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NELSON GHOST TOWN

Explore the abandoned buildings and rich history

Walk in the footsteps of former outlaws in this famous abandoned gold mine.

In the late 1800s, in the heart of the Mojave desert, Nelson Ghost Town was a prosperous mining community known for the possibility of striking gold. With the reputation of granting its’ occupants unimaginable riches, soon Nelson was overrun by outlaws and delinquents. Eventually, law enforcement was able to clean up the streets, and by 1941, the mine was closed down, leaving behind an eerie presence of what it once was. 

Today, you can experience a taste of the old wild wild west as Nelson Ghost Town is only about 50 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip. Tour this abandoned ruin and see dozens of historic pieces forever frozen in time. 

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