Nevada June 23, 2019
Staying In This Ghost Town Motel May Just Be The Creepiest Thing You Can Do In Nevada
Nevada is pretty much a paradise for those who love exploring abandoned destinations. With a new ghost town around every corner, there’s always something exciting to discover in our state. Exploring a ghost town by day is one thing, though. Spending the night in one is something else entirely! You can do just that when you visit this particular ghost town motel in Nevada’s Big Smoky Valley. Think you’re up for this creepy adventure? Check it out:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a legit ghost town? It turns out you can do just that when you plan a little trip to the ghost town of Manhattan which is situated in the incredibly scenic Big Smoky Valley.
It turns out that Manhattan isn't
technically a ghost town since it's still home to approximately 125 people. The term "living ghost town" may be more appropriate for this historic community. Whatever you call it, there's no denying the town's fascinatingly eerie atmosphere.
Manhattan is loaded with historic structures that have sat abandoned for decades. However, there are a handful of businesses that are still in operation. One of them is the Manhattan Bar & Motel, and yes, you can stay the night here!
Like many of Nevada's other ex-mining towns, Manhattan came to be during the 1860s silver mining boom. Once home to over 4,000 residents, the town was thriving throughout the early 20th century. In fact, mining didn't completely stop until 1947.
Today, the living ghost town is just a shadow of the lively community that it once was. One of the last standing original structures in town is the Nye and Ormsby County Bank. You can even see the original safe! Built out of stone, it closed its doors in the years following the depression after the San Francisco Earthquake.
The remains of this old mining town are extensive and they are a fascinating sight to see. It's hard to imagine these quiet streets were once bustling with thousands of people.
Nevada may be filled with century-old ghost towns like this one, but each one has something unique to offer. What's left of Manhattan is a must-see for any history enthusiast, and a stay at the motel is a must if you
really want to know what it's like to spend the night in a creepy old ghost town.
What do you think? Would you spend the night in a ghost town motel? For more abandoned destinations, check out this list of
8 Truly Grim Ghost Towns In Nevada.