Mt. Charleston, Nevada: Cold War Crash Propeller, Other Tributes

Among several outdoor tributes at a Visitor Center is a Cold War Memorial featuring propeller from a plane that crashed nearby on its way to Area 51.

Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway Center

Address:
Kyle Canyon Rd, Mt. Charleston, NV
Directions:
Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway Center. On the south side of Hwy 157/Kyle Canyon Rd just east of its junction with Hwy 158/Deer Creek Rd.
Hours:
Daily: seasonal hours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
702-872-5486
Admission:
Free
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Bent propeller.

Cold War Crash Propeller, Other Tributes

Great place to visit. More there than the propeller.

[Bill Debevc, 01/07/2023]

Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway.

Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway

The new Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway center has a computer controlled, state-of-the art building that is so sophisticated it requires its own weather station. A circular plaza contains seven metal rays projected outward representing the seven Paiute Indian Tribes, collectively known as the Nuwuvi.

There's also a memorial to the Silent Heroes of the Cold War containing a granite monument and a propeller from a military aircraft en route to Area 51 that crashed into Mt. Charleston while supporting the top-secret U-2 spy plane missions.

[Ronnie, 08/04/2015]

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