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Standing in front of Bowers Mansion
New Washoe City, Nevada

Bowers Mansion

Historic home to one of the most famous women pioneers of the 19th century.
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Entrance to the National Bowling Stadium, with its 80-foot bowling ball sculpture
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
39.5295, -119.8121
Piper's Opera House today
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
39.3111, -119.6504
The figures have aged to a greenish patina.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
36.0167, -114.7391
Bonsai Rock is on the shore of the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
Washoe County, Nevada

Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eastern zen meets Western grit in these four little trees growing out of a rock on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.
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The interior of the saloon
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
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Goldfield Hotel main entrance on Columbia Street in 1976
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
37.7075, -117.2362
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A Gothic Palace, endless stalagmites, and pseudoscorpions wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
39.0054, -114.2206
Fly Geyser
Gerlach, Nevada

Fly Geyser

A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder.
40.8594, -119.3319
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Centralia.
Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
40.8088, -76.3424
Old Tonopah Cemetery
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
38.0721, -117.2385
Stokes Castle outside Austin, Nevada
Austin, Nevada

Stokes Castle

This railroad magnate's 19th century tower is more than a little bit out of place in the Nevada desert.
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A peaceful, ghost town porch affixed to a glass house
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
36.8974, -116.8291
A portrait of Szukalski's Last Supper attendees
Beatty, Nevada

Albert Szukalski's Last Supper

Twelve plaster figures inspired by da Vinci's famed fresco haunt the desert landscape above a real-life ghost town.
36.8946, -116.8307
The exterior of the saloon.
Goldfield, Nevada

Santa Fe Saloon

Get a taste of the Wild West and a glimpse into the Gold Rush in Goldfield, Nevada's oldest continually running business.
37.7127, -117.2315
Clown Motel
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
38.0723, -117.2377
Art and Architecture
Clarkdale, Arizona

Arizona Copper Art Museum

The state's only comprehensive museum dedicated to the mineral that defined its history and economy.
34.7711, -112.0568
Tonopah Mining Park.
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
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Eureka County Courthouse
Eureka, Nevada

Eureka County Courthouse

The current Eureka County Courthouse replaced an all-wooden structure that had previously been an ice-skating rink.
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Path to the six charcoal ovens
White Pine County, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

These huge stone ovens in the desert fueled the Nevada silver boom, and may have also been a hideout for outlaws.
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Ruins of the Wells Fargo building
White Pine County, Nevada

Hamilton Ghost Town

A Nevada mining boomtown that ran out of silver and luck.
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One of several ruined structures left behind in Delamar. Some were gradually dismantled by looters, looking for hidden stashes of bullion
Caliente, Nevada

Delamar Ghost Town

The eerie ruins of an isolated abandoned town nicknamed "the Widowmaker" for its deadly gold mine.
37.4573, -114.7695
Some remains of an original Ballarat building
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
36.0478, -117.2233
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. (matthigh/Flickr)
Death Valley, California

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Ten 25-foot high beehive-shaped kilns abandoned in Death Valley.
36.2467, -117.0761