Although now a world famous city, Las Vegas began in 1855 with a humble adobe fort along a creek. First settled by Mormon pioneers from Utah, the site later became the center of one of the most important ranches in southern Nevada. Now a state park, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort preserves and interprets the birthplace of Las Vegas. Join park rangers for one of our many unique Saturday programs and learn about Las Vegas’ pioneer heritage.Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration – Native Americans played an essential role in the Old Fort’s history, and we are going to be celebrating this unique and vibrant heritage. Come observe Native American dancers demonstrate their indigenous resilience through cultural presentations. Frybread will be available for sale.
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
NEVADAWEEN – Join park staff for this annual event that celebrates two of our favorite things: Nevada’s birthday as a state and Halloween. This family-friendly event will feature a haunted house, pumpkin painting, children’s games, a costume contest, the annual soup cook-off, raffle prizes and much more!
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. – 1 pm.
The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89101. Admission is just $1 per person for ages 13 and over, kids 12 and younger are free. (Cash or check only)