Ely, Nevada: Mule Mural, Other History Murals

A cartoon mule, several stories high, stands under a rainbow and enlivens the outside of the Hotel Nevada. Ely has many other history murals.

Hotel Nevada

Address:
555 Aultman St., Ely, NV
Directions:
Mule mural is on the west side of town, on the east-facing side of the Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall, on US 50/Aultman St. between 5th and 6th Sts.
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Mule Mural, Other History Murals

Hotel Nevada is promoting the addition of their Denny's, which took away a bit of charm -- but thats just us. The other murals around town are interesting.

[Kathy & Ron - Summer 2018, 07/01/2018]
Mule Mural and Other Attractions

There's a big long story behind this, which I don't know very well. I do know that it is terribly irritating when they run the Ghost Train and blow the whistle behind my house at 7am on the weekends. There is also a giant (like 4 or 5 story) mural of a mule on the side of the Hotel Nevada ↦ Gambling Hall on Aultman Street in Ely. Also, one block off of "downtown" Ely, there is a real red-light district that is still in operation. There used to be three brothels -- two shut down because of drug busts but the other, The Starlight Ranch, is still open for business.

[Nicole Freeman, 05/29/1999]

We can't vouch for the Ghost Train (or the brothels) but the big cartoon mule mural is photo-worthy....

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