A Trip Into The Past, Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada. In Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada you will lose track of time, to say the least. The entire town of Bonnie Springs is a family attraction. The town of Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada is a replicated 1880’s Wild West town complete with wooden sidewalks, a General Store, and gunfights in the streets (actors and pretend guns, of course).
Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada began as a stop on the Old Spanish Trail for the wagon trains back in 1846, and has since been a popular watering hole. In the 1950’s a New Yorker named Al Levinson headed west and met, and married, a showgirl from Las Vegas named Bonnie, who taught Al an appreciation for the old west. The couple purchased the land and began to turn it into a tourist attraction by restoring the existing old west buildings and adding artifacts that they found over time.
The town that became known as Bonnie Springs is actually the ranch that was purchased by the Levinsons, who made it what it is today, a step back in time. The motel is a great place to stay, with horseback riding and near the free petting zoo, which looks out over the desert complete with cacti, sagebrush, and rock formations. You might even see a wolf, wild donkey or gila monster roaming around during your visit.
One of the main attractions that the whole family will love, especially the kids, is the posse. Yes, an actual posse will ride through town looking for the bad guy, and they need the kids’ help to find him. This is an interactive wild west show that runs on the weekends and holidays. You can also take a miniature train ride – the bad guy might just be on the train, you know.
The kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning about history during your visit to Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada. Sure you can take the kids to the wax museum for a history lesson, but the whole town is a historical tour of the old west. There are no buildings with false fronts. All of the buildings in Bonnie Springs are authentic through and through. And all of the occupants will welcome you in, just as they would have in the 1800’s.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
1 Gunfighter Lane
Blue Diamond, Nevada 89004