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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 #103 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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508 reviews 508 reviews
110 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place that ought to be supported by many more people than customarily find it. Maybe this is because of its way-off-piste location. In our experience though the main problem was a lack of decent signage inside the place and hopeless misinformation regarding public transport to return us to the Strip. Overall then, still a Very Good... More

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Los Angeles
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182 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Springs Preserve is by downtown. We went over even though it was Totally hot that day. We thought that the admission price was very high, so instead became members and now we have gone to several gardens at home without having to pay and it was TOTALLY worth becoming a member. We rode the train which was fun and... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When in Las Vegas, I like to go to Springs Preserve. Its a short drive away from the Strip area, but feels so far away. There is a nice set of museums. The movie on the Mojave desert is very good. I also liked the Nevada State Museum. It has a lot of exhibits on OLD Las Vegas and was... More

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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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29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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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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