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Springs Preserve

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Address: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107-4372
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+1 702-822-7700
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 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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Butterfly exhibit was outstanding.

Went last week to see the Butterfly exhibit which was amazing, so many Butterfly's with different colors, sizes and patterns, many of which I have never seen before. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went last week to see the Butterfly exhibit which was amazing, so many Butterfly's with different colors, sizes and patterns, many of which I have never seen before. The staff is great ask a question and you will get an answer, their different gardens were also a great learning experience, they always have something going on for the kids also.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great family experience. My kids (10 and 11) really enjoyed the Ripley museum. This would be great when it is either really hot, or raining outside. The gardens were very nice too. But the café! What café serves GREAT food? This one! This was the biggest surprise of the visit. We just wanted a quick lunch, but got an... More 

Thank Tallen01
Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had a ton of Vegas history and beautiful plants. I went to the butterfly exhibit and the new Boomtown 1905 which was like stepping back to an old western town.

Thank Cassysj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of the Last Vegas scene,but found myself there for a few days. Springs Preserve was an interesting place to gain perspective on the challenges that creating a city in the middle of the desert presents. There are exhibits that would be of interest to all ages. There is a well-curated botanical garden. I would... More 

Thank JerrySimpson
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is full of Las Vegas history, unbelievable things, and little shows. We especially loved the butterfly exhibit and we picked the perfect day to do it. My favorite part was the cactus alley where tons of beautiful cacti were and we were able to smell tons of flowers and etc. I strongly suggest to go in the spring... More 

Thank Carson T
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trails, plants, volunteers, kid & family opportunities, special events & exhibits - so much to do. Lots of local LV history & lore, educational & fun. Great plant sale twice a year. Recommend a membership for families - lots of events & kind, knowledgeable staff. =)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my son here for a diversion and we ended up spending several hours and staying until it closed because it was so interesting. There is a lot to see and do, and many of the indoor attractions require an entrance fee, but we decided to get started with the free garden and trail access and see where that... More 

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Julian, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our daughter and two small grandsons and really enjoyed the leisurely walk around the gardens. It was not crowded when we were there which made it easier to navigate with small children. We visited the animal exhibits, the old train car, Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit, and we especially enjoyed the butterfly habitat.

Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find a place so quiet and different from everything on the strip. The boomtown 1905 was definitely worth a visit as it's a recreation of things over 100 years ago. The nevada museum was very interesting as it covers everything around the history of nevada and more so Vegas. Well worth he money. Their restaurant... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing it and the butterfly exhibit but were let down. The signage inside was very lacking. And hard to tell even with the map because of all the stairs. The butterfly exhibit was very small. The high point was the cafe. The food there was very good and sitting on the balcony was very nice.

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