The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is a must visit if you love nature and want to explore the history of Las Vegas. Here you will find a wide range of attractions including the Nevada state museum, origen museum, lush botanical gardens and nature trails.
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We’ve had the pleasure of visiting the preserve a few times. They have a rotating exhibit that we always like to check out every time it changes. It is a great family-friendly Las Vegas destination.
For food, the Divine Cafe is wonderful. The food is actually pretty good and it overlooks the preserve making it a wonderful place to have lunch. Try Thursdays for happy hour between 4:00 and 8:00. The menu changes from time to time and drinks start at just $2.
Plan to spend several hours at the preserve. There is a load of things to do at the Springs Preserve. Some of the attractions are outside so if you’re visiting during the Summer make sure you bring plenty of water and sun protection.
Things to Do at the Springs Preserve
Art Museum – The art exhibit changes from time to time and focuses on local artists.
Wildlife Exhibit – Our favorites are the gray fox and the pocket gopher
Botanical Gardens – They have guided tours of the gardens on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 and 12:30
Origen Museum – Discover the rich history behind the preserve
Nevada State Museum – A nice museum where you can learn about Nevada’s mining history and see some of the prehistoric animals that used to call this place home.
Traveling Exhibit – The traveling exhibit changes every couple of months so be sure to check it out during your visit
Boomtown 1905 – Authentic Las Vegas homes circa 1905!
Flash Flood Exhibit – Experience a desert flash flood
Educational Classes – Check out the calendar at Springs Preserve to see the full list of classes
Cooking Classes – The cooking classes are usually held at night and you can learn from professional chefs
Divine Cafe – Good food and a view, what more could you ask for?
DesertSol – Sustainable living house, it’s cute, adorable and it runs off of solar power
Nature Trails – Take a walk through the trails or rent a bike if you want
Train Ride – There is a 20 minute train ride that goes through the desert trails and offers a nice history of the preserve during the tour
Butterfly Habitat (seasonal) – If you are visiting during the Spring or Fall do not miss the awesome butterfly habitat
Teaching Garden, Workshops and Classes – On our last visit, the staff said the teaching garden would be opening soon but you can also check out the gardening workshops and classes that the Springs Preserve currently has
Waterworks (coming soon)
There’s plenty more to do at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas but these are just some of our favorite attractions. Have you been to the Springs Preserve? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments down below.