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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

555 Aultman St., Ely, NV
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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Jailhouse Cell Block Steak HouseJailhouse Cell Block Steak House, Ely, NV - < 1 mi.
Nevada Northern Railway MuseumNevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely, NV - 1 mi.
Abandoned, Towering Ovens of WardAbandoned, Towering Ovens of Ward, Ely, NV - 15 mi.
In the region:
Antler Art Arch, Ely, NV - 29 mi.

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