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Springs Preserve

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Address: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Phone Number: 702-822-7700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to...
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.
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The Springs Preserve might not be a "must-see" for first time visitors with only a day or two (e.g., typical swingers, gamblers, and foreign tourists), but it's very informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Covina, California

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Covina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Springs Preserve might not be a "must-see" for first time visitors with only a day or two (e.g., typical swingers, gamblers, and foreign tourists), but it's very informative regarding the geological and socio-cultural history of Las Vegas. It's especially good for families; while we were there, it was easy to see kids loved the scary and impressive flash flood... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to see a large-format photo exhibit that had been written up in the newspaper. The woman at the info kiosk (by the ticket center) said we could buy tickets at the Nevada State Museum. When we got to the museum, the woman behind the desk said that they don't sell tickets there and never have.... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Idea... but... too spread out and in the heat it was hard to get around... I think if more people were there it would bring some excitement to the place....

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love it here, it's such a nice place to take a leisurely walk around the preserve (but go early in the summer). It is a nice place for visitors to learn about our desert and the restaurant has a nice view of the park and also the skyline. It is always fun to go to an event there.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I wanted to visit Springs Reserve as a way of getting away from the casino for a day. It is a wonderful way to learn about the history of Nevada and the way weather over hundreds of years has affected it. There are lots of interactive exhibitions. I did manage to walk around the extensive gardens for a while -... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I'm not partial to casinos but find myself in Las Vegas every couple years to visit family and friends. When the Springs Preserve opened a friend recommended it and I loved it. I've been back several times for a nature break on subsequent trips. You should note you probably need a car to get there.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great place! My husband and I visited it on the advice of a local, and we were impressed by everything we saw. The exhibits are fun and informative. I especially liked the Venom! live show and the flash flood demonstration. (They actually recreate a flash flood!) We didn't give ourselves enough time to explore the trails on... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a Las Vegan's oasis. With small museums, many different botanical gardens, walking and biking trails, gift shop, a cafe and plant sales this place is remarkable. You can easily spent a few hours wandering around. The Springs Preserve is a beautiful place.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Spring Reserve offers many attractions for family fun. Your admission includes a 3D movie, nature center, museum, and is featuring a very cool dinosaur exhibit through September, 2015. A $60 family pass for 4 for a year lets you access the Preserve for the year. All the Holiday events after hours are 1/2 off the regular price. The Halloween and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Springs preserve is a beautiful piece of desert landscapes, trails, museums, exhibits. They have fun events for adults and kids.

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