Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Las Vegas

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#9 of 9 in Historic Sites in Las Vegas
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, a United States National Monument near Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, was established in 2014 to protect Ice Age paleontological artifacts. The 22,650acre monument is administered by the National Park Service.
The national monument is located in the Upper Las Vegas Wash and protects part of the Tule Springs. The wash area also includes several patches of the rare Las Vegas bear poppy. The land was designated after a local campaign to permanently protect the landscape as a national monument.
Fossils found at the site include Columbian mammoths, camelops and American lions, and range from 7,000 to 250,000 years old.
The Tule Springs Fossil Beds passed both houses of Congress in December 2014 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 19, 2014 under Section 3092(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015.
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  • Had to ask rangers what the cactus where. She said Yuccas and Joshua’s. They were doing a year long clean up from hikers and target practice folks . Really pretty to look at. Take a hike. Use extreme ...  more »
  • At first glance, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument looks like a scene out of a documentary on Mars or some forbidden planet. But, be alert, visitors have a reasonable chance of discovering Ic...  more »
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  • Love this place. This is one of my most favorite places a well-kept secret and one of the many attractions other than casinos low cost low budget Great Adventure
  • Cool place to check out! Great place to take your dogs or just for a walk. You can also ride your bike here too. Good picture spot as well. This place is also a lot bigger than you'd think. No bathrooms here. No tables or anything. But just good walking and hiking.

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