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Nelson Ghost Town | Eldorado Canyon

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

It was originally founded dating back to the 1700s by the Spaniards. It was previously called El Dorado and is home of the Techatticup Mine, or El Dorado Canyon Mine. A flash flood hit the village and destroyed a majority of the village.


Today, Nelson Ghost Town is an abandoned, historic gold mine in the southern region of Nevada that is now used as a tourist attraction. It is located in Eldorado Canyon, just over 45 minutes from Las Vegas.


Tucked away in the desert, Nelson Ghost Town is one of the most famous ghost towns in the Las Vegas area. You can take tours through Nelson Ghost Town to see restored buildings and housing, retro signs, photos and relics.


Nelson Ghost Town Wedding


Whether you live in Nevada and are looking to make a day trip or are planning a destination wedding, Nelson Ghost Town makes the perfect spot for a wedding celebration like no other.

A wedding in Nelson Ghost Town

There’s nothing like a western sunset in the desert to make for beautiful wedding photos.

With all of the rustic and vintage-inspired vehicles, gas pumps, barns and buildings, Nelson Ghost Town has so many scenic props that could make beautiful backdrops for a wedding ceremony.

Nelson Ghost Town wedding party

The site also offers other photo opportunities such as a saloon and even remains from a plane crash that was used for the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland that was previously shot there.

Nelson Ghost Town wedding party

Nelson Ghost Town is located in the desert, so you’ll see beautiful cacti, mountains and even the Colorado River Valley all around you. This is what makes this ceremony site so unique compared to others.

A wedding in Nelson Ghost Town

Nelson Ghost Town Photography


Having a wedding in this historic ghost town means lots of unique wedding photos.


At Adventure Weddings LV, we specialize in offering unique weddings that can only be found here in Las Vegas. We want to create wedding adventures in the Southern Nevada area that go beyond a chapel.

A wedding in Nelson Ghost Town

Having arranged many weddings in the past, we have the award winning skills to give you the intimate Las Vegas wedding with your closest family and friends of your dreams.


If you’re a couple who likes to think outside the box, consider a Nelson Ghost Town wedding to get a once in a lifetime wedding experience and some unique photos of your wedding day.

A wedding in Nelson Ghost Town

Tie the knot in your dream destination with Adventure Weddings LV.


You can view our gallery on our website and contact us to make your wedding unforgettable.

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