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Nelson Ghost Town, Nelson

#7 of 22 in Historic Sites in Nevada
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126 reviews
  • July 15, 2017
    Poor planning on our part and we missed the mine tour. I would have loved to see it. However we were made to feel welcome and enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. After our visit we continued t...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Nelson Ghost Town is located 70 km South-East from Las Vegas. You will find the place by running South on 95 and turning of the Higway road 165. Intent over Nelson City and immediately after meetings you Nelson Ghost Town. There's not really a real ghost town, a family who live on site. It has also never been a real city, but a mine camps. But the site is interesting to visit, there are a number of old buildings, just as there is a shortage of old machines and cars. There is on site a fun little shop, which also goes by trips to the old mines. If you go out of the way, you'll come to a vantage point above the Colorado River.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Drove out there with no exceptions and found some wonderful photo opportunities. The surround area with cactus, rusted old cars and junk with the background of mountains was perfect. Very rustic, incr...  more »
  • June 1, 2017
    Been there several times. Love it there. The people are very friendly and helpful. So many places for photo ops. It's worth the drive. Highly recommend going!
  • May 14, 2017
    It's a nice get away. The mine tour was great!! We learned a little bit of history of how the miners worked plus how the place came about. Worth the drive
  • April 11, 2017
    Fun place to wander. Friendly staff. The tour fills up so if you are pressed for time make a reservation. It is very remote so be prepared.
  • March 15, 2017
    More tourist stop than ghost town. People actually live in many of the buildings. If you want authentic, head to Rhyolite.
  • March 4, 2017
    A nice collection of Retro objects, in an abandoned mining town.

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