• Explore more than 100 acres of Mining History~

    Buildings, artifacts, mine shafts, drop-offs, cave-ins, and even a tunnel!

  • Take the self-guided walking tour or
    book the Guided Polaris tours.

    Where else can you visit a museum in an off-road vehicle?

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park, where Mining History Comes alive!

Explore more than 100 acres of Mining History – buildings, artifacts, mine shafts, drop-offs, cave-ins, and even a tunnel!  It truly is like stepping back in time.

Visit the Burro Tunnel, an underground tunnel that features a walk down a mine tunnel into a steel viewing cage suspended over an original stope.

Peer down into the 500 foot deep stope and feel your heart beat just a little faster!

The Mizpah Mine Shaft has been restored, covered with a grate, and illuminated with a huge LED light.  Stand on the grate, look directly down, and your breath will catch as you realize you can’t quite see the bottom!

The Visitor’s Center has a bookstore, gift shop, displays, a large mineral collection (including rocks that fluoresce!) and a movie theater where you can view a short 20 minute film on the history of Tonopah. The film gives you a better understanding of what the miners went through (tough as nails and twice as strong!) and how the rich silver was brought up from the depths.  Then head out on your adventure!  There is a self-guided tour, or you can schedule a two-hour guided Polaris tour.

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110 Burro Street
P.O. Box 965
Tonopah, Nevada 89049


Visitors Center: Free

Mining Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
Winter Hours: 8:00 am-4:00pm
Summer Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on legal holidays.

Mining Park Rates:

Visitor Center & Movie


Mining Park Gate Fees (Self-Guided Walking Tour):

$5.00  for Adults
$3.00  for Senior Citizens (60 and older), Children (8-17) & Nevadans
FREE  for Children 7 and under
FREE  for Active Military & Veterans
$1/child      School groups-chaperones FREE
Contact park staff for other groups

Handicapped Visitors  FREE
1 person:                     $12.00 =$12/person
2 persons:                    $20.00 =$10/person
3 persons:                    $27.00 =$9/person
4 persons:                    $32.00 =$8/person
5 persons:                    $35.00 =$7/person

*Discount per Active Military Member/Veteran = $5.00 on Polaris Tours; We apologize for any inconvenience, but discounts cannot be applied on gift certificates for Guided Polaris Tours.

Rates as of January 1, 2019