Many people in Vegas call the whole area Nelsons Landing, but Nelsons Landing is actually a cliff jumping area not far from Nelson’s ghost town.
Nelson’s ghost town, on the other hand, is a mix of a garbage dump, an outdoor art exhibition and a tribute to man. It is easy to understand why it is popular among photographers and videographers, because it looks like a movie set, except that it is a real thing (minus airplanes). In both of our visits we saw several photo shoots.
Located just five miles away from the Colorado River, the Spaniards discovered it as El Dorado. It houses the Techatticup mine (or the El Dorado canyon mine). It used to be home to one of the biggest booms in Nevada, resulting in both bloody labor disputes and disagreements over ownership.
But due to its position in the El Dorado canyon, it was subject to floods, which made it uninhabitable. The remaining devastated buildings, machinery and Texaco station are what is left of the city of Boomtown.
There are also some really popular crashed planes on the spot, but they are not historical, but film props 3000 miles to Graceland.