Overton, Nevada: Lost City Museum

Built in 1935 to preserve artifacts from several ancient sites that were to be drowned by Lake Mead. Notable for its outdoor reconstruction of a Puebloan village. Sign warns, "Keep Off of Pueblos."

Address:
721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, NV
Directions:
South edge of town, on the west side of NV-169/S. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Hours:
W-Su 8:30-4:30. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
702-397-2193
Admission:
Museum $5. Outdoor pueblo free.
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Lost City Museum.

Lost City Museum

Formerly the Boulder Dam Park Museum, it was built in 1935 by the CCC to preserve artifacts from several ancient Puebloan (formerly Anasazi) sites that were to be covered by Lake Mead after the completion of Boulder (later Hoover) Dam. It is notable for its outdoor reconstruction of a Puebloan village.

[Elaine Calderon, 02/20/2021]

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