The Lost City Museum, is located south of Overton Nevada. The museum houses an
extensive collection of Virgin Anasazi artifacts. Built on the ruin of an actual
Virgin Anasazi pueblo, the museum has a
reconstruction what that pueblo may have looked like many centuries ago.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday through Sunday.
There is a $5.00 entry fee (18+) to get into the
museum which is more than worth it. There is a small gift shop in the museum
(this is subject to change).
There are rare and outstanding books, rare Nevada State Museum archeological monographs.
For the traveler Native American jewelry and crafts, books, minerals and
souvenirs are available at very good prices.
There is artwork from a variety of artists where a different artist is featured
every month. These prints are so good that they alone would make the
ride worth it.
The Anasazi are a well known and interesting prehistoric culture that existed in
prehistoric times throughout the northwest part of the Southwest US.
Later Anasazi groups
constructed and lived in cliff dwellings such as Mesa Verde. The designs on the
pottery made and used by the Anasazi are also intriguing. After
occupying vast tracts of the Southwest the Anasazi abandoned many areas leaving
behind their ruins, pottery and other signs of substantial and long term
Many questions exist as to why the Anasazi culture left
areas such as the Moapa Valley. Signs of warfare, disease,
invasion and other factors which would likely account for such a shift in
population are not apparent.
The museum outstanding exhibits of the pottery and artifacts found by archaeologists. We show some of that
collection here and recommend that a day trip the Lost City Museum is worth your
time for this and many other reasons.