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Springs Preserve

Address: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Phone Number: 702-822-7700
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$85*
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Ranked #33 of 312 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

They were between seasonal attractions on our last visit, but we still had a great time. We had not discovered the gardens or sustainability gallery on our previous visit, so it was like they had new things. The state museum is really wonderful as well.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Limited exhibits. More for children to play and quite expensive for what you get. Do not recommend. Perhaps the most disappointing visit of the trip

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Maine
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35 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Kind of pricey. It's almost $20/person unless you're a resident. We found the maps confusing and it wasn't really what we were expecting. It's more of a 'theme' park than a 'wilderness' area. However, once you get off the paved areas and out onto the trails, it's very quiet and tranquil. Saw lots of different birds including hummingbirds, mallards and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great for local but can be pricey for out of towners. Suggest a membership if you are local. If you are bringing kids, suggest attending on a weekend when there is a free rotating show or exhibit at 11am and 1pm, currently an educational parrot show with some flair from a well known strip entertainer. Kids will also enjoy the... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Springs Preserve, just minutes for the Las Vegas strip. Absolutely fantastic. Both beautiful and informative. Awesome place for photography. Well thought out design and layout. Fun for the whole family, all ages. Treat yourself to visit next time your in Vegas. John & LynNita Ellis

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194 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The museum was a little confusing in its layout but interesting. There was an entire section devoted to poisonous plants and flowers. The best part of the museum, however, was its outdoor display. Who ever knew there were so many different kinds of cactus? A butterfly habitat is also on the grounds but was closed for the season. It looked... More 

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Cheshire, CT
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Go on a warm day. Loads of interesting working paths and gardens. ECO house very interesting. Could move in! Restaurant was closing but has awesome view.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a wonderful facility for people of all ages. There are 2 museums (natural history and social history), a small zoo, hiking trails, a sightseeing train, a botanical garden, restaurant and gift shop. All geared to help people (children & adults) learn about life in the Las Vegas area, both natural and human. It does a good job of... More 

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited with family specifically to see the wicked plants exhibit, which was really well done but not so engaging for young kids. What my 3 and 6 year old really enjoyed was the nature quiz bowl show, the crafts, the geode activity, the train tour, and walking through the gardens. And the playground! There is the coolest mammoth skeleton... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I really like Springs preserve is those type a places must see and have, in each town From a picnic day with family to a " Dia de Los muertos" show and function.. Keep you busy going , walking, exhibits, staff is friendly, you can even get a yearly Membership .

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