What I intended to write about was the Goodsprings "ghost town" experience. But the review site require me to specify a "hotel, restaurant, etc." before I could move forward with my review, so I picked Pioneer Saloon in the Goodsprings. The Saloon was only a small part of the experience. Hope this review doesn't disappoint some.
We read abundant information on the web re the Pioneer Saloon and really wanted to see the 100+ year-old bullet holes inside. Unfortunately the place was packed with tourists and motorcyclists that day. Not wanting to wait, we only walked around the building and decided to return another time to check it out since we live in the Vegas area, a short drive away.
From my research Goodsprings is listed as a ghost town (abandoned from an early mining operations) . However, after our visit, I would consider it just a small old town. The only ghost town experience we had was an old cemetery just outside the town. The grave markers range from circa 1840's to 2012. Some graves were outlined with stones but no longer a marker. Make you admire how hardships the pioneers had to endure. Not exactly a boot hill cemetery experience, still fun to walk through. In addition, there were several old abandoned houses scattered among the residential areas. The entire town is composed of several streets with houses, trailer homes. An elementary school, library, & a Community Center. One of the best buildings in town was a newly constructed covered picnic area. The restroom was clean and pleasant. In addition there is a well marked hiking trail total 2.2 miles on a gentle slope. 0.6 miles is wheel chair accessible. There is a beautiful bridge with artistic railings on both side which is a short distance from the picnic area. We were looking forward to a typical ghost town experience, not exactly what we expected, but we had a fun afternoon drive.