One of my favorite places is Spring Mountain Ranch State Park because of its natural beauty and colorful history. The past owners have included a family of ranchers, German movie actress Vera Krupp, Howard Huges and currently the state of Nevada.
The magic of this place is in its breathtaking beauty, nestled right up against the Spring Mountains with miles of hiking trails leading in and around the park. There are tours of the historic buildings available on weekends.
This is my sanctuary away from home. The best time to visit is during the week because you might end up having the entire place to yourself, with the exception of a few park employees and volunteers. Admission is 5 or 6 dollars payable at the entrance. I hope you enjoy the photo show and don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch if you plan to visit the estate.