Everyone thinks of Las Vegas as being the only thing there is in Nevada. Even though it’s the 7th largest state by area, it is also the 9th least densely populated state in the US. Most of the residents live in Clark County of course (where the city of Las Vegas resides), but with all that land there’s actually quite a bit to see and do! You can look back at our Christmas road trip and see some of the sites throughout the state, but even with a week on the road there’s plenty left to explore.
On a recent trip to visit my Mom, she found this incredible little day trip about 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. So we made reservations and drove out to see the Techatticup Mine in Nelson, Nevada.
After you’ve called to make reservations, you need to check in at the “ticket booth”. I think the tickets were $15 per person.
There is a lot to see aside from the mine. Like the succulent garden above, or the crashed airplane below.
This plane was used in the movie “3,000 Miles from Graceland”. You can see the clip here.
There are structures all around the property that you can go in and explore.
And about 15 minutes down the road by car you can get a pretty nice view of the Colorado River.
Even though we spent a week driving through Nevada, there’s always something new to explore. With that much open space I’m sure I’ll never come close to seeing all of the sites, but we’ll keep trying!