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A sunset over the Springs Preserve, seen from a distance

2018/2019 Highlights

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Our Mission

Create a visitor experience that builds culture and community, inspires environmental stewardship and celebrates the vibrant history of the Las Vegas Valley

Community Partners

History & Archaeology

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  • 1,438 class attendees learned about watersmart landscaping for sustainable desert living
  • 12,455 pounds of waste diverted from landfill to composting
  • 789,628 KWH solar energy generated with solar panels
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Awards & Accolades

  • Best Educational Family Outing and Best Interactive/Hands-on Attraction Nevada Public Radio and Desert Companion
  • Best Place to Take the Kids in Southern Nevada Nevada Magazine, 20th Annual Readers Survey
  • 2019 Award of Excellence TripAdvisor