Trip Planner:   USA  /  Nevada  /  Overton  /  Museums  /  Lost City Museum

Lost City Museum, Overton

(100+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum
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.
To visit Lost City Museum on your holiday in Overton, and find out what else Overton has to offer, use our Overton vacation trip planner.
Source
Create a full Overton itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Overton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Overton by other users

21 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in California & Nevada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Overton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Surprisingly well appointed museum in an unlikely town. Friendly volunteers, interesting artifacts. A labor of hard work to bring this to fruition. Worth a short visit.  more »
  • We were staying in Overton as a base for the valley of Fire (Reviewed by me separately) and decided to visit the Lost City Museum while there. We were in for a most pleasant surprise. The museum build...  more »
  • Been coming here since i was a kid. now my kids Love it even though we live here they always want to go again and again. Its not super big neat displays and huts to go thru little kids love those. cut...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • This is an archaeological site. Worth the trip.
  • A rare find tucked away in the middle of nowhere. Good info and great gift shop
  • 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.