Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Exhibit Opens At The Springs Preserve - Boomtown 1905!

Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town at the Springs Preserve’s new Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through historic re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, outdoor Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and mercantile store. Encounter interactive interpretative exhibits and period d├ęcor to learn about life in 1905-1920 Las Vegas. Take the Preserve’s trackless train to tour an original restored cottage built by the railroad in 1910, and visit representations of early businesses as you explore the faces and the places of Las Vegas’ past. This new addition to the Springs Preserve experience is open daily starting Saturday, February 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free for members or included with paid general admission.

HOW TO GET THERE: Once inside the Springs Preserve, Boomtown 1905 is a quick .25 mile (approximately 1200 ft.) walk north starting at the trailhead on the Exploration Loop Trail. If you prefer to ride, roundtrip train transfer tickets will also be available starting at 9:30 a.m. daily, with the last transfer leaving Boomtown at 4:30 p.m. every afternoon. Full length train rides, which also visit historical and archaeological sites and native habitats, are available every day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the start of every hour. Train ride and train transfer tickets are available for purchase at the main ticket window, the trailhead and the Arizona Club.

Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Train transfers available daily 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boomtown 1905 exhibits are free for members or included with paid general admission. Train transfer tickets are $2.00 for non-members, free for members and children 2 and under. Full length train rides are $5 non-members, $3 members, children 2 and under are free.  

Springs Preserve,
333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Ln. Between Alta Dr. and U.S. 95)
Las Vegas NV 89107

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