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Beatty Museum & Historical Society

Closes in 25 min: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Very well presented. Free admission

This quaint museum having visited the ghost town in death valley was amazing. So many artifacts... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Malcolm T
via mobile
Worth the visit.

So many items well displayed of mining and life in the old west desert. Worth the visit. A couple... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Dayton, NV, United States
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417 West Main Street, Highway 374, Beatty, NV
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This quaint museum having visited the ghost town in death valley was amazing. So many artifacts from bygone days. The pictures really took you back

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I enjoyed the stuffed wolf and bear. We had questions which were answered by a friendly docent. The back rooms showed items from historical times.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

So many items well displayed of mining and life in the old west desert. Worth the visit. A couple of blocks off the beaten path but very interesting. Free of charge and very nice staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Staff has done a good job setting up displays and the lady at the desk was nice. It was interesting for local history and photos.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Selway M
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have been several times. They have revamped a few of their rooms. I love looking at all the antiques and reading about the mining history. They have a nice gift shop with many interesting items such as books, minerals,gold, silver, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hjcbirdbath
Reviewed March 19, 2018

It was free to wander around in the museum and had a lot of historic artifacts from the area. It must have been quite a place in its heyday. The person overseeing was quite helpful and pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pers0nalview
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This museum is full of items from surrounding ghost towns and local Beatty history. It was great looking at all the photos of the towns taken back in the early 1900's. The items on display are interesting and many have information to tell you the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank solartj
Reviewed February 14, 2018

I've seen the museum on a number of occasions when I've been in Beatty but I've always arrived in town after it closed for the day (it closes at 3pm). This time I made sure to get there while it was open, and it was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This seemingly small museum houses an enormous trove of historical memorabilia from the era when Death Valley was an area of vigorous activity and thriving mining towns. Many antique tools, mining gear, documents and household items pay silent tribute to this time long ago. No...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mtangeles
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

I visited this place not knowing what to expect. It is located in an old building off the Main Street. It had period items from the history of Beatty and Rhyolite. It was somewhat put together from possible donations. I liked it!

Date of experience: March 2017
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