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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Welcoming Oasis in Las Vegas

This place has significant history attached to it, it was important as a watering hole for the first Mormons who moved here. (It wasn't enough for them ... the combination of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has significant history attached to it, it was important as a watering hole for the first Mormons who moved here. (It wasn't enough for them ... the combination of heat, hostilities from Native Indian tribes and the inhospitable planting environment drove them out.) The Springs Preserves has many science, environmental and fun exhibits to be explored including a... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the morning wandering around the gardens it's a beautiful place. I had never been to a desert-type garden so didn't know what to expect but it was surprisingly lush and peaceful. Recommend mornings before the heat for most of the year.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not told that almost all the shows and activities are not available on a Thursday- no one was around and very few activities that are advertised. A bit of a disappointment after spending $18.95 for each adult and $10.95 for children. Cacti were beautiful but I'm sure areas are much more beautiful but not this time of year.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Springs Preserve is a great place to take your whole family! Lots of plants and small animals to see. It will take a while to go through everything so plan on a few hours. They also have fun activities for the children.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful opportunity to see living growing desert plants in their natural habitat and learn about the history of the beginning of Las Vegas.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could see young children enjoying this attraction, but it just doesn't rate the fee for adults. Any of the local state parks or scenic stops are available to walk around in a desert; For free. Even for education purposes, this attraction is minimally warded. The highlight is the simulated "flash flood ". The youngsters really liked the water effects.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Springs Preserve is a large complex and the Nevada State Museum is within the Preserve on its north grounds. I think it helps in thinking of the two seperately i.e. The Nev. State Museum and the rest of Springs Preserve, and here's why. Either of these will be best enjoyed depending on two factors ... Adults only and Adults... More 

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henderson, nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had friends from out of town looking for something "non-Vegas" to do. We suggested the preserve. Spent several hours wondering around the grounds and exploring the exhibits. My favorite exhibit is the rocks on water you can spin. We also visited the museum next door as it was part of our paid ticket. I am looking forward to my grandson... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This nature preserve and accompanying buildings, museums, and activity centers is just a short distance west of the Strip, but feels like it is in the middle of the desert! We happened to visit on a weekend when the preserve closed early for a Day of the Dead event but still spent four hours there without seeing everything. Unfortunately the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This destination is a large complex that contains several separate different attractions. It is located on Valley View Blvd. just south of US 95 and across from Meadows Mall (about 15 minutes from The Strip). About half of it is outdoors, so take the weather into account when you plan a visit. What's There: Attractions include the Origen and Nevada... More 

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