Another Ghost Town- Nelson, NV

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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.

The Lowdown-

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!

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Sketchy cell phone reception

Wear closed shoes and dress for desert weather

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Directions from Las Vegas:

  1) Turn left to merge onto I-15 S toward Los Angeles
   
3.1 mi
  2) Take exit 34 for Interstate 215 E toward Airport/​Clark County 215 W/​Henderson
   
0.5 mi
  3)  Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-215 E/​Henderson/​Mc Carran Airport and merge onto I-215 E
   
11.0 mi
  4) Take exit 1 to merge onto I-515 S/​US-93 S/​US-95 S/​Great Basin Hwy/​Veterans Memorial Hwy toward Boulder City
   
8.8 mi
  5) Take the ramp onto US-95 S/​Veterans Memorial Hwy
   
10.2 mi
  6) Turn left onto NV-165 EGo past the “Modern” city of Nelson, drive 2 miles and you’ll be in the “Ghost Town of Nelson”

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/

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They used this plane in a movie…I think it was “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” but don’t hold me to it.

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and finally…

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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…

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