Away from the big city lights of Las Vegas and Reno, Tonopah, Nevada has the unique distinction of having one of the darkest nighttime skies in the country. Take
advantage of this rare opportunity where the brightest lights around are what you see in the sky. Travel the star trails after the moon sets, let your eyes adjust
and then simply look up and lose yourself in the darkest skies in the nation.

There’s nothing quite like it.

Even the most inexperienced stargazers will see more than expected. While those in bigger, brighter cities are used to seeing only 25 to 50 stars because of
light pollution, Tonopah skies show more than 7,000 stars including the Milky Way on a clear, moonless night. Those with good eyes will be able to see stars as faint as visual magnitude +7.0, which is the faintest of stars visible to the unaided eye.

While waiting for the stars to come out...

Go underground and explore the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, over 100 acres where original claims put Tonopah on the map. Visit the Central Nevada Museum to learn about the rich history of central Nevada or see several undisturbed ichthyosaur fossils and a preserved ghost town at the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.
For the geology buffs, explore the hundreds of different natural formations at the proposed Monte Cristo State Park.

Enjoy all of what Tonopah and its surrounding areas have to offer. Remember to take precautions when traveling in remote areas and please respect and give space to any wildlife you may come across.