I just can’t get enough of GHOST TOWNS and Nelson, NV does NOT disappoint. In contrast to the desolate surroundings of Rhyolite, Nelson is a jumpin’ little Ghost Town oasis also in the middle of nowhere. Be prepared for a very pretty desert drive!
Hollywood loves Nelson! Many movies and music videos have been filmed here and they actually carry the DVD’s/pictures in their gift shop/mini-museum.
NOT wheelchair friendly
A nice little stroll/exploration- I wouldn’t say a workout but about a slow walking hour.
Food/Drink: They have a store but I’d bring water
Kid Friendlyish- Really cool for kids over 7 maybe. One’s who listen and don’t touch because there is a lot of rusty metal lying around!
BRING A CAMERA
Sketchy cell phone reception
Wear closed shoes and dress for desert weather
Directions from Las Vegas:
Check in with the Office before you embark on your journey into the past…be nice and buy something cool in the gift shop to help support Nelson! FYI- They have a Silver Mine on the premises and they off tours in advance.
Here’s the link to the tours they offer: http://www.eldoradocanyonminetours.com/
They used this plane in a movie…I think it was “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” but don’t hold me to it.
Our hosts are ready to throw us out and go to bed!
I had a GREAT time here and spent longer than I had anticipated. I will definitely return with my Grandson when he listens a little bit better…