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A relief from I-80 boredom

Strange and interesting for several reasons: 1) There was a man behind this collection of... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
Healdsburg, CA

Thunder mountain isn't very big but it is an interesting place to see. The art and thought put into... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
Imlay, Nevada
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Oct 6, 2018
“The artist”
Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We had to pay 5$. Then we could explore everywhere. He was quite good. This is an artist that uses anything in sight. My favorite was the big home at the center. He used stones, bricks, wooden poles and way more. We couldn’t enter in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is the remains of one mans efforts and dreams. And possibly too much desert sun. It is an interesting monument though and a good place to stretch your legs. Interesting

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

A good place to stop and see this amazing place. Spend as long as you want, but please do not enter off the fenced off areas. The State of Nevada has recently gotten involved to protect the site. Very interesting on what has be achieved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Kitsch at its best. A genius of creativity, clearly... With maybe some Peyote thrown in? Absolutely a reflection of the 60-70's. Like Haight on Steroids. The gentleman was truly gifted. Definitely beat to his own drummer. I'm sure Thunder Mountain was a large contribution to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Strange and interesting for several reasons: 1) There was a man behind this collection of junk-into-art. What was his mindset? 2) His son is preserving it as best he can. (I've heard that the man's children were taken away by Child Protective Services.) 3) Nevada...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed June 9, 2017

the term klatchkey came to mind as we walked the site. and looked over many things. if nothing else it was a 1960,70,s dream that never came to futrition. lots of beer bottle and concrete construction. well done before code inforcement type were around

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ken l
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

As with all art work, everyone has a different view. It did nothing for me and looked like a pile of junk. It breaks up a long journey and is by the road, but spent less than 5 minutes looking at it. I like seeing...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank check06
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Thunder mountain isn't very big but it is an interesting place to see. The art and thought put into making the house is one of a kind.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank L2027BUjamies
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Please don't drive I-80 through Nevada without stopping to explore this place. It's one of those oddities that road trips are made for. It's right off the highway, near Imlay. There are multiple structures built from junk, and a few tables with shade for a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bridget K
Reviewed February 19, 2016

...to quote Alice. This is a strange place, that is made even stranger by the unsubstantiated claim that it is a Native American historical site. Having sped past the area - on the south side of I-80, in the middle of Nevada's Nowhere - Wwe...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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