Stay Cool While Enjoying Sizzling Hot Entertainment at Spring Mountain RanchIf you’re looking to escape the summer heat and get away from it all–Spring Mountain Ranch is the perfect place! Located only 10 miles off of the 215 and West Charleston intersection; it offers unique hiking grounds, up-close views of the magnificent mountain range and our personal favorite: the outdoor summer theatre series.
Whether you’re a furry friend or just a family looking for fun you will love this interactive theatre experience. It’s a great way to cool down from the summer heat. At 3,800 feet, Spring Mountain Ranch is usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley making this the ideal getaway.
The theatre is equipped with state of the art lighting and an enhanced sound system making every inch of the grassy meadow the best seat in the house. As the sun sets, sit back and enjoy the live theatre under the stars. You won’t be disappointed with productions such as Oklahoma! it is often called “the Las Vegas equivalent of Hamilton.”
The “Super Summer Theatre” series runs every Wednesday through Saturday, May through September. Performances begin at 7:05 p.m. It’s a great family fun activity for all ages or a romantic date night under the stars. We suggest you bring a blanket, grab your favorite chardonnay and pack a picnic. Lawn chairs are allowed and also available for rent. Outside food and alcoholic beverages are also permitted.
Why not make it an all-day adventure? Come early and catch a tour of the main ranch house. You will step back in time to an 1860s blacksmith shop, roam the Wilson Cemetery and visit a chinchilla shed. Tours are available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the public. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the former luxury retreat of German actress Vera Krupp and millionaire Howard Hughes. Here you’ll get a glimpse of Howard Hughes' bar as well as personal belongings of the glamorous Vera Krupp. The tour ends at the gift shop where you can indulge your inner foodie and get a taste of their featured cactus jelly and cactus syrup, a local favorite.
As you make your way down to the theatre feel free to roam the grounds and enjoy the unique landscape and wildlife the park has to offer. One of the park’s hidden gems, Lake Harriet is home to a variety of ducks and endangered pool fish. As you walk around, you will find that there are many great spots that make for frame-worthy photos. Remember to enjoy the breeze and all the tranquility it has to offer as you escape the heat in one of Nevada’s most memorable parks.
Spring Mountain Ranch is open year-round for everyone to enjoy and offers a wide range of events and activities such as water days, afternoon yoga in the meadow, costumed role playing and reenactments of historical events, including tales of early settlers and the Civil War. For show and ticket information call (702) 594-7529.
For more details on upcoming events follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/SpringMountainRanchStatePark or visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch