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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

Kyle Canyon Rd, Mt. Charleston, NV
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.
Daily: seasonal hours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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