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Lost City Museum, Overton

4.3
#29 of 58 in Museums in Nevada
The Lost City Museum, formerly known as the Boulder Dam Park Museum, was built by the CCC conservation corps in 1935 and was operated by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts from the Pueblo Grande de Nevada archaeological sites. The museum is located in Overton, Nevada and is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.The Lost City Museum shares its location with an actual prehistoric site of the Puebloan Indians. In 1981 an extension of the museum was built incorporating some ruins in order to protect them and share them with the public. The museum has displays depicting the excavations of the sites, incredible artifacts unearthed during the project, pictures of the historical excavations, an excavated pithouse and reconstructions of the Puebloan houses. Pottery, shells, jewelry and many other examples that showcase the history of the early inhabitants are on display at this unique museum.The museum offers a reconstructed Puebloan house-site that is open to visitors.HistoryThe museum was established as a place to house and show the artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada which was going to be partially covered by the waters of Lake Mead as a result of building the Hoover Dam.
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  • Wonderful museum that is historic in its own right. If you want to learn the early history of man in southern Nevada you have no better place to go. I have visited it many times and always enjoy the v...  more »
  • This was a small, but interesting museum. It told about very early residents of Nevada. There were lots of real artifacts from many years ago.  more »
  • The museum is small and out of the way. The displays and movies are interesting, but nothing special. The outside displays are replicas of the dwellings. It is worth stopping in if you've just toured ...  more »
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  • Decent place but it needs a major intervention. I'm giving it a high rating because of the nice lady up front at the desk. She's very informative! Taught us about a few cool low key off road attractions.
  • Very interesting place. Learned lots and I'm usually not one to visit museums. Good place to take visitors.
  • A rare find tucked away in the middle of nowhere. Good info and great gift shop
  • This is an archaeological site. Worth the trip.
  • This is a hidden gem! Bring the family for learning and a picnic. There are shaded kennels free of charge for the family pet while you explore the ancient history of this amazing area. The staff love to answer questions. The gift shop stocks certified Native American Crafts. On the way to Lake Mead and Valley of Fire Parks.

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