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Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip from Las Vegas

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    Stop At: Hoover Dam Bypass, U.S. Route 93, Las Vegas, NV

    After pickup from your Las Vegas hotel, take a short drive by comfortable van to the Hoover Dam for a brief photo stop. This 726-foot (221-meter) dam holds back the mighty Colorado River, behind which you’ll find Lake Mead, a beautiful man-made reservoir contained within the Black Canyon walls. Take all the ‘dam’ photos you want!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chloride, Arizona, 4942 Elkhart Avenue 23 miles north of Kingman, Chloride, AZ 86431

    Next, head to the small mining town of Chloride, a community that has survived the harsh desert environment since the 1860s. Silver and other minerals were mined here for decades, and after the mining boom was over, Chloride nearly became a ghost town. Today, Chloride is home to about 250 residents who are very proud of their mining history. Browse the antique shops; admire the various artistic sculptures; and chat with the locals before enjoying lunch.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Route 66

    Next, drive along the Historic Route 66 highway to the small ghost town of Oatman.

    Stop At: Oatman Ghost Town, Oatman, AZ 86433

    The present-day population of this ghost town is 150 people and one poltergeist who goes by the name of ‘Oatie the Ghost.’ He’s believed to be the poor spirit of William Ray Flour, an Irish miner who died behind the Oatman Hotel. Enjoy views of the Black Mountains and the tumbleweeds and wild burros that freely roam through the town. Have your picture taken alongside modern-day cowboys and bandits while posing in front of an authentic Route 66 sign. You'll also have a chance to take part in a Western shootout. Held in the middle of the street, this Western-style event features cowboys in costume standing face-to-face, ready to draw. Enjoy a drink at a local saloon (at own expense) before traveling through the Mojave Desert along the Veterans Memorial Highway, a road that cuts straight through empty desert landscape.

    Your last stop before returning to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas will be in El Dorado, which was named by the Spaniards who discovered gold in the area. This town served as the backdrop for many famous western movies and also housed the famous Techatticup Mine, where millions of dollars worth of gold and silver have been unearthed.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: The Strip, S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch (sandwich, fruit and snack)
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Maximum of 14 people per tour
    • Boxed lunches include a choice between a turkey, roast beef or vegetarian sandwich. Please advise at the time of booking your sandwich preference. If you do not, a vegetarian sandwich will be provided.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    We did this day trip this month and I would recommend it to anyone that would like get out of Vegas for the day and see some small mining towns.Our driver Alex was a wealth of information regarding the history of these towns. Being only...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 07MP
    BindlestiffTours, Guest Relations Manager at Bindlestiff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

    Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased to hear you had a great tour and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Alex. We're very lucky to have him as a guide for us. We hope to see you...More

    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    We really enjoyed the Ghost Town Tour Day, Blindlestiff Tours with Evan. He was very polite, and professional. He explained every Ghost Town sites very precise.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank babyash26
    Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

    This was a great day full of wonderful information on the history tour guide Chris was the best it was a great day from start to finish Chris made sure everyone on the tour was ok would highly recommend this tour

    Thank karen m
    BindlestiffTours, Front Office Manager at Bindlestiff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

    Dear Kazwyongah, Thank you for your review! Chris is an awesome guide and we are incredibly lucky to have him as part of our team. We hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed 29 March 2018

    Bindlestiff Tours out of Vegas are a superb way to see much more of the fabulous area without all the aggravation of car rental and this Ghost Town tour was a great example of seeing the most wonderful old west towns that are just stunning...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    4  Thank DEREK H
    Reviewed 7 March 2018

    From start to finish Mike made the day amazing. Want to get out of Las Vegas and see some amazing sites then this one day tour is for you!

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Donna L
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