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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 #102 of 571 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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St Paul
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Regina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped by to see something off the beaten path during an incredibly hot July 4th. The facilities are nice and the staff were very helpful, but visiting on such a hot day was a poor choice, especially when calling for a cab to leave required a long wait with no shade near the entrance (however, park staff called a... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
112 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Don't forget to get a discount in any way that you can or the adult price is not a good value. We didn't realize it truly is a children's museum and that in over 100 degree heat, we could not stay long in the dessert garden. The map was quite confusing but the staff, both paid and volunteers, are quite... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Took my wife and son here very high prices considering what they have available basically it's a park with some indoor exhibits not that much to do with little kids it would be worth it if the price would come down.

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Long Island, NY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Las Vegas is a city offering many family-friendly experiences, and the Springs Preserve is definitely one of the better venues. While visiting family in the area I took my nephews there (ages 6 and 7) to attend the preserves 'Vegas Night Life Animal Show" which is presently being performed until September 1st. Excellent children's entertainment. Show times are 11AM and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was a fabulous museum that teaches you about the desert and science behind making the lights and water that is the Las Vegas strip. Great supplemental to what you learn at Hoover Dam as well. We loved the live desert animal exhibits and interactive science exhibits. This is also adjacent to the State Museum of Nevada and both museums... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a wonderful opportunity to see lots things that make up Las Vegas. From seeing a flash flood and feeling a tad wet from the splash to seeing desert animals, this place has it all. There a lots to do inside the exhibit halls so you can escape the summer heat of Las Vegas. The gardens are well maintained... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you have kids, especially if they are science buffs, this location is great. Both outdoor and indoor exhibits, includes several museums with well curated collections. It's all pretty new and I think undiscovered by tourists. I'm taking my grandkids when I go back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The historical information and attractions were interesting and informative. The flash flood room was really well done and the gardens were well maintained and interesting. .

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