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Ghost Towns & Aliens in Old Nevada

Overview

Featuring Goodsprings, Rhyolite, Gold Point, Goldfield, Tonopah, Manhattan, Belmont and the Extraterrestrial Highway

Details

  • 2 nights at the Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas; 2 nights at the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah
  • Begin with the Goodsprings Ghost Hunt -  hear the heartbreaking story of Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, learn how to use an EMF (Electronic Magnetic Field) meter to detect the "presence" of ghosts
  • Visit genuine ghost towns - 6 in all - from Las Vegas to Tonopah
  • Visit the legendary "Clown Motel" and see the courthouse under restoration in ghostly Belmont
  • Travel the Extraterrestrial Highway - home of the secret Area 51, where countless UFO sightings have been recorded
  • 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Roundtrip airfare to/from Las Vegas
  • Door-to-door airport transportation
  • 2200/2400 Gold Passport Points

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1.

Your flight arrives in Las Vegas early afternoon.  Check into your hotel, then join us for a great pizza/pasta dinner at Grimaldi's.  Later, visit the Neon Museum, where old Vegas signs live on.  Then we are joined by our guide who will narrate the history of "The Strip" and point out some of Vegas' most haunted spots. Gold Nugget Hotel - 2 nights (D)

Day 2.

The morning brings a colorful look at Vegas history with a visit to The Mob Museum.  Take the afternoon off before heading to Goodsprings this evening for an authentic Ghost Hunt.  After a couple of minutes of instruction, chances are good you'll be talking to the spirit world.  The Pioneer Saloon is the place where Clark Gable waited for word on his wife, Carole Lombard.  Alas, Gable burned holes in the bar with his cigar and his died in the mountains in a plane crash.  We'll enjoy a casual meal at the old saloon and explore town after dark, ghost meters in hand. (FB,D)

Day 3.

Rhyolite, Gold Point and Goldfield are on the itinerary today as you journey north from Las Vegas to central Nevada. From a house made of glass to a former McDonald's franchise operator turned ghost town owner, you'll see the sights and meet the characters that make them legendary. Goldfield is just south of Tonopah, and has a colorful history.  Learn about the world championship title fight, which took an astounding 42 rounds, held there in 1906. Yes, Goldfield was a boom town like no other around the turn of the century.  Today, it's a sleepy, dusty town in the middle of nowhere. Arrive in Tonopah in late afternoon.  Tonight, dine in the Jack Dempsey Room and listen to stories about the ghosts who roam the hotel.  Mizpah Hotel - 2 nights (FB, L, D)

Day 4.

Establish in 1865 following a silver strike, Belmont is one of Nevada's most spectacular ghost towns. Level streets, a few residents in town to keep things in order, it's a great place to explore! Our guides live in town and is helping to restore the old courthouse.  A fascinating look at a ghost town on a comeback.  There's also a side trip to Manhattan.  Back in Tonopah explore the "famous" Clown Motel. (FB, L)

Day 5.

The drive back to Las Vegas is on the Extraterrestrial Highway. This area was "off limits" to the public for many years.  Heck, the government didn't even want to admit its existence.  Travel through the tiny town of Rachel and perhaps meet some of the residents.  You've gone from ghosts to outer space in just 24 hours! Our return flight from Las Vegas departs in the early evening. (FB, L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

Departures

Monday, May 1, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023

5 Days, 10 Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

$2190
p.p./dbl.occ.
$2395
single

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