Nelson, the old ghost town left untouched to its original state…
The official name of this place is Nelson Ghost Town. It was abandoned for some time before being purchased by the present owners. Most of the ghost towns were completely rebuilt back to original state and roped off like a museum but this is the least touched out of them all and it’s probably the least commercialized.
This place is located in South Nevada in Nelson, El Dorado Canyon. Infact it was first named “El Dorado” by the Spaniards when they first discovered it back in 1775.
You can easily spot here many vintage vehicles, mainly trucks but also cars and a lot of vintage original memorabilia.
In this ghost town there were 3 mines in operation between the 1859 and 1945 at the end of World War II. It was one of the first major gold strikes in Nevada.
In the movie “3000 Miles to Graceland” with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russel, this area was partially used to blew up an airplane.
If you are a vintage motors lovers or just a general vintage fan or if you like the US history, maybe a visit to this forgotten place could be worthy even just out of curiosity.
Watch the video tour of this strange place in the next page below!