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“Short visit at a small park”

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Ranked #176 of 464 things to do in Las Vegas
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Owner description: Built by missionaries in 1855, this fort is considered the birthplace of Las Vegas.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This place is technically a state park, but its very small with very little of the original fort remaining. (Maybe a room and a wall left of the original structures.) It just seemed to me that it could be so much more, even if they could recreate more of the structure. Its only $1 to get in and I'm glad we saw it, but it was a bit of a let down.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

OK.. there are NO bright lights or actors or acrobats... NO music etc... This is a very exciting and fascinating piece of American History that most have no idea about or even exists. It is like you go back in time when you are standing in the middle of the fort and the artifacts and stories give you an appreciation for before Vegas was born. A small fort/outpost in the desert and it (for the most part) is still standing. That is amazing to say the least.

But it is not for everyone. You will get hot and if you are not interest; bored. I love this kind of stuff so I was captivated as soon as I saw it from the side of the road.

$1.00 to get in; really what do you have to lose? And chances are you will learn something not to mention you will be looking at the modern world from the inside of a 130 year old historical structure.

8  Thank SamHaine
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Admission is only one-dollar per-person with free parking. A long walk from Fremont Street, but a very short drive. Upon entering the newly built visitor center you will be given a brochure and directed to a small screening room. Upon entering the screening room, by pushing a button on the wall, you will see a short film on the history of the fort. In the visitor center itself are many artifacts from the Piute Indians on up. The tour is a self-guided tour. For those who love history, this is a must see place.

5  Thank PaulMcCarthyHamburg
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I'm not sure I would visit here if I had little children, as I don't think they would find it interesting. For those interested in Las Vegas history, it's worth the visit. It's very close to the Museum of Natural History and the admission cost is only one dollar! They have a ten minute movie on the history of the Fort and nice displays throughout. There is a small gift shop also.

2  Thank stkn1
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

A small state park that gives you a perspective of where LV came from and why. Only costs $1. Lots of picnic tables. Well-written exhibits. Kids will love it, and adults will appreciate it.

2  Thank don666
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