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“A great afternoon”
Review of Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve
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US$14.99*
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Springs Preserve Admission
Ranked #70 of 459 things to do in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Surrey, UK
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A great afternoon”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Now the Nevada State Museum is open this is a good half day visit with something for all ages.
The entry is high for non nevada residents so take a local with and save money

Visited October 2013
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Frederick, MD
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“Interesting place to visit.”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We enjoyed spending a Sunday morning at the Springs Preserve. Unfortunately, the gardens and the train were not open this day. They have wonderful, hand's on exhibits that would be great for children.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Barbara CA
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Joy”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Within view of the Strip hotels; this gem is a great getaway from the hectic Las Vegas of tourism. The Preserve is very visitor friendly (and child) with knowledgable docents very evident and accessible. Don't let the reviews discussing the walking deter you. We are seniors and tend to be pretty slow! A tram is available to circle the property and features a great tape with information on the history and biota of the Preserve. Elevators serve the restaurant. The museum is well laid out and has a lot of hands-on exhibits for younger visitors. Self guided and easy to navigate, the museum is no problem for anyone.

Note: Marvel at the small amount of water power needed to move a huge piece of stone!


The preserve is easy to find and is bordered by Hwy 95 and 15. E of 15. It's a short drive from the strip; not sure about other transport.

We spent a great morning there and then had lunch at their restaurant. Cooks/help are students from local culinary school. (the preserve is very involved with local education and ecology causes)

Visited September 2013
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25 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful and very educational”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Nicely maintained and friendly staff. Very educational and an incredible value!! Great for adults like me but also wonderful for kids. Nice exhibits...u can easily spend a whole day or more here! The season pass is the best deal ever. Fun special speakers and events so u can go multiple times. A beautiful place!! Museum next door is also an incredible value with top-notch exhibits. SO gla dI got to see this!

Visited August 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
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“Awsome”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

It was a wonderful place.we walked the trail. It took about hour. Looked n took my time walking the trail. Also went into the museum. That was worth the two. Hours. Spent about 4n half hours. You can get a coupon. At loacl hotels. For 4 dollars off. Or if you are a u.s. bank member. You get free

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