Metropolis, Nevada: Modern-Day Ghost TownDied during the Great Depression. Didn't even exist until 1910.
- BLM Rd, Metropolis, NV
- Twelve miles northwest of I-80 exit 351 (Wells). Maps are available at the Wells Chamber of Commerce.
Visitor Tips and News About Modern-Day Ghost Town
There is a plaque in memory of Metropolis.[LasVegasBartender, 07/12/2014]
A succinct summary of the tragic fate of Metropolis, the bronze historical marker was added to the site by E Clampus Vitus in 2013. It notes: "Lack of water, a typhoid epidemic, rabbits and Mormon Crickets led to the town's demise."
Very cool! Wish I had been able to spend more time exploring. Make sure to take a vehicle that doesn't ride low to the ground, as the ruts were pretty deep. The dirt road veers off onto another, rougher road, so make sure you have a map and know where you're going.[Karren, 04/04/2012]
The ghost town of Metropolis is worth the detour. If going in winter, have 4-wheel drive.[Colynn, 01/12/2011]
Great ghost town. It's not a very long drive off the pavement. Worth a look if you're interested in ghost towns.[John Braun, 02/26/2005]
This is a more recent ghost town, first settled in 1910 and dead by 1935, so instead of rotting Old West buildings the remnants are concrete foundations of a school, hotel, etc. According to Howard Hickson's Histories: "Drought, water rights litigation, high interest rates, jackrabbits and Mormon crickets contributed to the demise of the town and surrounding farms."