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Lost City Museum @lostcitymuseum

Lost City Museum, Overton, Nevada


The Lost City Museum is a treasure trove documenting Nevada's indigenous past. The National Park Service built the museum to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.


Due to state budget cuts the museum is open only four days a week.


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Taken on January 6, 2009