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Clark County: Bonnie Springs Ranch sold for $25M

Posted at 7:53 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 23:08:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Closing documents on a longtime popular Wild West attraction in Southern Nevada listed the selling price of the property.

Thursday, Clark County said the more than 60-acres of land that held Bonnie Springs Ranch sold for $25 million.

The ranch was a favorite of locals since opening as a tourist attraction in the late '50s with founder Bonnie Levinson (McGaugh) until it closed on March 17.

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Bonnie Springs was complete with a restaurant, petting zoo, hotel, and roaming cowboys - including a replica of an old Nevada western town.

However, Levinson passed away at age 94 in 2016, and the ranch has been sold to developers who have plans of tearing down portions of the site and building at least 20 houses.

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Despite a Care2 petition gathering more than 55,000 signatures of support to save Bonnie Springs, the Clark County Planning Commission approved development plans back in February.

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"We're hoping that the new owner will want to keep some of the original items. That would be great," Heather Fisher, president of the non-profit Save Red Rock, said.

When the purchase of the land was first reported in January, developers said the team understands the public's attachment to the area.