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St. Thomas, USA

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Not all settlements, which are currently hidden under water, were exposed to sudden destructive elements. Many cities have unwittingly end up in the flood zone during construction of dams and other structures, thus there are many new flooded settlements. Such places include St. Thomas that suffered during the construction of Lake Mead.

St. Thomas, USA The latter is the largest in the United States; it’s located in the immediate vicinity of Las Vegas. Today this basin is one of the prominent attractions of the state. The length of the artificial lake is about 180 kilometers; its construction has begun in 1924.

Until the last days, inhabitants of St. Thomas didn’t want to leave their hometown, as they believed that it could survive the flood. However, in 1938 the government decided to evacuate remaining residents. In 1964, the area adjacent to the reservoir was declared a reserve. These places are famous for the variety of natural attractions. Many tourists tend to visit Lake Mead at fall of the tide, when the ruins of St. Thomas show above the water. They look fascinating and frightening at the same time, and remind people of their weakness in presence of elements of nature. Next - Shi Chen, Cheng Ho


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St. Thomas - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 37 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Shell' in 44 km
Supermarket: 'Meadview Market' in 37 km
Parking: 'Beehives' in 27 km
Apotheek: 'Melanie S. Riggs, Pharm' in 39 km
Police station: 'Boulder City Police Department' in 43 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Lake Mead Marina' in 36 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Nellis Air Force Base Airport LSV - in 55 km
 »  McCarran Airport LAS - in 66 km
 »  Palm Springs Airport PSP - in 324 km
 »  Papago Army Heliport Airport P18 - in 375 km
 »  Sky Harbor Airport PHX - in 376 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near St. Thomas

Quality Inn Boulder City

Located in 42 km from St. Thomas
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Rooms: 70
Guest rooms at Quality Inn Boulder City provide seating areas and free Wi-Fi. They also include coffee makers and hairdryers. Rooms with a hot tub … More: photo, rates and booking
Oasis Boutique Motel

Located in 44 km from St. Thomas
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Rooms: 15
Cream painted walls, crisp white linens, cable TV and an en suite bathroom are featured in each air-conditioned room at Oasis Boutique Motel. A … More: photo, rates and booking
Aston MonteLago Village Resort Lake Las Vegas

Located in 46 km from St. Thomas
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Rooms: 300
The Aston MonteLago Village Resort Lake Las Vegas provides a variety of modern amenities and facilities. Enjoy a round of golf on the championship … More: photo, rates and booking
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Located in 47 km from St. Thomas
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Rooms: 349
A flat-screen cable TV is included each guest room at Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Rooms include a work desk, a seating area, a refrigerator … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Hoover Dam
34 km - Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam, which is located in the USA on the Colorado River, is the unique hydrotechnical structure. This dam is one of the oldest in the world and has been one of the highest dams on earth for several decades. The construction of the dam lasted five years and ended …
Grand Canyon Skywalk
57 km - Grand Canyon Skywalk
Grand Canyon Skywalk is in the U.S., within the National Park Grand Canyon. It has a horseshoe shape and hangs over a precipice giving visitors an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Grand Canyon in full. Wall and floor pads are made of durable laminated glass, …
Liberace Museum
64 km - Liberace Museum
In Las Vegas, there is the museum dedicated to one of the most famous and controversial artists of the last century, Wladziu Valentino Liberace. This museum was founded in 1979. The sight is located in the building of Tropicana Hotel. Aside from awards and photos of …
Golden Nugget Pool
65 km - Golden Nugget Pool
Golden Nugget is one of the most splendid pools in the United States, it is a part of the infrastructure of similarly-named fashionable hotel. It isn’t a simple pool but a real entertainment center which includes an incredibly beautiful oceanarium. In this …
Stratosphere
66 km - Stratosphere
Stratosphere Tower is the most popular casino&hotel; it’s famous far beyond Las Vegas. Tower is on the busy Las Vegas Strip; in addition to the upscale hotel and casino area of 7,000 square meters, the facility offers a lot of interesting entertainment venues and …
Bellagio Fountains
68 km - Bellagio Fountains
Still a distinctive masterpiece of the WET company's specialists are Bellagio fountains, located in Las Vegas, on the territory of the eponymous hotel of the same name. These fountains were built at the artificial Lake Como, whose area covers 3.2 hectares. Light and …
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