Rustic Engagement Session at Nelson’s Ghost Town

Amy and Kyle chose to take their engagement photos at rustic Nelson’s Ghost town. Nelson’s Ghost town, also known as Nelson’s Landing, is a former mining town that has turned into a tourist location full of antique cars, coca-cola signs, juke boxes and old rustic barns. It’s located nearly 40 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, towards Boulder City. You pass a dry lake bed (Click to see wedding photos from the dry lake bed) until you lose cell phone reception. You turn onto a random interstate that crosses you into Arizona timezone as you wind in and out of the teeny tiny town of nelson (total population of 37).

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This remote town is so unique that there have even been a few movies filmed there. The most famous is showcased by a crashed airplane used in the set of 3000 Miles to Graceland staring Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner.

When you arrive, the first thing you do it enter the visitor’s center, which is the owner’s former home. It’s decked out with animal sculls and indian artifacts. There’s even an extraterrestrial that lives in the guest room near the facility’s restroom! The owners walk you through a safety instructions warning to avoid “jumping catcus” and rattle snakes and take your $10 entrance fee.

Then you’re free to roam amongst the field of cactus, the orange mystery van, mint green barns and caste iron bathtubs (see more engagement photos from Nelson’s Ghost town).

Needless to say, this engagement session wasn’t just about photos. It’s an event that all locals and visitors will enjoy!