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View of Las Vegas skyline as seen from Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve

Our Mission

Commonly known as the "birthplace of Las Vegas," 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.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water for Native Americans living here thousands of years ago. In 1997, the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors approved a plan to develop a preserve to protect and manage the cultural, natural and water resources of the site, and the Springs Preserve opened to the public in June 2007.

Featuring museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system, the Springs Preserve has evolved into a world-class attraction providing a glimpse of the origins of Las Vegas.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a visitor experience that builds culture and community, inspires environmental stewardship and celebrates the vibrant history of the Las Vegas Valley.

Mother and daughter exploring the Springs Preserve

Experience Membership

Bronze and above memberships help support our mission and come with many exclusive benefits!

Video: Vegas' Looking Glass

The Springs Preserve is the premier place to explore Las Vegas' vibrant history.

Video: A Virtual Tour

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