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Old 09-29-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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I went with my family to the Springs Preserve today. What a wonderful place! I recommend that every local and tourist check it out! The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert looks like a winner!

Springs Preserve - Official Web Site (http://www.springspreserve.org/html/home.html - broken link)
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:45 PM
 
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I went with my family to the Springs Preserve today. What a wonderful place! I recommend that every local and tourist check it out! The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert looks like a winner!

Springs Preserve - Official Web Site (http://www.springspreserve.org/html/home.html - broken link)
Sounds good, but why on a Tuesday night----- just kidding.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I went with my family to the Springs Preserve today. What a wonderful place! I recommend that every local and tourist check it out! The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert looks like a winner!

Springs Preserve - Official Web Site (http://www.springspreserve.org/html/home.html - broken link)
It is nice, just too expensive. Even the volunteers think so. They need to restructure their rates.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Thanks for the report, been meaning to get out there now that the weather's nice.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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It is nice, just too expensive. Even the volunteers think so. They need to restructure their rates.
I thought the same thing, until I finally ponied up and went. Everything in there is first class. We spent the entire day there and still didn't see everything. There is a discount for locals as well.

If you can't afford $14, then the trails and gardens are still open for a suggested donation of $6, which means that you don't have to pay anything if you don't want to.

Or you could alway visit a casino for "free"
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
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I went with my family to the Springs Preserve today. What a wonderful place! I recommend that every local and tourist check it out! The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert looks like a winner!

Springs Preserve - Official Web Site (http://www.springspreserve.org/html/home.html - broken link)
the cafe there is good as well. nice views and good food. we have a friend who works there so we have been getting lunch there weekly. always good.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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I thought the same thing, until I finally ponied up and went. Everything in there is first class. We spent the entire day there and still didn't see everything. There is a discount for locals as well.

If you can't afford $14, then the trails and gardens are still open for a suggested donation of $6, which means that you don't have to pay anything if you don't want to.

Or you could alway visit a casino for "free"

$14 is easy... the holdback with me is that it's over $50 for the entire family. How many of the exhibits are the kids going to enjoy? Is it worth it when there are so many other parks around that aren't going to cost us $50 for a visit?

Of course, the kids would enjoy a simple walk in the desert, then a trip to the Grand Canal Shops to see the living statues and jugglers and other performers... oh, I forgot, that's in a casino!
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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If they just charged the locals $5 each, and kids under a certain age for free, they'd get droves of locals and make more money.
I'm going to wait until the price ever drops, or a two for one deal.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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If I remember correctly, the family pass for an entire year is $70. After getting inside and seeing how much there was to offer, I wish I'd just done that.

I would say that at least half of the exhibits are aimed at kids and the children's playground is awesome too. Obviously, it can't fit everyone's budget, but after seeing all that was put into making this place so nice, I can no longer complain about the price.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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Ok, Chest, you talked me into it. :-) I'll put it on my list.
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