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Nestled within close proximity to Downtown Las Vegas, Springs Preserve is a natural park and cultural center devoted to commemorating the history of Las Vegas and promoting sustainability. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the preserve is a rich repository of desert botanical gardens, museums, and galleries. It is home to several life-sized displays, exhibits, and entities centered around building a green environment. this insightful preserve also hosts classes, lectures, and workshops built around the disciplines of cooking, archaeology, sustainability, arts, crafts, cultural studies and more. Serpentine trails cleave many wetlands and lush desert terrains at this sprawling preserve which is also home to an indoor theater and a historic photo gallery. A seamless synergy of nature, education, and conservation, Springs Reserve is a noble step towards replenishing the global environment.
A great place for bird-watching, picnics and gatherings—Wetlands Park is the habitat for numerous types of wildlife and birds. Located on a seven by one mile strip of land it covers 2900 acres. Open for visitors seven days a week, the place is rich ecologically. The nature preserve has walking trails, secondary trails, ponds and bird viewing spots. A quiet walk at the edge of the town, you might find just enough shade under the willow trees or picnic benches to rest a while before moving on.
The Farm is a far cry from the bright-lights-big-city feel of the Las Vegas strip. An educational venue and quaint sanctuary for a wide array of barn animals through the Barn Buddies Rescue, this spot in Centennial offers items such as produce, local honey and eggs in addition to a unique family experience. Children will be delighted to interact with the farm's gentle giants, including cows, ponies and goats.