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 Mizpah Hotel and the Nye County Courthouse, were built in the early 20th century. The Tonopah Historic Mining Park, on the hillside above the town, offers a chance to explore the actual mines that created this mining juggernaut. Tonopah's Central Nevada Museum contains displays describing not only local mining history but also other cultural and social aspects of the region.

Located 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.

Nearby 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, Tonopah's night skies are considered among the best in the country for stargazing.


Come and experience all our historic town has to offer!

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Tour our Historic Mining Park &
visit the Central Nevada Museum.

Shop in unique stores, discover
local artists & even mine for turquoise!

Go off-roading or visit nearby ghost
towns and much, much more...When
your day is done, spend the night
under the skies that were voted the
best stargazing destination in North



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Tonopah Town Board Meetings

FileRegular Meeting
December 22, 2014
9:00 A.M. 

Location: CONVENTION CENTER 301 Brougher Avenue, Tonopah, NV 89049

Tonopah Community CalendarTonopah Community Calendar

NyECC Career Connections has the following Online Only training available to persons who meet eligibility requirements, as long as funding remains available.  Download Online Training Options pdf.

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John Livermore Medallion
John Livermore Medallion
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park has created a spectacular two ounce silver medallion commemorating the life and achievements of our friend John Livermore (1918-2013.) Learn more here.