Silver was discovered here
in 1900, which sparked one of the biggest
mining booms in the state. Many of the
town's buildings, such as the
and the Nye County Courthouse, were built in
the early 20th century. The
Mining Park, on the hillside above the town,
offers a chance to explore the actual mines
that created this mining juggernaut.
Central Nevada Museum contains
displays describing not only local mining
history but also other cultural and social
aspects of the region.
about halfway between Reno and
Las Vegas, Tonopah is a perfect
place to stay while enjoying
central Nevada's recreational
activities including rock
hunting, hiking, bird watching,
wildlife viewing, mountain
biking, off roading and hunting.
geological attractions include
Lunar Crater, the Sump and Monte
Cristo's Castle and there are
five wilderness areas within
hours of the community. Because
it's so far from the bright
lights of any major city,
night skies are
considered among the best in the
country for stargazing.
experience all our historic town
has to offer!
Historic Mining Park &
Central Nevada Museum.
Shop in unique stores, discover
local artists & even mine for
off-roading or visit nearby
towns and much, much more...When
your day is done, spend the
under the skies that were voted
stargazing destination in