Explore Las Vegas real estate beyond the glitz, glamour and twinkling lights. At the Spring Preserve miles of trails meander through acres of Mother Nature’s desert glory. Various attractions provide educational and entertainment experiences.

Evidence of early residents living in Las Vegas  is visible all around. Pieces of a caretaker’s cottage, chicken coop and other items highlight historic railroad beginnings. Archaeological dig sites sit on the landscape where scientists have dated multiple adobe structures dating to the 1800’s. Dugout homes are semi-subterranean dwellings used from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. A particular dugout is thought to be the home of John Howell, the first African American Las Vegas Valley land owner. Ancestral Pueblan Pithouses are the earliest structures at the Preserve and are filled with archaeological finds such as pottery and tools. Those wanting to learn more about local history can hop aboard for a train ride. This 20 minute trek around Exploration Loop imparts significant information about the locale.

Trails take hikers, walkers and bicyclers through desert terrain where a variety of flora and fauna mix with wildlife creatures. The Butterfly Habitat is a seasonal haven for delicate insects loved by many. Periods during spring and fall the butterfly sanctuary is filled with the lightly winged colorful critters. Nearby in the Desert Tortoise Habitat visitors can meet up with Mojave Max. An ambassador for his endangered species, Max represents a small group of tortoises thriving in a state of the art enclosure by visiting school age children.

Conservation Is Key for Families Living in Las Vegas Homes

Las Vegas real estate goes green at the Desert Living Center. As part of the impressive Spring Preserve five buildings make up the center providing a place for gathering, interactive activities, exhibits, special events and more. Youngsters learn the art of conservation through fun in the Compost Crawl and Garbage Truck theater.

The Spring Preserve is definitely a hidden gem treasured by families from Las Vegas homes. With so much to see and do time management is a must. Broken down into segments the How to Spend Your Day at the Springs Preserve guide is very helpful. Get out and discover the great outdoors!