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7 Attractions to Explore Near Metropolis Ghost Town

Metropolis Ghost Town
Metropolis Ghost TownWells, NV 89835, USA

A ghost town from early twentieth century, when many homesteaders attempted to farm in the Great Basin. Metropolis was a project of an eastern businessman, Harry L. Pierce, intended to be the center of a huge farming district.

Nearby Attractions

Angel Lake
Angel Lake22.53 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

A glacial tarn with an area of approximately 13 acres (5.2 hectares), and a depth of up to 29 feet (9 m). Located at the base of a steep cirque, the lake is surrounded by high cliffs.

Hole in the Mountain Peak
Hole in the Mountain Peak31.31 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

Highest mountain in the East Humboldt Range of mountains, it is 11,311 feet (3,448 m) high. The arch named Hole in the Mountain or Lizzie's Window, which gives the peak its name is in the ridge about one third of a mile (0.5 km) south of the summit at about 11,127 feet (3,392 m).

Lamoille Canyon
Lamoille Canyon69.15 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

Largest valley in the Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) in length, it was extensively sculpted by glaciers in previous ice ages.

Northeastern Nevada Museum
Northeastern Nevada Museum72.42 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

Features art and local history exhibits as well as extensive wildlife habitat dioramas in xix galleries occupying more than 20,000 square feet.

Ruby Dome
Ruby Dome75.98 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

Highest mountain in both the Ruby Mountains and Elko County. The mountain rises from a base elevation of about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to a height of 11,387 feet (3,471 m).

Spruce Mountain
Spruce Mountain77.70 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

At 10,267 feet (3,129 m) high, it was named from the spruce timber near the summit. The western side of the mountain was the site of copper, silver, and lead mining during the late 19th century. The settlement of Sprucemont on the western slope of the mountain supported the mining activity and existed from 1868 through about 1900 and is now a ghost town.

Pilot Peak
Pilot Peak85.25 KMs away from Metropolis Ghost Town

Named for its use as an easily recognized landmark, it is the highest point in the Pilot Range. 4th highest peak in Nevada.