Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve
4.5
Speciality MuseumsNature & Wildlife AreasParks
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • perennials2003
    West Lafayette, Indiana91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice place for family or couples
    Lots of things to do here: 2 museums, botanical gardens, playgrond for the kids, a trolly ride to a recreated old town, trails to take and a cafe to eat at. The lady at the ticket office was nice and helpful, there are a couple of employees who make sure everyone gets a stamp on their wrist to get back in if you leave and for entry into the museums without having to dig for your ticket. It is Nevada so make sure you bring a hat, sunglasses and water. The museum we made it to was very interesting and well done. The plants in the botanical garden were for the most part well tagged. The theme was plants that would take the heat and dryness. Lots of bathrooms and water fountains. The cafe has a view of the city skyline, inside and outside seating available. Also has vegetarian options and I believe gluten free.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Dave L
    Queensbury, New York42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum experience...could use better signage and let people know if things are not open!
    I thought that this was a very nice experience. I will admit, it was a little confusing sometimes to follow the map to get where I wanted to go. However, I really enjoyed the exhibits and it was really nice that it was not a crowded day so I got a chance to really see everything I wanted. I could see where this could be very popular with families, young adults, and older adults. With all of the positives, you might be wondering, why only 4 stars? I'll tell you...There were several things that were not open the day I visited (Butterfly exhibit and train ride come to mind) but there was no notice of that on the map. So in essence, I had to walk to the other side of the park area to learn that the Butterfly exhibit was not open in the summer and that the train wasn't operating due to hot weather (although the person at the ticket counter specifically mentioned going on the train ride). So other than those things, I think this is a very worthwhile and educational opportunity for people to enjoy!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Orange_Carrie
    Orange County, California42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful family day!
    We wanted a fun experience for extended family and this was the perfect choice for all ages! There was something for the littlest children, the teens, and the adults as well. It was uncrowded, and easy to get around. It was such a pleasure to be outside, but there are plenty of air conditioned indoor exhibits as well. The staff was very helpful and great with the kids. Highly recommended for families and anyone who enjoys history and nature.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • concertpix
    307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explosive butterfly exhibit and stunning trails and flowers throughout
    My main objective today was to take pictures of the butterflies on this stunning 80 degree day. The exhibit was extremely busy but WELL worth the wait time in a small line. I come here a few times each year and on today's visit there were more butterflies and species than I've ever seen. The staff were perfect. Keeping a watchful eye to make certain everyone obeyed rules and enjoyed themselves. It's hard to imagine such a clean, beautiful exhibit in the heart of the city. I took loads of pictures and on the way to the exit who can resist those stunning flowers throughout the property. Colorful. Amazing. Just adds up to a positive experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • grenny1968
    Phoenix, Arizona222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best part of Las Vegas!
    Fantastic urban garden/ desert scape. We living visiting gardens when we travel and this was a great one. Well laid out desert plants and displays across the grounds. The vegetable / herb garden area is fantastic for gardening nerds like me. Very cool and the head gardener is awesome. Fun to talk to and hear about the different plants. Butterfly enclosure is remarkable. Enjoyed the Liberace exhibit inside the museum. Even the waterworks piece was very cool. Get away from the strip and visit this gem.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Heather
    Las Vegas, Nevada588 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    It seemed like a cool place, but I wish I'd gone on a day when it wasn't full of field trippers. The throngs of kids put a damper on enjoying the day. I would visit again if there was a way to know that it wouldn't be overrun with kids.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 2, 2024
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    This is a great place to visit to get away from the Strip and relax for a while. Buying tickets online makes for a quicker entry, but it's never too crowded. If you have a car, there is a large free parking lot. We visited the botanical gardens as well as the Origen Museum, which was fantastic. Well worth a visit for all ages!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 6, 2024
  • Mrsgsep
    Vancouver, Canada381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful gardens, education centres and space to roam
    Amazing place to visit with kids or any age. Well marked walking trails with interesting exhibits. Short train ride to historic town with exhibits. Also visited water tower and state museum. Could easily spend more time here at cafe and other museum. Save yourself some money if you are a family and buy a membership. Free parking and easy Uber ride 20 mins from strip.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 19, 2024
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London6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
This is such a great day out, encountering live butterflies in their natural habitat, seeing the live lizards, scorpions, tortoises, snakes and other wildlife. One of the most interesting bits was the guided tour of the teaching garden with Charles, a very friendly, knowledgeable gardener who let us taste the loquats and herbs and showed us the chipmunk who nibbles his crops when he’s not looking! We had a delicious lunch in the Divine Cafe, explored the museum with its ancient indigenous buildings and pottery, experienced a flash flood in the canyon ( not for real, but still quite scary) and a railroad ride through history. To round off our four hour visit, we bought some delightful, affordable souvenirs in the shop. Highly recommended!
