The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural attraction located a few miles off the Las Vegas Strip that features botanical gardens, trails, museums, galleries and entertainment venues.
While there is a charge to visit the indoor museums and galleries, the trails and gardens (as well as a terrific children’s playground) are free to the public!
Four trails at the Springs Preserve lead visitors through both a cultural and environmental history of the Las Vegas Valley. The trails are open daily from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Each trail features interpretive displays allowing visitors to experience the Springs Preserve in its natural environment. Discover how Native Americans, early settlers and Mormon missionaries relied on the Springs to survive. More than 1.8 miles of trails wind through picturesque landscapes and lead to the Preserve’s cienega, a desert wetland that serves as a tranquil home for hundreds of native plant, bird and animal species.
The eight-acre botanical Gardens at the Springs Preserve features a wide range of desert landscapes and demonstrate native and non-native desert plant life with interpretive stations and hands-on activities. Unique features of the garden include the Watering Can Theater for irrigation instruction, the Tool Shed Theater, a children’s theater featuring molded mushroom-shaped chairs, a weather station with real-time weather data, the Enabling Garden, which demonstrates options for people who have physical challenges, and the Frame House, a 70-seat kitchen area for outdoor cooking demonstrations.
Botanical Garden Guided Walk
Join our experts for a free guided walk through our beautiful Botanical Garden at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Hours: Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
To get to the springs, from Downtown Las Vegas drive north from the Strip on U.S. 95 for about 4 miles. The Springs Preserve is located between U.S. 95 and Alta Drive.