Free Tours of Walking Box Ranch Offered

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Las Vegas – This spring, BLM is providing free guided tours of the historic Walking Box Ranch, former home of silent movie stars Clara Bow and Rex Bell. 

Tours of the ranch, located on 160 acres seven miles west of Searchlight, will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on February 24, March 24 and April 21.  Pre-registration is required as tour size is limited.

Restoration activities on the historic property are scheduled to start in May and be completed by the end of 2016.

Walking Box Ranch was once owned by 1920’s film stars Rex Bell and his wife Clara Bow and was known as an escape destination for the couple’s Hollywood friends.

Walking Box Ranch gets its name from the ranch brand, a camera box on a tripod. Structures on the property include the house, a barn, guesthouse, tennis court, swimming pool and a cactus garden.

BLM purchased the ranch and surrounding ranch site in 2005 using funds from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA.)  SNPLMA is also funding the restoration activities which include restoration of the ranch house, stabilization of other structures and infrastructure to support a museum.

To RSVP for the tour, please email with the subject WBR Tour Request.  Please include the name and telephone number of each participant. If space is available, an email reply with directions and details will be sent confirming the reservation. If the request can’t be honored due to tour size limitations, a reply will also be sent.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.