History: The ranch was originally created in the 1840s, as a stopover for wagon trains heading to California. Bonnie McGaugh purchased the ranch in 1952, and it was subsequently named Bonnie Springs Ranch after her. Horseback riding, and a restaurant were added by the mid-1960s. Old Nevada, an 1880s western town replica, was opened at the ranch in 1974, followed by a zoo and a motel in the 1980s.
For many Vegas natives, Bonnie Springs is a staple of our child hood and holds dear memories. There has never been such a place in our town where wildlife and rescued animals are as well cared for and loved. Please don't let Bonnie Springs die. It is a part of Las Vegas and Nevada history and deserves to continue providing that old western, original Nevada experience.