Nelson Ghost Tow, is a mix between a junkyard, outdoor art display, and a tribute to the old times. It’s easy to see why it’s popular among photographers and videographers because it looks like a movie set.
Located just five miles away from the Colorado River, Nelson was known as El Dorado by the Spaniards who discovered it. It is home to the Techatticup Mine (or El Dorado Canyon Mine). It was once home to one of the largest booms in Nevada, which also resulted in bloody labor disputes and ownership disagreements.
But because of its location in the El Dorado Canyon, it was susceptible to flash flooding making it uninhabitable. The remaining weathered buildings, machinery, and Texaco station are what’s left of the boomtown.There are also some really popular crashed planes on-site, but those aren’t historical but rather movie props from 3000 Miles to Graceland.