The Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Ancestral Puebloan sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about 5 miles of sites had been inundated by the water. The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo-revival style and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its seven state museums.
721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard
Overton, Nevada 89040