Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune is a rare oddity even for this town. Very locals thing to do. Easy to get to. Lots of graffiti.
Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune is a totally off the beaten path. The wheel Is basically a old mining operation. Supposedly back in 2012 a graffiti artist name Aware created the wheel. Subsequently, it is a graffiti destination. The original wheel has definitely seen some better days. Encouraged by a coworker I eventually made the trek with a friend. Beyond Water Street on Lake Mead Pwy is the location of WoM. You can park at the River Mountain Bike Shop for $5. (2310 E Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015).

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Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune is a totally off the beaten path. Supposedly, back in 2012 a graffiti artist named Aware created the wheel from the mines. Vary appropriate for this town.

Ease of trail
  • Easy to get to
  • Uniqueness
  • Locals
  • Very littered

Wheel of Misfortune parking

At the same time, getting to the wheel is real easy. Thereupon continue to proceed to the left side of the bike shop, past the parking area. Generally speaking, it is a relatively short and easy walk to the spot. In fact, the bike shop even has Wheel of Misfortune t-shirts.

Three Kids Mine

The old mine is called Three Kids Mine. A open – pit manganese mine. The manganese was used for weapons. The mines were closed finally in the 60’s. Plus, there is plenty of information to be found on the Three Kids Mine. To point out, you can see the pit with plenty of junk in it. Surely, I counted the remains of three different cars amongst the other junk. Here is more information on Three Kids Mine from Nevada.gov site.

As a result, the mine site has become a graffiti haven. If you are looking for old empty spray cans of paint, you will fall in love with this place. I personally would not bring small children or dogs. In fact, this place is loaded with garbage and other interesting bits of discarded junk. For instance, I believe I even saw a piece of a jet ski. Regardless of the junk, there is plenty of graffiti to be seen besides the WoM.

I used the following sites to get information Vital Vegas site. Southwest Explorers site, Las Vegas Casino News. They actually have some good shots of when the Wheel of Misfortune was in better shape.

In conclusion, if you are really looking for something different to do with very little effort try Wheel of Misfortune. A short drive past downtown Henderson and even a shorter walk to this spot. Even very few locals know about this place. I would definitely call this a buck list.


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