Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve, Las Vegas: Hours, Address, Springs Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Springs Preserve
4.5
Speciality Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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.
Suggested duration
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debbieginmd
Bethesda, MD116 contributions
Surprising gem
Oct 2021
I never knew there were so many varieties of cacti and agave. Plus the butterfly habitat is first rate. Great experience.
Written October 12, 2021
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jasmine t
1 contribution
So much fun!
Oct 2021 • Family
Loved every part of it! Beautiful flowers and butterflies!!! Definitely would love to return regularly!
Written October 10, 2021
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LVgourmet
Las Vegas, NV37 contributions
A Hidden Oasis in Vegas!
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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Kim
1 contribution
Must see unique learning & nature adventure!
Aug 2021 • Family
We have a membership and go frequently to the playground and splash pad. The splash pad is designed for little kids - it's new and very nice. It's a compact area but is set up alongside a playhouse area, has some small interactive play tables and also has a sitting space with chairs, tables and umbrellas. As for the playground, it features multiple climbing areas and is built for many ages. It has small slides, medium slides, and a very tall slide (you have to climb to get to the tallest slide, my daughter is 4 and can't quite get up there yet) a mini rope 'bridge', a music area, & a sand pit. I'm sure I missed something, there's lots to do. They also have a train that runs - but be sure to check the schedule. Buy your tickets online in advance - I don't believe they have any same day tickets available at the box office right now. And if you are going to go a few times, it may be beneficial to look at their membership! They have events like garden classes and some neat small animals and reptiles - my daughter loves the fox, the turtles and the snakes. Eventually I'm sure they will get back to their large exhibits too.... Those were wonderful. They also have a cafe to catch a snack and the terrace offers a beautiful view of The Strip!
Written August 16, 2021
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LVnative22
Las Vegas, NV19 contributions
Such a fun place!
Jun 2021
Definitely one of the coolest places in Vegas! Loved learning about the history of the area and the gardens are absolutely gorgeous.
Written June 21, 2021
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NationalParksTrails
San Luis Obispo, CA1,845 contributions
Reserve your time, beautiful place
Oct 2020 • Family
Daughter picked this out as a place to go and see natural desert plants, turned out this was the first weekend it has been opened since March. Facilities were in great shape and the botanical gardens were amazing.
Written October 3, 2020
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Walt O
Prescott, AZ13 contributions
Springs Preserve
Apr 2019
Fun for the whole family. Designed with kids in mind. Great playgrounds. Educational regarding history, animals, gardening.
Written March 29, 2020
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Ranger145
Grand Junction, CO395 contributions
Outside desert beauty among urban sprawl.
Mar 2020
This beautiful desert preserve is worth visiting if in Vegas as it gives you a perspective of what the area used to look like before the strip. Well maintained gardens and trails with beautiful displays identifying everything. Saw several hummingbirds and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Staff was amazing in there knowledge. You can even rent bikes to explore the extensive trail system.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jan V
North Las Vegas, NV16 contributions
Nice outdoor activity in the city
Mar 2020
We were looking for something outside that was also informative. Springs Preserve offers a botanical garden full of desert plants. We also took the Discovery tour and gained insight into the history of Las Vegas as well as the effect water has had on the location. We ate lunch at the Divine Cafe, where you can eat outside and have a view of downtown.
Written March 8, 2020
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SteveRearington
United States164 contributions
An Attempt To Spend As Much Taxpayer Money As Possible
Mar 2020
We love museums. Museums are always at the tip top of our list when we travel. However, this museum is a huge and pitiful waste of space and taxpayer money. The people who designed it apparently had great contempt for the taxpaying visitor. It truly looks like Extreme Pork Barrel gone hog wild.

"Boomtown" looked to be the most interesting attraction, so we headed there first. In order to get there, you have to walk a quarter of a mile in the opposite direction -- away from Boomtown. Then you make a U-Turn and walk 2/3 of a mile back in the general direction you just came from. I'm not making these numbers up, I'm measuring them with Google Maps as a write this.

So now, you have seen Boomtown, which is appallingly uninteresting, and you now wish to visit the humongous Nevada State Museum squarely across the road from Boomtown. It is a tremendous building, so it must be full of interesting things. You can get within 20 feet of the building, but there is no entrance! You now must backtrack through the desert the way you came, make a circle around the huge twin rip-off boondoggle of the Origen Museum, and walk 2400' (approximately 1/2 mile) back to the Nevada State Museum, which is located directly adjacent to the parking lot you started at! You have now walked over one mile, and I can almost guarantee you don't think it was worth it.

As stated, the State Museum is huge. You can't imagine how you will be able to see all the neat things crammed in there in the time you have left after pretty much killing the day at Boomtown. No worries, the building is about 95% empty space. The expected four floors turn out to be one floor. The cathedral-like ceilings mainly house nothing but great quantities of air. Yes, there is an interesting model of a large Ichthyosaur, combined with a number of spread-out exhibits with precious little new knowledge to be conveyed. But, it's mostly a vast, empty, elaborate and expensive cube that will make any reasonable taxpayer fighting mad at the deliberate attempt to incinerate as much tax money as possible.

You're now out of time, so you hope to catch the Origen Museum on the way out. No problem; it's even more of a letdown than the State Museum was. Just another gargantuan overly-expensive building consisting mainly of empty space.

We are not hippies, PETA advocates, or Greenpeace nuts. We're not even particularly soft-hearted. However, the solitary fox kept in confinement in a small cage right beyond the Origen Museum was a cruel shock. Remember the Good Old Days when wild animals were kept in too-small enclosures at your local run-down zoo? You can now relive your youth while viewing this poor caged animal in 2020! At first, you think (hope) his cage must be large enough to keep him happy and content. But then, he starts pacing. From one side of the cage to the other. Then to the other side. Then to the other side. Then to the other side. Yep, he's just as addled and completely out of his mind as those poor animals were back when you threw Crackerjack at them through the bars. In all seriousness, this "exhibit" was very, very sad.

If you have any elderly or infirm people with you, for God's sakes don't try to make the trek to "Boomtown." Luckily, we visited in March, before the place really started to fry. In summer, with the Las Vegas heat easily capable of bringing Bedouins to their knees, you will be taking a real chance with their lives. Heat exhaustion all the way up to heat stroke is the menu of the day. I pictured elderly visitors prostrate in the Creosote bushes on the side of the winding trails, croaking desperately for water.

At the other end of the age scale, parents with young children will also suffer greatly, as their offspring will not be very happy at high noon in July in Boomtown, with nary a juice box, or even a water fountain, in sight. If you want to toughen your kids up, try to do it where the heat won't kill them.

You know, Las Vegas actually already had a pretty decent natural history museum before they built this monstrosity to rob the taxpayer. It's located at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, probably pretty close to where you're already throwing your money away. It's cheaper, it's more compact, and it won't make you mad. One of the top attractions is an EXACT replica of King Tut's tomb, which was originally made for the Luxor Hotel, and moved to the natural history museum later. Well worth seeing (if you don't plan to visit The Valley of the Kings anytime soon).

Sorry this was so long, but hopefully some of you will skip the 5-star reviews, and drill down to the reality of Government Gone Wild out at Springs Preserve.
Written March 6, 2020
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