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Third Thursdays at Springs Preserve

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for Third Thursdays at the Springs Preserve! Start your evening at Divine Cafe’s Happy Hour, featuring live music and an ever-changing specially-priced food and cocktail menu, then stay for after-hours fun and discounted admission in Origen Museum, gift shop deals, and more!

Civil War Experience at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Try on civil war uniforms, learn to march and drill in formation, and participate in a skirmish with other visitors in this hands-on event. Learn from knowledgeable re-enactors and see historic weapons, including the arms carried by soldiers and a light cannon at this family-friendly event. WHERE: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 12 miles west of I-215 on Highway 159, just outside of Las Vegas at 6375 Highway 159, Blue Diamond, Nevada 89004. COST: Entry to Spring Mountain…

Civil War Experience

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Try on civil war uniforms, learn to march and drill in formation, and participate in a skirmish with other visitors in this hands-on event. Learn from knowledgeable re-enactors and see historic weapons, including the arms carried by soldiers and a light cannon at this family-friendly event. All ages are welcome. This event is free with your park admission.

Paint with a Ranger

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

When you pick up a brush you stop merely looking at the world and begin to see it. On this ranger-guided program you will go for a walk, find a quiet perfect place, and make a memory on paper. We will offer basic painting instruction and all the watercolor supplies you need to get started. Unlike most of our hikes, this one has a limited number of participants. Please call 702-875-4141 to reserve your spot. Group sign-ups will be limited…

Weekday Yoga on the Meadow

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come stretch your body and relax your spirit! Trained yoga instructors lead classes for all ages and ability levels here on our green, grassy fields. Bring your own mat. Entry to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is $9.00, and Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount. There is no charge to participate in this event.

Gifts From the Garden class

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? At our next gardens workshop, learn to make your own fun and festive gifts using materials found in nature! Reservations are required. Admission is $15 for Springs Preserve members; $20 non-members. Admission cost includes $10 non-refundable materials fee.

From Bones to Behavior: Human-Animal Relationships through Time

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Levent Atici, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Atici joined UNLV in 2007 and founded the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory in 2009. Atici’s research covers the full spectrum of human-animal interactions from hunting to specialized pastoralism. His current research program in his native Turkey comprises field work at multiple Neolithic (ca. 12,000 to 8000 years before Current Era) and Bronze Age (ca. 5000-3000…

Ranger-Guided Night Hike

December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us on a ranger-led hike to the moonlit-heights of Sandstone Canyon, and beneath the star-lit eaves of our three-hundred year old ash tree grove! We’ll glimpse what creatures come out at night, and see how moonlight transforms the Spring Mountain escarpment. This hike is about two miles long, and will cover rocky, uneven terrain. Please dress appropriately, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. This hike is appropriate for children ages seven and up. Dogs are welcome…

Traditional Hunting Workshop

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what it took to survive in Southern Nevada in our Traditional Hunting Workshop. Participants will learn how to use a spear thrower (atlatl) and shoot a bow and arrow in a fun and safe environment with our trained staff. Use the skills you learn on a virtual “hunt.” Limited to guests aged 12 years and up. Reservations are required. Spaces are extremely limited.

Springs Preserve Holiday Express

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 23 @ 6:00 pm

Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more! This special journey will include all of the quintessential holiday trimmings along the way—from snow to hot cocoa. Trips to Santa’s village depart 12 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5…

Old-Time Ranch Christmas

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you ever notice that a lot of our beloved Christmas songs come from the 1940’s and 1950’s? That’s the same era during which our Ranch House Visitor Center was built here at Spring Mountain Ranch State park. It has seen sixty-eight Christmases as a family home, a place for high-class society parties, and as a state park. We continue this long Christmas tradition by inviting you and your family to join us and celebrate the holidays at our Old…

Civil War Experience

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Try on civil war uniforms, learn to march and drill in formation, and participate in a skirmish with other visitors in this hands-on event. Learn from knowledgeable re-enactors and see historic weapons, including the arms carried by soldiers and a light cannon at this family-friendly event. All ages are welcome. This event is free with your park admission.

Civil War Experience at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Try on civil war uniforms, learn to march and drill in formation, and participate in a skirmish with other visitors in this hands-on event. Learn from knowledgeable re-enactors and see historic weapons, including the arms carried by soldiers and a light cannon at this family-friendly event. WHERE: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 12 miles west of I-215 on Highway 159, just outside of Las Vegas at 6375 Highway 159, Blue Diamond, Nevada 89004. COST: Entry to Spring Mountain…

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