Goodsprings is now listed as a ghost town, but once was the center of the richest mining in Clark County. Mining of valuable minerals in the area were first made in the 1850’s.
A small community of residents still occupy this Vegas ghost town. A huge difference than what Goodsprings once was in the 1900’s. The ride is about 30 miles south of the Las Vegas strip. You would ride 20 miles south on Interstate 15 turn south toward Jean at exit 20, then turn right onto state Route 161. Follow this paved road 7 miles west to Goodsprings. As you approach Goodsprings, look for foundations of one of the old mining mills on the left side of the highway and the Goodsprings cemetery on the right. Goodsprings lost many downtown buildings to fire, but you will still see a few vintage homes, Goodsprings Elementary School, and the Pioneer Saloon. The Pioneer Saloon is still a popular biker destination, serving breakfast, lunch, and steak dinners.
2. Mountain Springs Saloon
Heading towards Pharamp from Sin City is the small Mountain Springs Saloon. A rustic old saloon famously known for its hospitality, food, music, and charm with dollar bills pinned up everywhere. A time honored tradition, first time visitors are encouraged to personalize a dollar bill and pin it where you can still find a spot. The staff is are always friendly and courteous. Mountain Springs Saloon has a live band playing every Sunday afternoon with room to dance. Indoors or outdoors, Spring Mountain Saloon has packed a whole lot in such a small saloon. Seasonal whole hog BBQs, summer bike runs to fireside drinks in the cold of winter. This bar has it all and cheap drinks to wash it all down. Billiards, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and even a volleyball court with real sand. Jukebox is always playing and loud enough to hear in or outside. So enjoy your drink next to the outdoor fire pit.
3. Hogs & Heifers
Oh, yes we did include this one of a kind hotspot to our list of best places to visit while in Vegas. Located just down the street from the Mob Museum, and across the street from the Downtown Grand. Not a quiet place to relax, this is a wild night experience. Tiny little leather halter tops to clogging on the bar, music and pool tables, they even have friendly security staff that guard the front door. Convenient out front harley parking. A must do while in Vegas. Let them know TOL Designs sent you!