An incredible treasure in Las Vegas – 3

Continuing the series, a lot of people go to Las Vegas, at least before Covid. Some of them travel to nearby sights, such as the Hoover Damn. But in my book, the most incredible, mind-blowing thing to see in Las Vegas is a state park buried deep, deep within the city – in a location so remote that no tourists ever come here.

It’s called The Springs Preserve, and it is a “patch” of native desert that is kept in its pristine form, almost 200 acres in size. Believe it or not, it is built on the site of the very first water spring discovered in the desert, making city life here at all possible.

As you walk around, you can see a good example of just about every type of desert plant, such as this cactus that I thought made an especially artistic snap:


Inside the preserve you’re free to walk around on trails they’ve set up.  In upcoming photos I’ll show some of the amazing, mind-blowing things you can find in this wonderful place!