Nelson Ghost Town: You’ve had the glitz. Come experience the grit.

Explore the Wild Wild West with private tours, weddings & photography

Explore the Wild Wild West with private tours, weddings & photography
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When was the last time you tapped into your wild side? Walk in the footsteps of outlaws and create your own legend at Nelson Ghost Town.
This immersive southern Nevada landmark is steeped in Western lore and scenery. It’s the perfect desert adventure for anyone looking to add some thrill to their Vegas vacation. You’ve had the glitz. Come experience the grit.
Just like Lewis and Clark needed Sacagawea, every Western expedition needs a trail guide, and that’s where Scenic.Vegas comes in.
Forget sitting on a bus and watching out the window. Our custom tours get your boots on the ground in Eldorado Canyon, where many of Nevada’s most notorious desperados collided in the Mojave Desert. You’ll visit the Techatticup Mine, where the action started in 1861. Along the way, you see many artifacts and curiosities from the last 150 years.
Ready to hitch a ride? Get your posse together and call (702) 515-1100 to schedule your tour today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Nelson Ghost Town from the Strip?

Nelson Ghost Town is close enough for the perfect day trip from Vegas. Depending on when you leave, it can take you roughly 45-60 minutes to get from one to the other. But once you’re here, it’ll feel like you traveled back in time.

Can I get married at Nelson Ghost Town?

Yes, cowboys and cowgirls get hitched all the time at Nelson Ghost Town. We’ve photographed weddings at this location for more than a decade. Wedding couples love the combination of the natural views with the rustic features.

Is Nelson Ghost Town good for photos?

Yes. You’ll find many picturesque locations that can serve as a backdrop for your group or family photos. The area is especially popular for weddings because it offers a perfect blend of desert landscape and American charm.

How did Nelson Ghost Town get its name?

The area first landed on the map as the Techatticup Mine in 1861, but when the precious metals dried up, so did the population. For years, the area was considered uninhabitable. The town of Nelson is nearby, and the two became associated together over time.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes. Our tours are private and can be customized to fit your schedule. There may be other groups in the mine at the same time, but our packages are designed for maximum exploration. Bring along as many people as you want. We can accommodate groups up to 20.