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Loving the History

What a great place to go. Very well organized and interesting. We were able to talk to Mr. Allen... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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Very good visit.

We were in Tonopah and ran across this great museum featuring artifacts of their local history. The... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Rick F
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick F
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Anna_E_Hiller
Reviewed June 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zundapp
Reviewed April 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Kim G
Reviewed January 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Bronwyn C
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank DigitalOrange
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This museum gives a good history of the area along with many artifacts. There is also machinery and buildings outdoors from the mining era. Very interesting and worth a stop.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Rowing_Queen
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Quaint little museum that Nevada is known for. Very informative very kind staff. A lot of items regarding mining

Date of experience: August 2016
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