I would change the title but I don't know how. This will be Nevada Ghost Towns from here on out so I can just keep adding to this thread. First ride: Rhyolite Second ride: Rhyolite (again) and Belmont First ride: Rhyolite, Nevada Ghost Town I wanted to do a short day trip on my weekend and settled on a trip up to Rhyolite, NV. Rhyolite is a ghost town with plenty of free standing structures and a cemetery to get some good pictures. I called up my parents and asked if they wanted to meet in Beatty and have lunch then run over to Rhyolite with me. They agreed so it was set. Got out of the house around 10:30 Tuesday, stopped to top off the tank and hit the 95 north. It is only about 110 miles from my house to Beatty so no stops were needed on the way up. Just got in the zone, leaned into the wind and made it to Beatty before noon. Pulled in and parked at the Stagecoach Casino. My folks were not there yet so I sauntered inside to try my hand at a little video poker. Played for half an hour before they showed up, just about even from when I had started. Off we went to the restaurant and had a nice lunch and talk. (Sorry no pics of the food but not a bad place to eat if you are in Beatty). Finished up and headed back to the floor to play a little slots while our food settled. I lost all my cash so it was time to go over to Rhyolite. Rhyolite is only about 6 miles from Beatty on highway 374. My parents saw some wild burros on the way there. I missed ‘em. Beatty is known for its burro races so no surprise there were some out today. A sign points the way to Rhyolite to the north of highway 374. The main drag is paved all the way through town up to the old train depot. First stop was at the Goldwell Open Air Museum. There are some art installations here including the robed figures. One is called “Ghost Rider” and the other is “The Last Supper”. Both by Albert Szukalski. He used folks from Beatty to help create them by draping burlap over them and covering with plaster. The folks: Icara Up the road a little farther and you see some old houses that have long been abandoned. Then on the right there is the famous bottle house which was renovated in 2005. It took almost 30,000 bottles to complete way back in 1905. Other buildings that are still standing are The Cook Bank The Porter Brothers store The old train station/casino. My father used to know the woman who owned the station back in the 60’s. He said Mrs. Heisler was married to a minister who would not sell alcohol but Mrs. Heisler would keep a few bottles hidden away for the customers. This caboose used to be part of the gas station in Rhyolite. Here are a few shots of the cemetery. Bessie Moffat was a local for many years and someone my father and mother also knew. She helped with the renovation of the bottle house and lived to the ripe age of 105 years. Rhyolite from the cemetery. After that is a short ride back to Beatty to gas up and get something to drink. Said goodbye to the folks and pointed it home. Planning on getting to a few more ghost towns in the next few months. I have been to Candelaria before and would like to make it back there to explore some more.