Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door

Asia's Tech News Daily

Picture a small motel in a former mining town in the Nevada desert, filled to the brim with creepy clown dolls, figurines and paintings. Oh, and it’s also located right by a cemetery.

Nope, this isn’t the start of a new horror film for Halloween – but it is very much a real place where you can stay the night, and a serious contender for the world’s creepiest places.

The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, has become notorious for its extensive clown collection, with visitors from all over the world coming to spend the night and experience a stay for themselves.

From the moment you arrive you’re greeted by huge clown signs, while upon entering reception you’ll be greeted by hundreds of clown dolls and figurines to watch over you as you check-in.

Every single nook and cranny of the motel is filled with clown models, toys, porcelain statues and figurines, not to mention the countless clown-themed paintings and portraits that adorn the walls.

No wonder it’s previously been dubbed ‘America’s scariest motel’.

For extra creepy factor, there’s even a huge life-size clown figurine that sits in the corner, surveying the scene. You’d be forgiven for turning on your heels and legging it out of there!

Still, for those who are undeterred, the good news is that you won’t be sleeping amidst all of the clown figurines. The motel offers 28 rooms, which aren’t full of clown models, although there are clown signs on the doors.

Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door
© Raise The Stakes Projects/Jam Press A view of a motel lobby packed with thousands of Clown figurines including a life-size model in the corner

Would you stay in the Clown Motel? Let us know in the comments below!

However, you can expect some clown-themed artwork on the walls, including some nods to iconic horror films such as The Exorcist and IT, with one room featuring a wall painting of Pennywise the clown. Not entirely sure we’d have a great night’s sleep.

Unsurprisingly, some guests have been creeped out by the clown paintings, and as a result the motel offers visitors the option to cover artwork with a cloth if they’re feeling too unsettled to sleep.

Meanwhile, the Clown Motel’s location only serves to add to the eeriness.

Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door
© Raise The Stakes Projects/Jam Press A close-up of brown bookshelves filled to the brim with clown figurines

After all, you’re in the middle of the desert and isolated from nearby civilisation, which any horror film fan will know doesn’t exactly put the odds in your favour.

The Toponah Cemetery sits opposite the motel, is home to over 300 graves and is also rumoured to be the location for lost treasure.

Several of those buried at the cemetery died from a mysterious plague in 1902 – and it’s also the burial site of 14 miners who perished in a fire in 1911. (Seriously, how has this location not featured in a horror film yet?!).

Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door
© Raise The Stakes Projects/Jam Press A view of the Toponah cemetery

Of course with its quirky offering, it’s no surprise that the Clown Motel continues to draw in visitors including truck drivers, bikers, road rippers and those who are in search of a spooky overnight stay.

For those who want to embrace the eeriness in all its glory, you can buy plenty of merchandise from the motel’s gift shop, and even pick up your own clown accessories including a red nose.

The idea for the motel first started in the 1980s when Leona and Leroy David built the property in memory of their father, who is buried in the Tonopah Cemetery. He was a clown lover who left a collection of 150 clowns in his home, which they decided to use as a theme.

Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door
© Raise The Stakes Projects/Jam Press A doorway to a hotel room with a red clown sign

Nowadays, the hotel boasts over 2,000 clown figurines and models – and visitors can also opt to donate clowns.

The motel itself is proving a hit with a number of guests on Tripadvisor leaving positive reviews after spending (or surviving) the night.

“The Clown Motel does not disappoint”, said one guest. “It gives an experience of a spooky, fun and pretty much nice place to stay. The two men who own the Clown Motel are very nice. The rooms are quite fun. They give you two beds, a TV, a microwave, a fridge, one table and two chairs.

Inside the creepy Clown Motel with thousands of clown dolls and a cemetery next door
© Raise The Stakes Projects/Jam Press A view of a clown motel gift shop with merchandise and a large yellow and red clown by the brown wooden desk

“Our suite had lots of paintings of horror movie icons and clowns, some done by one of the owners, Hame. Also, two of the rooms are haunted (the ‘Exorcist’ and the ‘It’ suites), which we did not stay in. There are over 2000 clowns in the lobby, which gives a unique photo opportunity. Overall, it was a one-of-a-kind, enjoyable experience! (Reviewed by our 10-year-old who is a horror film buff).”

Want to check it our for yourself? You can find out more on theclownmotelusa.com.

Travel rules and restrictions apply during the pandemic, so always check the latest Foreign Office travel advice before booking or planning a trip – you can see its USA travel advice here.

