Tonopah is located about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas at an elevation of 6,047 ft. 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.

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. 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.

Upcoming Events

Annual Tonopah Muckout - April 29, 2017  Rocky Mountain Elk Banquet  Jim Butler Days  Nevada State Mining Championships


 Tour Around Nevada 2015 – Tonopah. Central Nevada town proves it’s more than just a
stop along the way. Hoping to Become Tourist Haunt, Nevada Town Finds Boost in Spirits.
Read the article here.

 Why This One Little Town Is Nevada’s Best Kept Secret
Tonopah, a historic mining town located between Las Vegas and Reno, was the site of one of the
richest booms in the West, which took place on May 19, 1900.  Read the entire article here....

 The Art of Solar Energy.
A photographic essay of the Solar Reserve project, featured in the June 2016 edition of National
Geographic Magazine.

 Seniors Cruise Through Nevada To Tonopah



Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation Undertakes Major Head Frame Restoration Project

In operation from 1902 to 1948, the Silver Top Head Frame is (pictured left) maintained in a state of arrested decay and features one of three complete hoisting works on the park property.

The restored mine collar allowed visitors to take a view down the lighted 1200 foot shaft. The Silver Top’s failure of the front foundation has caused the head frame to rotate and the cage rails are broken.


The Structural trusses have pulled loose from the front head frame legs. The front feet have dropped and are pulling away from the rear feet... more on the Tonopah Historic Mining Parks website to learn more about the ongoing restoration projects, and what you can do to help.



Town Board Meetings

FileRegular Meeting
Monday, April 24, 2017 7:00pm

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