National Parks / Natural World

Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park Las Vegas

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Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park
500 E. Washington Ave
Las Vegas
NV
89101
Tel: (702) 486-3511

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Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The park and Visitor Center is open all year from 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. An entrance fee is charged to enter the fort. The first permanent non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley were a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. They successfully farmed the area by diverting water from the creek. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which serves as a visitor center with interpretive displays. Future development will include the re-creation of many historic features and a full-scale visitor center. Historic interpretation is and will remain the focus of the park. There are series of programs throughout the summer. The "Friends of the Fort" also provide a series of programs throughout the year. For more information about the "Friends of the Fort"
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    This truly is a hidden gem in Las Vegas. Many people - especially tourists - don't know about it. There is so much to learn here about the history of Las Vegas. If you love learning, I highly recommend visiting the Mormon Fort. Even if you aren't a history buff, just seeing the artifacts, the museum, and the fort itself is worth the trip. For $1/person, how can you go wrong? I must say, it's probably the best $2 I've spent in a long time for my son and me.

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    I havent gone here yet but for a buck i will probably visit more than once. Ill let everyone know how I like it.

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    Great place to visit. The movie was very informative.Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed! I bet someone didn't pick up...

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    I took my 3 kids, and we absolutely loved it, we found out from family later, that we are related to Rose Warren, so that was awesome we read about the settlers, did a tour and loved every second thank you,

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    Me and my brother are from Canada and was in Las Vegas for some vacation time and found this place by chance.I would like to say it's a great place to visit and the employes know a lot of the local history.Two thumbs up

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The Weather

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 90° F / 32° C
Humidity: 22 %
Wind: NE - 2 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 92° F / 33° C
Humidity: 20 %
Wind: NE - 7 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 88° F / 31° C
Humidity: 25 %
Wind: E - 8 MPH

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