I spent a fun and relaxing vacation in Vegas last week. It was much-needed and a huge relief. I’ve been wanting nice to get away for a little while. One of the highlights was our Fallout: New Vegas tour!

One neat thing about Fallout is that the maps of the more recent games are based on real-world locations. Fallout 3 takes place in post-apocalyptic DC, 4 in Boston, and New Vegas in Las Vegas. I walked the Freedom Trail in Boston last fall, so of course I had to tour the Mojave while I was back in town. We basically drove a loop around and back to Vegas. It took us no more than half a day.

Goodsprings welcome sign Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings General Store Pioneer saloon overhead sign

You start the game in Goodsprings (Fallout article), a small town about forty-five minutes from the city. The people there were so friendly, and Pioneer Saloon (Prospector Saloon in-game) was kickin! I want to return for a proper visit and hangout at the bar.

Structure in Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

This structure reminded me a lot of HELIOS One, but after some research, it looks to be the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility.

Desperado roller coaster in Primm
Desperado tickets Selfie with the Desperado

Our next stop was Primm (Fallout article). Buffalo Bill Casino’s roller coaster makes an appearance in-game, albeit under a different name (Bison Steve lololol). My sister-in-law and I rode the coaster, and it was awesome!

Nipton Road
Animated GIF of me in a car passenger seat Animated GIF of driving through Nipton Road
Nipton welcome sign

After driving south to Primm, it was time to head east for Nipton (Fallout article). It was a such a gorgeous day. Nipton was also such a friendly town. We saw a lot of bikers and buggies going both ways.

Water on Lake Mohave Shoes against dock
Snapchat of Cottonwood Cove with temperature filter Selfie along the docks

Further east to Cottonwood Cove (Fallout article)! On the other side of Lake Mohave is Arizona, but we stayed by the shore to enjoy the sights. I honestly had no idea people kept boats in here.

The road on US route 95

And then it was a drive north to go home through the US-95. This was such a great trip, and it was something I’ve always wanted to do. I guess I took Vegas for granted while I was living there, but now that I’ve moved away, I finally feel motivated to see all the places! Next up is a Fallout tour in DC perhaps. Haven’t visited since I was 11, so that’s gonna be fun!

Closing this entry with one of my favorite radio songs from FNV. Oh yeah, they use real-world music too. Check out this Galaxy News Radio playlist on Spotify for more songs that show up in the Fallout franchise.


  1. This sounds like such a cool tour. I’m not much of a gamer, but it is really cool to visit real-world locations.

    Amazing photos! Looks like a beautiful place. Looks like you had a great time :)

    1. Small towns aren’t usually tourist spots but Goodsprings get a lot of Fallout fans. :D I think that’s super cool. Have you ever been to Vegas?

  2. Wow, it looks so…western! XD Looks like you had fun!

    I never played Fallout though it does seem interesting. My brother is a big fan and I see a lot of comics from My Little Pony taking place in that world. XD
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  3. That’s cool that you did another Fallout tour! That must be fun to see places in video games in real life. I visited Shibuya in Japan because TWEWY took place there and seeing familiar sights from the game was so exciting XD

    I really love your photos too! The scenery and open road is so pretty, especially with such a blue sky :D I’ve never been to a small town like that before!
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    1. That’s awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo. I also wanna visit Kyoto because of Hakuouki! I love when games use real-life locations. :D

  4. What a neat tour! I’m glad you got to do it since I know you like the game :D Honestly, I don’t know much about it, but I do know that it uses Frank Sinatra songs or whatever. At least I think that’s what one friend pointed out XD

    I love the photos of Lake Mojave! So pretty! :D
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  5. The tour looks pretty neat, with it being Fallout themed! It must’ve been fun going through the scenery from Fallout in real life XD. Desperado looks super fun to ride in! I wouldn’t mind going through that a few times ;). This reminds me of seeing the scenes from The Crew in real life! They featured a good amount of recognizable landmarks in the game :D.

    1. I wanted to get on the Desperado again, but we had to keep going. :’D Which landmarks show up in The Crew? I’ve never played it but might check it out. :3

  6. To be honest, I think Fallout 4 disappointed me the most, after all the hype. I can’t bring myself to play it, but New Vegas was the best, in my opinion, at least for the current gen. I’m trying to bring myself to play the original ones, I think I mentioned this, but I need to since I own them. <3 I'm used to the style of the older Fallout because of Diablo 3 and Diablo in general, so that's a good thing at least, regardless, awesome pictures!
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    1. NEW VEGAS IS THE BEST FALLOUT ALWAYS AND FOREVER!! Haha I enjoyed Fallout 4 for different reasons. I’ve come to like the building aspect of it. I’m giving The Castle a much needed makeover. I finally figured out a way to connect power lines without it looking like a mess. :’D

      Fallout 2 is so good! My only gripe is I miss so much when I try to hit enemies. T_T

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