Pioneer Saloon Tours
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The town of Goodsprings—once the largest town in Nevada is a shadow of its former self, but its central watering hole remains little changed. The still-operating century-old Pioneer Saloon sits on a dusty strip near the Goodsprings General Store, another still-functioning relic from the town’s gold rush heyday.
The tin exterior and cherry wood interior of the Pioneer Saloon have stood the test of time, and added artifacts detail its storied history. In the billiards/dining room, walls are lined with newspaper clippings of bar patrons – including, famously, Clark Gable who spent two days sidled up to the bar awaiting word of his wife’s fate following a plane crash.
Bullet holes from an early skirmish that killed a gambling man still pock the walls near a framed copy of his death certificate – some enthusiasts say his ghost lingers near the bar’s original card tables. Barkeeps also claim they’ve seen an old prospector waiting at the end of the bar or near the potbelly stove for a drink – these sightings have earned the Pioneer Saloon a ghostly reputation, which the owners embrace. Eager patrons regularly drive the 33 miles from Las Vegas to enjoy a beer with a ‘ghost burger,’ or ‘ghost tacos,’ and karaoke. And, for those brave enough, the Saloon offers after-hours lock-ins for encounters with their ghost hunting equipment.
Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings is 30 miles south of Las Vegas via I-15. At the town of Jean (exit 12) turn right down 161 and travel for seven miles. The saloon is on the right. The saloon is open from 9am til “the drinking is done,” and the café is open 8am-9pm.
Historical tours and desert stargazing opportunities that also visit the Pioneer Saloon are available from Las Vegas. Haunted Lockdown events run til 4am, must be scheduled in advance and cost around $119 per person. Shuttles to and from downtown Las Vegas for those visiting the Saloon on a tour are also available.
Address: 310 NV-161, Goodsprings, Nevada 89019, USA
Hours: The saloon is open from 9am til “the drinking is done,” and the café is open 8am-9pm.
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Pioneer Saloon
Ghost Towns, Historic Saloons, Beautiful Mountains and Country Backroads. If those words sound like a day well spent, then this is the tour for you. This one-of-a-kind tour host no more than10 guests at a time, and is the only Saloon and Historic American West tour available in Las Vegas.
Escape the hustle of the Las Vegas Strip and see the night sky’s stars from the legendary Pioneer Saloon. This historic saloon (that was once a Hollywood set) offers beer, cocktails, and American food with a Texas twist, but it also provides a phenomenal view of the nighttime desert sky. Travel west of the city to Goodsprings and enjoy a delightful dinner along with some star gazing.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Pioneer Saloon hours of operation?
Pioneer Saloon hours of operation: The saloon is open from 9am til “the drinking is done,” and the café is open 8am-9pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Pioneer Saloon?
The best ways to experience Pioneer Saloon are:
- Historic Saloon and Backroad Adventure from Las Vegas
- Star Gazing Tour at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings Nevada
- Private Scenic Colorful Tour
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