs Preserve right after a pretty heavy rainstorm so the Flash Flood experience was very appropriate! Don't miss this one! Had fun all the way from the animal exhibits to the outdoor trails. Lot of things to learn about how the desert really works. Some of the trails were closed due to the flash floods but the... More

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ouch to all the poor reviews of this place. The Preserves isn't as well known as the MoMA or Museum of Natural History, but it's still a great place to learn a little about what makes Nevada so distinct. Sure, $18.95 may be a little steep for some, but the admission price grants access to two separate museums as well... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For those of us who live here, this is the Las Vegas we love. Desert living is an acquired taste, and the precursor to this was my first inkling that there is a beauty unique to a low-water environment. SPECIAL TIP IF YOU AN ADULT: go in the middle of the week during school, as the kids are carefully herded... More

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henderson, nv
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Something for everyone in the family. A great place to take people from out of town. Botanical gardens, interactive exhibits, kids areas, native animal display and much more. Fairly large area so be prepared to do some walking. Also has bike trails to explore if you want to bring the bikes. The offer locals and military discounts.

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Northumberland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Offered a different side to Las Vegas. The museums were great with good interactive exhibits. Really enjoyed the flash flood experience.

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St Paul
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want to get away from the strip and see the rest of Vegas this is one place to start. Botanical gradens, art, museums, play area and a wonderful desert landscape. Truly a big addition to the city.

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Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Springs Preserve is a nice place to visit to see gardens. The Preserve also has the DesertSol solar house that the students at UNLV designed and won second place overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Great concept and worth seeing. Ask about free tickets -- they currently have a great and you can see the... More

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Regina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped by to see something off the beaten path during an incredibly hot July 4th. The facilities are nice and the staff were very helpful, but visiting on such a hot day was a poor choice, especially when calling for a cab to leave required a long wait with no shade near the entrance (however, park staff called a... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
112 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Don't forget to get a discount in any way that you can or the adult price is not a good value. We didn't realize it truly is a children's museum and that in over 100 degree heat, we could not stay long in the dessert garden. The map was quite confusing but the staff, both paid and volunteers, are quite... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Took my wife and son here very high prices considering what they have available basically it's a park with some indoor exhibits not that much to do with little kids it would be worth it if the price would come down.

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