Bonnie Springs Ranch
was originally built in 1843 as a stopover for the wagon trains going to California down the Old Spanish Trail.
In 1846, General Fremont,
on his way to California, stopped at what is now
Bonnie Springs Ranch to gear up for his trip through Death Valley. Since
1952, the ranch has been used as a tourist attraction.
Often called "an oasis in the desert"
where you can stop for a cool drink of spring water.
Today the grounds are a delight for locals and tourists alike. There is
a fine dinner house and a quaint cocktail lounge.
We have a wide variety of animals
for you to see in our zoo. Both native and
non-native, including Simba the Canadian Lynx and our beautiful wolves.