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Metropolis, Nevada: Modern-Day Ghost Town

Died during the Great Depression. Didn't even exist until 1910.

BLM Rd, Metropolis, NV
Twelve miles northwest of I-80 exit 351 (Wells). Maps are available at the Wells Chamber of Commerce. Watch out for rattlesnakes.
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Modern-Day Ghost Town

Stop in Wells first and check about road conditions, we almost got stuck in the mud. We had to turn around.

[Tami, 04/02/2019]

Ghost town.

Modern-Day Ghost Town

Nice memorial. Interesting, uplifting and sad.

[Jeff & Jo, 09/14/2018]

Ghost Town.

Modern-Day Ghost Town

Only two buildings left. Not much to see today for the nearly hour detour. Neat marker there.

[Rob C, 05/28/2015]

Ghost Town plaque.

Metropolis, Nevada: Modern-Day Ghost Town

There is a plaque in memory of Metropolis.

[LasVegasBartender, 07/12/2014]

A succinct summary of the tragic fate of Metropolis, the bronze historical marker was added to the site by E Clampus Vitus in 2013. It notes: "Lack of water, a typhoid epidemic, rabbits and Mormon Crickets led to the town's demise."

Ghost town of Metropolis.

Modern-Day Ghost Town

Very cool! Wish I had been able to spend more time exploring. Make sure to take a vehicle that doesn't ride low to the ground, as the ruts were pretty deep. The dirt road veers off onto another, rougher road, so make sure you have a map and know where you're going.

[Karren, 04/04/2012]

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