Tonopah Historic Mining Park

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Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Tonopah Historic Mining Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is on the site of Belle and Jim Butler's original mining claim which started the rush to Tonopah making it the "Queen of the Silver Camps." The mining park, encompassing portions of four of the major mining companies and covering 113 acres, preserves this rich history and brings it to life with exhibits of equipment and imaginative self-guided tours. The park also offers a Guided Polaris Tour. The park collects, restores and displays mining artifacts on the site and in the original buildings. Come and visit us at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, where history comes alive. We are open 7 days a week Summer Hours - 9am-5pm - Winter Hours 8am-4pm, excluding all Federal Holidays.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Anne
Oakland, CA7 contributions
Do not miss this Site
Jun 2021
A slightly melodramatic, but well done, video gives all the history of the mines and Tonopah. The guide was informative, knowledgeable and personable --- she was great. No tours were offered except self-wallking (huh in 97 degree heat?) but will start soon. The small museum collection was informative.
Written June 5, 2021
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA997 contributions
Miners and family had endured a rough life!
Apr 2021
Upon arrival at the Visitor Center you are greeted and shown a 20 minute video of the Tonopah's mining history and it's start in their theater room. You then pay a small fee if you wish to do a self guided tour of the grounds. You're given a map and you're off on your own to explore! There is a lot of walking up & down along uneven dirt trails some of which seem to go straight up. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to explore the grounds and read all the placards placed throughout. Rough life back then and makes you appreciate life today.
Written May 2, 2021
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Suezzyq
Bridgeport, NY199 contributions
Very friendly staff
Apr 2021
We spent a short time here, the staff guy was very friendly and helpful. There is a display of items in the visitor center that will help educate you, and a mine display outside within a short walk. Excellent covid procedures with sanitizer and mask requirement.
Written April 25, 2021
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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,262 contributions
What an interesting place
Apr 2021 • Couples
We are from Minnesota USA and have a rich history of iron ore mining both underground and strip mining; but, we must say you could feel the sweat and heartbreak in this mountain. A spectacular desert drive to get here, historic hotels and community. The mine was carved out with people trying to find their fortune. I believe it was a silver mine and this museum really should be called an interpretive center because the outside has a walking tour (guided or not) explains the methodology and equipment used as well as actual entrances to the mine. The venue was closed was we visited, but there was still plenty to see without even going in the building. Read about online, unbelievable toil and strife of the American West.
Written April 17, 2021
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Jim T
Kenai, AK823 contributions
County Seat
Mar 2021 • Solo
Tonopah is the county seat for Nye County Nevada and is situated at the junction of US Route 6 and US Route 95. It is an old mining town and supports the Tonipah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum. Points of interest include those facilities, the old Tonopah Cemetery, the Mizpah Mine and other nearby mines, the Clown Motel (many of these locations are reported to be haunted), the Tonopah Star Gazing Park (noted as having one of the darkest nightine skies in the country) and several murels and monuments throughout the downtown area. Don’t just pass through, stop and stay awhile.
Written April 5, 2021
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NYHikerJohn
Scottsville, NY62 contributions
A Labor of Love Presenting Tonopah Mining History
Sep 2020 • Solo
The museum is an amazing presentation of Tonopah mining history and its importance in the history of Nevada and the United States. It is a obvious labor of love for Jeff and Grace and the rest of the supporters of the museum. The biggest aha moment I had was realizing how hard and dangerous the work was for miners living in primitive conditions.
Written September 14, 2020
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DaCar160
Ilwaco, WA63 contributions
Well worth visiting!
Jul 2020
Interesting as it provides historical mining items of the hey day of mining in the area. I would say it is one of the best small town attractions I have ever visited.
Written August 10, 2020
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mythoughts83
Bend, OR20 contributions
Stop Here
Mar 2020
The town of Tonopah has a colorful history and the Mining park is definitely worth a visit. It is very much a local site but interesting with the displays and the tour of the area. Great to see the town take such pride in it's early days. The curator was friendly and helpful. Interesting local movie which I so enjoy.
Written April 24, 2020
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Janusz L
Sea Point, South Africa59 contributions
A mine of interesting information
Feb 2020 • Couples
An amazing realistic experience of what mining was like circa 1900. Well worth the visit for a mere 5 bucks it’s time well spent .
Written February 19, 2020
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mikeS7619
Rosamond, CA101 contributions
Well worth a trip if you like history and/or mining
Jan 2020
I didn't expect much from a tourist attraction in a small town but this place was a huge surprise. The staff was very friendly and informative. The number of buildings and locations to see and explore was amazing. I expected to spend 30 minutes here, spent 2 hours here and some parts were closed. From the deep mine shafts to the old buildings and ruins, this is a definite visit if you are in the area.
Written February 7, 2020
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