Sign up here to receive the Mirror’s weekly travel newsletter in your inbox with more travel inspiration, deals and updates.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Pangasinan bettor wins P5.9 million lotto pot

© Michael Varcas, file Pangasinan bettor wins P5.9 million lotto pot MANILA, Philippines — A bettor from Urdaneta, Pangasinan won the jackpot in the 6/42 Regular Lotto draw on Saturday ... Read more »

2 Louisiana insurance companies fail after Hurricane Ida

FILE – Debris and electrical wires are piled up in a front yard in Chauvin, La., on Sept. 27, 2021. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Louisiana lawmakers said Wednesday, ... Read more »

Armed Men Break Into Cars in Minneapolis Parking Lot

Armed men broke into cars in a McDonald’s parking lot in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the early hours of December 5, witness video shows. Rebecca Brannon says she recorded the incident ... Read more »

Audiences go for a second helping of ‘Encanto'

1 / 2Film Review EncantoThis image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film “Encanto.” (Disney via AP) Leftovers were on the ... Read more »

Have a mess-free holiday with these Cyber Week discounted vacuums

NY Post Store What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the holidays? From finding the perfect gift to delicious eats, this time of year evokes ... Read more »

Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 8 of World Chess Championship – live!

LIVE – Updated at 16:36 Rolling report: Magnus Carlsen defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 8 of the World Chess Championship in Dubai. Bryan Graham was watching. Nepomniachtchi resigns after 46 ... Read more »

CM Bommai says Congress trying to win council polls through money

© Provided by Hindustan Times File photo of Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (HT_PRINT) Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the Congress was using ‘money power’ to win ... Read more »

Purefoods Titans offer title win to injured teammate Val Acuna

© Provided by SPIN.ph Purefoods TJ Titans ALTHOUGH injured, Val Acuna remains very much a part of the Purefoods TJ Titans 3×3 team. So when the team finally won a breakthrough title ... Read more »

Morikawa shoots 64 to grab lead at World Challenge

© The Manila Times Collin Morikawa of the United States chips in for eagle on the third hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf ... Read more »

Fortnite Chapter 3 brings a new map, Spider-Man, and web-swinging

© Image: Epic Games Fortnite’s new chapter has begun and it brought with it a whole-new map. Fortnite’s overhauled island features several new locations, new weather effects, and new weapons, ... Read more »

Dogs ranging from Afghans to Chihuahuas attend Scrooge-themed pageant

Dogs and their owners from across the UK have taken part in a Christmas-themed pageant in West Yorkshire, with the dogs being judged on their festive outfits. The theme for ... Read more »

Diego Loyzaga at Barbie Imperial, nag-share ng relationship advice

© Provided by PEP.ph Nagsalita si Diego Loyzaga sa umpisa ng virtual presscon ng pelikulang Dulo noong Biyernes, December 3, na hindi nila sasagutin ni Barbie Imperial ang mga tanong ... Read more »

Macron under fire for sidelining human rights with Saudi visit

Macron greets the Crown Prince with a warm handshake upon his arrival in Saudi Arabia. – Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace French President Emmanuel Macron was accused of putting politics before ... Read more »

Archaeology breakthrough as 'completely undisturbed' artefacts discovered 1,000 years on

The Maya civilisation developed in the area that today comprises parts of southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, as well as western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. The ... Read more »

Yeng Constantino reminisces mom's death amid COVID struggle

© Provided by PEP.ph It’s been two months since Yeng Constantino  mourned the death of her mother, Susan Constantino. In her November 26 vlog, the singer-songwriter sat down and looked ... Read more »

Chorus grows for repeal of AFSPA in Northeast after Nagaland killings

The gunning down of 13 civilians by security forces in Nagaland led to the demand for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 from the Northeast with ... Read more »

DOLE: 15,000 jobs up for grabs

© STAR/File DOLE: 15,000 jobs up for grabs MANILA, Philippines — Over 15,000 overseas and local jobs are available in the hybrid job fairs to be mounted by the Department ... Read more »

Patrick Bamford scores last-gasp equaliser to rescue point for Leeds against Brentford

© GETTY IMAGES Patrick Bamford scores last-gasp equaliser to rescue point for Leeds against Brentford – GETTY IMAGES Patrick Bamford returned from injury and grabbed a dramatic equaliser deep into ... Read more »

Demoratic legislators call on Senate to take action on gun legislation following Michigan school shooting

Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said he continues to work with his Republican and Democratic colleagues to pass gun safety legislation, especially after the deadly school shooting last week in ... Read more »

Marcel Brands leaves Everton with immediate effect

Marcel Brands is to leave his role as Everton’s director of football after three-and-a-half-years at the club. The Dutchman signed a new three-year-deal in April but Brands is a casualty ... Read more »

Tottenham player ratings vs Norwich: Ben Davies a major threat with Oliver Skipp improving every game

© Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Tottenham0512A Tottenham continued their resurgence under Antonio Conte with a 3-0 home win over Norwich on Sunday. The Canaries were unbeaten in four ... Read more »

Cliftonville to learn their League Cup fate in wake of IFA appeals hearing

Cliftonville will learn their BetMcLean League Cup fate in the coming days with the Irish FA set to rule on the Colin Coates eligibility dispute early next week. Coates, who ... Read more »

