Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

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7 / 10

7 expert reviews

“Though only remnants of the original structure remain, restoration and reconstruction have brought the compound back to life, and guides are on hand to answer any questions you may have.”

– Time Out

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"The remains of this historic fort are unspectacular, but they mark the spot where Las Vegas was first settled by non–Native Americans back in 1855." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Located downtown off Washington Avenue, the remains of the 150-square-foot adobe fort are now part of a state historic site, which also features a full reconstruction of the building." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"The first permanent non-native settlement in the Las Vegas Valley." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Although it was abandoned within a couple of years, today's visitors can get an idea of the hard-scrabble Mojave Desert life that early pioneers faced at this restoration." Full review
Where Where
"Recounts the history of Mormon missionaries, who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. Open Tu-Sa, 8 am-4:30 pm. $1 per person over the age of 12." Full review
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