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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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Preston, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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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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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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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
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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Small museum, chock full of history. Could spend 2 hours. Lady overseeing the place is too chummy. You can hear her talking to others while you are view and reading, and then she "latches on to you" to slow your progress. It would have been okay, but we did not expect them to be open on the day we visited... More

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