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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
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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Not what we expected

After seeing the other reviews that this was a great place, we were surprised at the spartan look of this place. The train ride is not a train but a cart pulled by a car with a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After seeing the other reviews that this was a great place, we were surprised at the spartan look of this place. The train ride is not a train but a cart pulled by a car with a train facade. The hiking trails are set amidst a small "park" that is surrounded by urban areas. The park was quite spartan, maybe... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were taken here by friends for only part of a day but wished we could have stayed longer. For $19 per adult, ($17 senior, $11 ages 5-7), this was truly a bargain. So much to see and do including, train rides, botanical gardens, nevada state museum, farmers market on thursdays, butterfly habitat, (seasonal), indoor or outdoor cafe all on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great getaway from the strip. Took my 11 and 13 year old there. The exhibits are fun and educational. The movie was really interesting. The food in the cafe was incredible. The nature exchange is super cool (bring something to trade)! Even the gift shop was extraordinary. The grounds were so beautiful, perfect party or wedding setting. There is a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited with older relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. Admission is a little pricey but they do offer AAA discounts. We primarily stuck to the garden paths and did not explore the inside exhibits. The desert gardens are quite impressive. Unfortunately nothing was blooming when we were there. The butterfly exhibit was also closed - but there seemed to be... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The property is easily accessible. All areas are open and have low angle ramps and elevators. The paths, too, are good for wheelchairs. We only toured the outdoor walking paths. Benches and water stations are plentiful. It most certainly is a great place to take a break from the Strip. One annoying thing, however, was the piped in music that... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to visit this Springs Preserve on the recommendation of other reviews, and our kids were very happy to be outside and playing instead of walking around indoors, as is typical in LV. Playgrounds were in great shape and interactive. The Parrot show was fun, and if you have the 20-30 minutes, worth the trouble. This place is perfect... More 

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Seabrook
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We are seniors and getting around this preserve was most comfortable for us. Ramps and an elevator in the buildings make it an easy location to enjoy. Start with the Nevada State Museum which is so well done. Helpful in learning about the desert and its effects on man and animals. The outdoor gardens and paths are easy to get... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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