Tottenham 3-0 Norwich: Efficient performance sends Antonio Conte's side fifth

In truth, the 3-0 scoreline Tottenham racked up against Norwich City on Sunday flattered them somewhat. © Getty Images TottenhamvsNorwich0512F For large parts, Spurs looked in far less control than ... Read more »

Ange Postecoglou shares Celtic fears for Jota as injury optimism fades with Cup Final and Rangers looming

Ange Postecoglou fears Celtic star man Jota will sidelined for the Premier Sports Cup Final – and the New Year Old Firm showdown. The Portuguese ace sat out the 3-0 ... Read more »

Soccer-Spurs climb to fifth with comfortable win over Norwich

LONDON (Reuters) – An early goal from Lucas Moura and two after halftime from Davinson Sanchez and Son Heung-min ensured a third successive Premier League win for Tottenham Hotspur as ... Read more »

Wimbledon champion Ash Barty shares Peng Shuai concerns as WTA suspends all China events

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has spoken out on Peng Shuai. The two-time doubles Grand Slam champion went ‘missing’ after accusing China’s former vice premier of sexual assault, and many ... Read more »

Severe weather warning for UK as Storm Barra set to arrive on Tuesday

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images The Met office has issued severe weather warnings for most of the UK ahead of the arrival of Storm Barra on ... Read more »

Why exempt U.S. from new travel restrictions? Feds point to low Omicron transmission

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is standing by the decision not to extend new COVID-19 travel restrictions to the United States, saying the government has “no significant reporting of transmission of ... Read more »

Four people are arrested on suspicion of murder after death of woman, 33, who was found injured at home

A murder probe was launched after a woman, 33, died on Moss Street, Derby Three men and a woman have now been arrested on suspicion of murder Read more »

Begbie is BACK! Robert Carlyle shares details of his Trainspotting spin-off series based on sequel novel which sees character return from California to avenge murdered son

Trainspotting set to return for a six-part television series based on sequel novel The Blade Artist sees Begbie return from California to avenge his murdered sonActor Robert Carlyle portrayed psychotic hard man in 1996 cult classic movie Says project is 'a way off' at the moment predicting it will air in around 18 months Read more »

Santa Paws! Dogs dress up in Victorian Christmas-themed outfits as they compete to be top dog in pooch pageant in Yorkshire

Different breeds of dogs donned fancy dress for pageant in Yorkshire today Outfits included a chimney sweet and a Dickens' character among others The event took place at Collingham Memorial Hall in Leeds Read more »

Elderly Jewish couple are suing American Airlines after they were ‘kicked off flight for refusing to put their sacred prayer shawl under the seat' because placing it on the floor would be a 'disgrace' to their religion

Roberto and Elena Birman were flying from Miami to Newark on August 12The couple had few belongings with them, including a bag with a prayer shawlA flight attendant spotted it and asked them to put it under the seat, but they refused because it would be a 'disgrace' to their Orthodox Jewish religionThey were kicked off the plane and sued; American Airlines says it's 'reviewing' the lawsuit  Read more »

‘It keeps me alive': the politically potent bark paintings of Dhambit Munuŋgurr

The prolific Yolŋu artist Dhambit Munuŋgurr has been waiting a long time to get Julia Gillard’s attention. On 10 July 2013 Australia’s first female prime minister was scheduled to visit ... Read more »

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix ... Read more »

Liverpool loan report as only three of seven players get game time on frustrating weekend

Liverpool enjoyed a last-gasp win on Saturday as they saw off a gutsy Wolves side. Jurgen Klopp’s side were made to wait until stoppage time for Divock Origi’s winner, but ... Read more »

Grant McCann makes Hull City claim after Reading FC draw

© Provided by Football League World Championship – West Bromwich Albion v Hull City Hull City boss Grant McCann believes his side could have put their tie against Reading to ... Read more »

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou 'excited' by quality of Tom Rogic

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hailed the star quality of Tom Rogic after the midfielder’s special goal at Tannadice. © Credits: ClydeSSB Ange Postecoglou Rogic scored the pick of three excellent ... Read more »

UK's most expensive Christmas dinner in London costs a whopping £225 per person and this is what you get for it

If you’re planning to save yourself the hassle of slaving over the stove this Christmas Day, and instead go hunting for a hearty Christmas dinner out in London, you’d be ... Read more »

New Spider-Man film 'beats Bond to set UK ticket-sale record'

The new Spider-Man film has set a ticket-sale record in the UK before its highly-anticipated release, according to reports. © Other Huge ticket sales have been reported for Spider-Man: No ... Read more »

Driver slams neighbour for leaving furious note over parking ‘eyesore' van outside homes ‘in everyone's way'

A DRIVER has slammed his neighbour for leaving an angry note over parking an “eyesore” van outside homes that is “in everyone's way”. The van owner says he always tries ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic