Ghost Town Explorer Tour
Leave the wild times of Las Vegas behind to explore a whole new world on the Ghost Town Explorer Tour from Bindlestiff Tours. Your adventure begins with complimentary pick-up (and later, drop-off) service in either a modern SUV or Mini Bus at your Vegas hotel. Then, you’re off to the man-made engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam. Measuring in at 726 feet high and 1,244 feet long, this structure (the tallest of its kind in the country) and the neighboring Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, are showstoppers and the perfect way to begin your journey! Next, head to the old mining town of Chloride, Arizona, which was once a silver landmine and is now home to only about 250 residents. After taking a ride along historic Route 66, guests will find themselves in another ghost town, Oatman, Arizona, which is home to 150 residents and one ghost. Yes, you read that right! This poltergeist’s name is “Oatie the Ghost,” believed by locals to be the soul of William Ray Flour, an Irish miner who died behind the Oatman Hotel. Visitors will also revel in the awe-inspiring views of the Black Mountains, wild donkeys and tumbleweeds that give this area its distinct character. A drink at the local saloon in Oatman concludes your time in this ghost town, and you’ll head to one final stop, El Dorado Canyon, before returning back to Vegas with a drive through the Mojave Desert on the Veterans Memorial Highway.
There might not be a better way to spend a day on your Las Vegas vacation than seeing some of the outlying areas that give this region its distinct flavor. Seeing towns that were once incredibly busy now as literal ghost towns can let your imagination run wild as to what these places must have been like during their mining days. With knowledgeable tour guides, a tour size of no more than 14 guests and a delicious packed lunch, this is the perfect way to see the outskirts of Las Vegas! And if these old towns that seemingly haven't been touched by Mother Nature don't pique your curiosity, then the foreboding Black Mountains will certainly catch your attention. This 10-hour Las Vegas tour can be done for less with discount tickets from BestofVegas.com, so don’t delay in booking your reservation today!