A Massive Resort Was Built And Then Abruptly Abandoned On A Lake Near Las Vegas

Editor’s Note: It has come to our attention that the information in this article has become outdated and/or incorrect since it was originally published in January 2017. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

The city of Las Vegas is colorful desert flower blooming against all odds, but not every desert casino town is so lucky. This abandoned resort was built on the edge of a manmade lake, and aimed to be the next big Nevada gambling destination. Instead, it quickly withered. Read on to learn more about this unique abandoned site, and be sure to watch the exploration video from YouTube channel “ADVENTURES with Christian.”

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Take a look at the fascinating footage of Lake Las Vegas as it is today: