Visitors head to Bonnie Springs to bid farewell to a Las Vegas attraction

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A beloved attraction near Las Vegas that is getting ready to close is attracting a lot of visitors. Bonnie Springs Ranch is being sold to make way for a housing development.

The Old West-themed destination first opened in 1958. For decades, families have been visiting the petting zoo, restaurant, hotel, and shops.

The animals will be relocated to new homes. 

Memories at the ranch go way back for some Las Vegans have been visiting it since they were youngsters.

“If it was the summer we’d ride early and have breakfast at Bonnie Springs and if it was colder and we were riding later, we’d stop there and have lunch,” said Kathie Clinesmith, who used to ride horses in the area in the 1980s.

For others, the announcement of the upcoming closure, sparked their interest to visit for the first time.

“It was a nice experience,” said Nancy Meinel, visiting Bonnie Springs for the first time. “It’s kind of sad that it is closing up cause we don’t have anything like that anymore out here in good old Vegas.”

Bonnie Springs is closing to the public on Sunday, March 17.

There is an auction in the works but details have not been released.

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