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What a great place to go. Very well organized and interesting. We were able to talk to Mr. Allen Metscher who was a historian that worked at the museum. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area and shared it with us. He has...More
We were in Tonopah and ran across this great museum featuring artifacts of their local history. The docent there was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was so much more than I expected. Don't miss this!
The Central Nevada Museum features a wide variety of historical and cultural information and artifacts, focusing mainly on the gold rush era in Tonopah and nearby Goldfield, and on the wartime Tonopah Army Airfield. There is also an extensive library which seems good enough to...More
I went to Tonopah to do some research for a project that I'm working on, and found this little gem right on the main street. Outside the building, there are buildings and equipment from Tonopah's heyday as a mining town, which are well-kept and absolutely...More
This small museum has the usual accumulation of old-ities from years past. I was particularly struck by the artifacts from the wartime Tonopah Army Airfield, eleven miles east of town. Today there is nothing but the runways and three huge hangers, so the museum maintains...More
This little museum has some very interesting and old items relating to the town back in the 1800s. Old pictures, mining equipment and so much more. Plus, its free. We spent about an hour looking and reading all the stuff.
I'm not from Nevada and I found this museum to be really interesting - tons of relics and information about Central Nevada's Freemasons, labour history, indigenous peoples, schools, and local life. I find places like this really fascinating - quaint and lots of local history...More
We loved this little place. It's part indoor part outdoor. Sadly we didn't make it indoors as we missed the opening times. But we had a walk around the outdoor part and it was really interesting. It's free as well so it's defo worth a...More