Bonnie Springs Ranch is a re-creation of an 1880 old western town. It’s something unusual and unique less than an hour from busy Las Vegas. It’s a very nice drive with the scenic Red Rock Mountains.
Today I got a taste of the old west town by looking at the rustic western buildings, with cowboy shows, a wax museum, gift shops, a petting zoo and a mini train ride. One of the cowboy shows is a hanging trial and gun fight and, of course, they had to pick me from the public to be the prosecutor. I hate when entertainers pick me to be part of the show.
The betting zoo is small, but cute. Some animals are in cages and others wonder around. I was surprised to see how calmed and receptive these animals were to our petting. There are a variety of animals including, but not limited to, pigs, llamas, guineas, chickens, sheep, goats and wolves. I think the animals were my favorite.
The restaurant, bar/saloon is very rustic and feels like you are in the old west. I had a pulled pork sandwich with fries and a soda and it was good. Facing the entrance of the restaurant, there is a pond with docks and turtles. Really nice…you know me, I love “agua.”
Admission is $10 and it's all worth it. The weather was perfect and I had a great time stepping back in time in Old Nevada.
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