Written May 6, 2022
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Mary L
Westbury, NY330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Springs Preserve was a welcome change from the Vegas glitz. Only a short Uber ride from the Strip, it seemed worlds away. We’d reserved tickets online, which allowed entry to the two museums on site and all the exhibits, grounds and trails. We were among the few visitors aside from a few school groups, and had most of the gardens and exhibits to ourselves. Learned a fair amount about the history, wildlife, terrain, climate and spirit of this lovely area in the course of several hours. Didn’t have time to explore the trails that lead into the surrounding hills this trip, but hope to return!
Written March 25, 2023
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Carol S
Birmingham, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Awesome place! I went midweek and it wasn't busy, I loved how peaceful the outdoor areas were. This place has something for everyone. Dinosaur bones, mining exhibits, Vegas bling, who lived there originally, aerospace section, outdoor exhibits, water treatment plant and desert. The Cafe was great too.
I rode the bus from Denny's diner for $6 day ticket.
Written December 13, 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
What a cool place. A good friend gave us a guided tour and thank goodness, because you could get lost in there! Once inside it is like a maze, with no signs informing you either where you are, or how to get somewhere else.

The highlights for us were Boomtown (Las Vegas in the 1920s) to the Del Solar house (won 2nd place in an international competition for sustainable living) and the butterfly exhibit. Would NEVER have found the Del Solar house without help. There were random signs with a butterfly on them, but no arrows or directions. The Boomtown area is so cool with original homes, saloon, mercantile, bank and train station. Again, very little signage, and while some printed info is available, having our own personal guide made it SO much more interesting.
Written October 27, 2022
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ShawnCortez
Cortez, CO28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This was a little bit of a let down and seemed like it was geared more towards locals. They don't give you a map so your kind of just left to wander aimlessly. There were very few animals there and the museum exhibits were kind of sparse. We took the little train hoping that maybe it went out through the property and we might see some animals there but it just went to a little false-front "railroad town".
Written June 24, 2022
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Sunrise
Pittsburgh, PA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I had a long amount of time to kill between checking out of my hotel and my flight home. I was looking for something outdoors, but not far away. This was perfect. You could spend a little time exploring a museum or walking a trail. Or you could pass hours exploring all the preserve has to offer. It’s a great contrast to the Strip and the usual Vegas tourist attractions. Plus, you’ll learn something about the history, flora and fauna.
Written August 12, 2022
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Adriana A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This Place is a hidden gem for Las Vegas residents. It’s family oriented, it has so many fun activities for children. I recommend becoming a member you have free strollers and most of the activities are free. There are some that charge small fees but are full of adventure like the gold mining or 🪨 toddler section. I love it and I highly recommended for Families with small children. I didn’t even cover the park, the museum, train and beautiful natural trails. I love this place!
Written April 24, 2022
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perennials2003
West Lafayette, IN91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Lots of things to do here: 2 museums, botanical gardens, playgrond for the kids, a trolly ride to a recreated old town, trails to take and a cafe to eat at. The lady at the ticket office was nice and helpful, there are a couple of employees who make sure everyone gets a stamp on their wrist to get back in if you leave and for entry into the museums without having to dig for your ticket. It is Nevada so make sure you bring a hat, sunglasses and water. The museum we made it to was very interesting and well done. The plants in the botanical garden were for the most part well tagged. The theme was plants that would take the heat and dryness. Lots of bathrooms and water fountains. The cafe has a view of the city skyline, inside and outside seating available. Also has vegetarian options and I believe gluten free.
Written June 28, 2023
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Susan F
Edison, NJ361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We have enjioyed visiting the rpeserve over the 10 years we've come to Vegas. We haven't been for a few years but love the rnovations and expansion of the the preserve. We loe walking throughe ven in the Winter. The museum in a new location is wonderful packed with so much information about the history of Vegas. A real treasure trove of information. Do go. It makes a welcome change from casinos. A place for calm and opoutunity for meditation and midfulness.
Written February 20, 2020
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LVgourmet
Las Vegas, NV49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We are locals and members at SP. It is a tranquil place to walk among nature. Their cafe serves gourmet food with fantastic views of the strip. Clark County Museum is part of the complex. There are tons of things to explore. If you have young kids, they will love this place.
Written September 19, 2021
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