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“Great Way to Explore the Beginnings of Las Vegas”
Review of Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve
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US$14.99*
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Springs Preserve Admission
Ranked #67 of 462 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We had a great time exploring everything the Springs Preserve had to offer. We found the restaurant to be delicious and the staff at the restaurant very accommodating. The Nature Exchange is a place we would like to return to exchange some of the items we have found during our travels. Highly recommend this spot if you have kids - or not!!

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

After going to a very crowded "free" day at Springs preserve last year (but still enjoying ourselves) I bought the family a year pass. We've been three times since then and have enjoyed it each time! Go early to see the lizards and snakes get fed (fun!) and play outside with the kids in a sand pit (archaeological dig) or turn the wheel on a well or walk through the train! Definitely not to miss: The new Nevada State Museum which is only open a couple of days a week (we saw it on a Saturday) - which houses wonderful things like a cave with bats (behind glass) and dinosaur bones and showgirl outfits! Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank mrsdrshot99
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

The Springs Preserve is a very attractive area, and some of the information is interesting, but not being from Nevada my husband and I paid $18.95 each which turned out to be somewhat of a rip off. The museum is educational, but everything in it is meant for small children. We were told by another visitor not to even bother visiting the gardens as there was nothing there. Also, the place was deserted, and the cafe/restaurant was closed. Altogether not a good experience for the money we paid. They have obviously spent a lot of money on this place as everything is very expensive-looking so I guess they're just trying to make their money back. Overall we felt it was a lot of fuss over nothing - not much to see or do unless you're 7 years-old or younger.

3  Thank pinksims
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

The lighting, the entertainment, the "reindeer rides" were all unique and very well done. We enjoyed the walks through the preserve and the hundreds of lighted trees; the fiddle band; the Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa lights; the kids riding the ponies with red antlers. And the Baileys and coffee really hit the spot on a chilly Dcember evening. We were pleasantly surprised by the Preserve, the intriguing layout of buildings, courtyards,mand walks. We'd been to a wedding here a few years ago but only saw a small part. We'll be back this Spring!

1  Thank VacaBoy
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Very large property but not much wildlife or exibits.

Thank lpucker
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