The Hundreds of fossil sites in the Upper Las Vegas Wash represent one of the most important assemblages of Ice Age animal remains in North America, dating from 10,000 to 250,000 years ago. Mammoths, ground sloths, camels, horses, bison saber tooth cat, dire wolf and giant North American lions lived right here in what is now Las Vegas. We have a vision that they can be preserved, researched and interpreted in an Ice Age Park for the benefit of students, scientist, Nevadans of all ages and tourist audiences.
Ice Age Park to include:
World Class Research Facility
Archeological and Paleontological library
Nevada State Parks, National Park Service, UNLV Las Vegas, Tule Springs National Register Site, National Science Foundation, Nevada Site Stewardship Program, Shadow Ridge High School and Gilcrease Paleo Camp.