Not all that unusual in Las Vegas

Geodesic dome homes are not all that unusual in the Las Vegas valley. Designs of structures patented in 1954 by R. Buckminster Fuller led thousands of these structures being built around the USA. In this week’s Vegas Eye puzzle, we concede that this is yet another dome house. The question is — where is this one located?

dome house
Quite a nice view from the backyard of this home!
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. Where is this located?
2. What is the name of the picnic area located within 1/2 mile of this location?
3. There are three well-known birding areas located within walking distance from here — What are they called?

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6 responses on “Not all that unusual in Las Vegas

  1. Reminds me of a Vegas Eye puzzle that was posted years ago. It was definitely a different domed building and location, and I think that one remained unsolved. I’ll have to look into this and some of the previous puzzles as time allows.

  2. Dave,
    That would be great. Actually, if you send me a list of the unsolved ones… I will make a post providing all of those locations. I could look this up too — but it might not actually get done. I have lots of tasks these days.

  3. Troy,

    Thanks for jumping in. Yes, that is the location of the domed house and Red Springs Picnic park is a lovely place to see the morning light!

    Have to look at a map to get those names.


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