The Las Vegas Mormon Fort - Las Vegas, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 36° 10.834 W 115° 08.031
11S E 667816 N 4005589
Quick Description: The Las Vegas Mormon Fort is located in the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 2:07:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMB3GD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member B Family
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Long Description:

"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. The fort was called Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. They successfully farmed the area by diverting water from the creek.Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which contains interpretive displays. The Visitor Center contains exhibits on the history of the site, as well as historic artifacts. Historic interpretation is and will remain the focus of the park.

Park Hours. The park and visitor center are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday, year round.

Entrance Fee: An entrance fee is charged to enter the fort, $1 per person over 12 years old and children 12 and under are free. Click here for all individual park fees by region. Click here for miscellaneous user fees."

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Please provide open/close hours if available: Not listed

Plaese advise if there is a fee to visit the site.: Not listed

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