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Beatty Museum & Historical Society

417 West Main Street, Highway 374, Beatty, NV
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Beatty
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Was fascinating to look around at all the exhibits and read about them. Also had a great collection of books about parts of the history of Nevada.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a quirky little museum which is worth a visit although the opening hours are limited. If you are in the Death Valley area it is worth popping in.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This museum seems to have anything that was ever used in the history of the town - tools, books, dolls, kitchenware, photos, you name it. Many have very helpful descriptions. There is a side room with stuffed wildlife, old service uniforms and more things than is possible to mention. It's free and also had many helpful maps and brochures of... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. Sort of a collection of all kinds of things, not just related to mining, Death Valley, or Beatty. Run by volunteers, who are very friendly. Free, but dependent upon donations. Worth a stop, and a donation.

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Death Valley National Park, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you have interest in mining, and the history around Beatty and nearby Rhyolite, the Beatty Museum is a must stop. They have multiple rooms of displays, and a large book selection. The staff is friendly and well versed on the history of the area and Death Valley.

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Lawndale, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This museum is right across the street from the El Portal Motel. It houses quite a bit of items on the historical past of Beatty, Rhyolite and areas round about. I found the certificates for the mining companies quite interesting. Also, they have an extensive book rack. If your in for some reading during the evening - Pick up a... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a must see in Beatty. It documents life in a gold mine town from the Gold Rush to now and contains the greatest range of artifacts I've ever seen in a small museum. It's run by volunteers, so don't forget to be generous with your donation!

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Los Angeles
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Spend an hour here to absorb a good regional history on Rhyolite and Beatty...an impressive museum for a tiny community.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were sent here by the people at the gas station for a map of Death Valley. We were so pleasantly surprised by this family type museum, in that the woman operating it had her lovely little 3 month old daughter right there with her. It was a pleasure to talk to her, and find out about the area.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Knowledgeable docent and interesting displays. Learned about Rhyolite and Bullfrog, early mining towns.

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