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Springs Preserve, Las Vegas

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#2 of 17 in Wildlife Areas in Las Vegas
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Get to know the life that thrives in a desert at Springs Preserve, which extends across 73 hectares (180 acres) interlaced with walkways. Based on Las Vegas' original water source, the preserve includes botanical gardens, galleries, and event venues. Take a stroll along themed trails to learn about the various vegetation that grows in the desert, or marvel at the colorful creatures in the butterfly garden. While there, make sure you catch the super-realistic "flash flood" show. Learn local history from photographs in the museum, change up the scenery and explore the wetland habitat, and see if you can catch a show in the indoor theater (check the website for information). If you get hungry, stop by the onsite cafe. Plan your visit to Springs Preserve and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.
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  • I think this place is beautiful and has great events. Thr extra attractions like wildlife viewing and butterfly house should be included in the price of admission.  more »
  • The natural springs that used to burst out of the ground here are gone but this is the place that gave Las Vegas "The Meadows" its name. I recommend a visit. This is a fantastic value. there are 2 mai...  more »
  • Take the train ride around the Preserve so you can get an overview. The butterfly exhibit is amazing and the flowering cactus are beautiful! What a great treat just a hop skip and a jump from The Stri...  more »
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  • Love this place! Great exhibits that change every couple of months, terrific staff, clean facility, good food in the cafe that has nice views of Vegas. The Origin building has lots of hands-on exhibits for kids and plenty to see and do for adults too. A great place to visit any time of year. We have a family membership and visit often. They host special events throughout the year but buy tickets in advance because they always sell out!!
  • We spent almost 6 hours here, despite the heat. And there was much more we could have done. No butterfly exhibit during the summer. Both museums are great and so it the botanical garden which has both desert and wetland exhibits. The cafe was far superior to most found in museums, the gift shop attractive, and the volunteer docents knowledgeable.
  • Great place to visit. Very neat and clean with wonderful landscaping. It had a really interesting recycling exhibit when I visited and we had fun trying to crack rocks to see geodes. It wasn't the best butterfly exhibit I'd ever seen but perhaps it was just because it was still new when I saw it. I would definitely return when I'm in the area.
  • Very nice place to grab lunch and take a short hike in the middle of town. The gardens are nice and the museums are a great learning experience for children. They keep building and making improvements so it keeps getting better. Also I like that they don't hassle you for bringing a dslr camera. You need to gain photography permissions if you use a tripod but again it's not a big hassle like many places are. Great middle of town "escape" definitely try it out!
  • An excellent, creative, and evolving locale in the heart of the Vegas metro area. I definitely recommend making a trip. The only down side I saw was that way-finding is a bit confusing, especially if you prefer the pedestrian self-guided experience like me. If you're taking a tour or using the "train" to travel around, I imagine it would be a little better. Make sure you visit the State Museum next door as well. And the cafe - one of the better ones in Vegas for a quick and healthy bite.