Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve
4.5
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
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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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  • Carol S
    Birmingham, United Kingdom23 contributions
    Springs Preserve state musuem
    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
  • angelmediaprods
    6 contributions
    This is a great day out for young and old
    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!
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 6, 2022
  • Leilani
    Yucca Valley, California72 contributions
    Garden of Eden in Vegas
    The Springs Preserve was closed during COVID :( I believe it's open again but I was able to enjoy it before the shutdown. There's so many desert plants to see! And a plant sale twice a year - once in the Spring and again in the Fall. Their hours are odd - so make sure you check ahead of time before you decide to go or they'll be closed (by 3pm in the afternoon?!?!). There's a small Cafe where you can get something to eat and a giftshop. What do I like most? That it's a Garden of Eden in the middle of Las Vegas. It's a wonderful place for a stroll on well-maintained walking paths and they have FREE Parking. The cost for a membership is rather affordable ($30 per person/$60 for a family). It's a great way to get outdoors without a lot of hassle.
    Written March 1, 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,007 contributions
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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Sunrise
Pittsburgh, PA55 contributions
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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ShawnCortez
Cortez, CO28 contributions
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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Adriana A
1 contribution
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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Jan V
North Las Vegas, NV16 contributions
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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Amy L
Cary, IL7 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
We recently took our kids (ages 3, 5 and 11) and they all liked it. It’s got a great playground, train and botanical gardens. We also liked exploring the Boom Town exhibit, which was a recreation of a Vegas street from 100+ years ago. And there was a dog trick show for kids. We got the annual member pass and went again today!
Written February 26, 2022
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LVgourmet
Las Vegas, NV49 contributions
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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Walter B
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Springs preserve is an amazing place! An oasis in the middle of the desert, so much to do, see and learn. There is something for the entire family from kids to adults. Also you can come back multiple times and see something new and have new experiences. Absolutely worth a trip!
Written February 5, 2022
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Susan F
Edison, NJ360 contributions
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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Kerry D
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Great place to visit away from the strip. Our family had a great time doing some of the activities (there are plenty) and learning about the spring that started it all. We enjoyed a walk through the botanical gardens and the playground was awesome. The staff was also really great.
Written August 26, 2022
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