Creepy and Spooky Things in Nevada to Visit

Las Vegas is generally known for high-end resorts, hotels, casinos, shows, and restaurants—but there’s actually a lot more to Nevada. Not only can you check out these Sin City staples if you’re planning a trip to the area, but there are also some spooky, creepy, and fun places you can visit in Nevada if you’re looking for a different type of adventure.

Next time you head to Nevada, here’s a list of some of the most visited attractions in Las Vegas and other parts of the state that have a haunted history. Check it out!

Spooky Night with Zombie Hand in a Graveyard

Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

If you’re looking for something spooky while you’re in town, Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in Downtown Las Vegas should be at the very top of your list! You won’t find such a diverse collection of creepy and supernatural items in one place anywhere else in Nevada—and maybe even the country.

The museum is home to paranormal items, including Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s VW death van, Michael Jackson’s “propofol” chair, Charles Manson’s bone fragments, and hundreds of more artifacts that are sure to give you goosebumps. Be sure to schedule a tour for the full experience.

Charleston Tunnels in Las Vegas

There is an area near Sandhill Road and Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas that houses a series of flood control tunnels for the surrounding Southern Nevada neighborhoods. While you’ll need to be careful of flood warnings in this area, you can take a walk past the Charleston Tunnels during the evening hours to see if you hear some of the whispers that many people have reported!

There may also be a sighting of the couple that died in a motorcycle crash when the tunnels were originally being built. Rumor has it that they didn’t know about the construction, and they crashed their motorcycle into debris while passing by.

The Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah

A few hours north of Las Vegas is the little town of Tonopah, where the Mizpah Hotel was constructed back in 1907. Of course, when something is this old, there’s bound to be some stories connected to it. The Mizpah is no exception.

Many years ago, there was a lot of prostitution activity at the hotel in Tonopah. Some of these women of the night are said to still haunt the hotel, including the infamous “Lady in Red.” She enjoys when men come to visit, and she’s been known to pay particular attention to them when they’re visiting the hotel. Also, a ghost of a miner has been spotted at The Mizpah. Enter if you dare!

Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah Nevada

Photo by: Raquel Baranow (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mizpah_Hotel_Tonopah_Nevada.JPG)

The Yellow Jacket Mine in Silver City

If you find yourself even further north of Las Vegas in Virginia City, NV, you’ll find the Yellow Hacket Mine there. A fire took place at the mine in 1869 that resulted in over 35 miners losing their lives. Not all of the bodies were able to be recovered, and it’s said that those 11 spirits have since haunted the mine.

If anything, you’ll be able to see a ton of historic parts of Nevada, including some old mining equipment and empty buildings in ghost towns that were abandoned long ago.

The Liberace Museum Collection

The Liberace Museum Collection where the museum once stood is a great place to visit if you’re interested in learning more about the history of Liberace. But this is also a great place to stop by if you’re hoping to spot a ghost. There was a period of time when a lot of renovations were being completed. Many of the workers reported seeing a shadowy figure move through the areas where they were working.

While that spirit may simply have been keeping an eye on the work being done and is still watching over things today, it’s said that you might also spot Liberace’s sister-in-law, or even Liberace himself!

Haunted Cemeteries

There are two very old and very spooky cemeteries that exist in Nevada, with plenty of paranormal activity being reported over the years. Located on an old ghost town burial ground, the Bullfrog Rhyolite Cemetery is a favorite spot for both experienced and novice ghost hunters.

Also, don’t forget to stop by the cemetery that’s located in Goldfield, NV. The town has a rich history, and its cemetery is high on the paranormal scale. You’ll see headstones that are more than 100 years old! Additionally, you’ll come across noteworthy graves that include cause-of-death inscriptions like, “Gunshot” and “Eating Library Paste.” True? We’ll leave that up to you to decide.

The Hoover Dam

We can easily say that safety regulations related to construction were not as strict when the Hoover Dam was being built back in 1935. During the dam’s construction, 112 people lost their lives in accidents directly connected to the operation, while dozens more died from illnesses.

There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity at Hoover Dam, mainly connected to the people who were said to have fallen into the concrete as it was poured, and are forever trapped in the dam itself! Although much of the concrete story is an urban legend, you can check it out for yourself. Hoover Dam is only about 45 minutes from Las Vegas and guided tours are available daily.

Hoover Dam in Nevada lit up for the night during sunset

Halloween in Downtown Las Vegas

The next time you’re planning a visit to Las Vegas, try to work some haunted houses & history into your plans. Halloween is a great time to stop by some of these spooky attractions as well as step up your costume game by partying in downtown.

Downtown Grand is just blocks away from the world-famous Fremont Street, which hosts the biggest Halloween bash in Vegas! You’ll also be close to all the Downtown Las Vegas restaurants, bars, new street art from the Life is Beautiful Music Festival, and the best table games and sports betting in Sin City. Check out our hotel package deals and book your room today!

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