Gold Point Ghost Town
History enthusiasts will come unglued with a trip to Gold Point Ghost town, situated just southwest of Goldfield near the Nevada/California border in Esmeralda County. Originally a silver mining camp in the early 1860s, Gold Point was once quite the happening boomtown that consisted of 125 dwellings, a post office, bakery, hotels, cafes, a store and numerous saloons.
Mining operations dwindled when World War II began, as the government ordered all gold mines to shut down as they were considered to be nonessential to the war effort. At this point, mining ceased in Gold Point as most of the residents moved on to other towns or went overseas to war.
Today, history buffs and ghost town aficionados have seemlessly preserved history in Gold Point. Visitors can enjoy the main street that still stands, a saloon and the Gold Point Bed and Breakfast. Here, you can stay in an original, historic miners cabin. Plus, the stargazing in these parts ain't too shabby either, as it's considered to be one of the darkest spots in Nevada.
Photo by: Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada