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Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
702-822-7700
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Ranked #98 of 583 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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 NEW

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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Las Vegas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The new exhibit requires a minimal, seperate entrance fee. It is WELL worth the extra few dollars. The space is small, outdoors in a grow house type structure so be aware to go on a nice outdoorsy day for your comfort. Today was quite warm. Only 2 species are being exhibited at the moment. More will be added soon as... More

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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Spent a lovely morning here with my 2 & 4 year old children. It was very hot so we spent the majority of our time inside. There was barely anyone there so we had the place to ourselves. The animal keeper helped us find the bunnies and the fox. Then we watched her feed the lizards. (Toddler and preschool heaven).... More

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Pueblo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There is more to Las Vegas than gambling, bright lights and tons of people. After visiting Las Vegas many times, I happen to find this place on the web. Peaceful and beautiful. All sorts of different gardens and even a vegetable garden, and various museums. A wonderful solar house to walk through. You can walk through by yourself or have... More

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Menifee, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took the entire family here- grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, nieces... it was a great place to spend the day and enjoy nature in the middle of Las Vegas! There were many exhibits- very interactive. The Nature Exchange is a good way to get kids excited about "saving" and "buying" nature by preserving their own bits of nature. We opened... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was a hot day, 103. That said, it was a very big and hard to navigate. Beautifully built and no doubt expensive. But the walking was difficult and in the heat, nearly impossible. The exhibits were interesting and varied. Due to the heat and the walking we chose not to see the gardens, so I cannot comment on those.... More

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Springs Preserves is a nice place to get away from the Vegas Strip. The grounds are really nice & definitely take the train ride which is a great opportunity to take pictures! The interactive section is fun for kids! Natalie at the ticket booth was very helpful as we needed a cab & she called one for us. Highly... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Springs Preserve is undisputedly a great place for a family visit. Children’s playgrounds, hands-on museum exhibits, fun history facts presented in attractive cartoon packages, movie snippets, a mini-zoo with lots of amusing activities, a train ride, bike rentals, game shows, and what not -- all contribute to a pleasant and educational experience. However, the Preserve is great for adults too.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hidden gem of Vegas history and desert knowledge. Nice walking hiking trail to experience the desert landscapes and history I will visit again

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You could spend a week here and not see it all. Wonderful displays and exhibits. Staff and guides very helpful. A surprisingly classy cafe/restaurant too. Relaxed atmosphere. All age groups will enjoy. In contrast to The Strip, this place is actually Las Vegas.

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