Nevada earned its reputation as the Silver State, thanks to a cache of silver and gold discoveries that sprang to life in the mid-1860s. Prospectors from all over the country—and globe—flocked here, to what were some of the largest and purest silver discoveries in the world. After the mines’ profits “dried up,” residents moved onto the next big boomtown—in some cases, over 100 years ago—forever abandoning what would become hundreds of Nevada ghost towns you can still explore today.
- Nevada’s Most Photographed Ghost Town
- Berlin Ghost Town and the Diana Mine
- The Metropolis That Wasn’t