• Rated the #1 Stargazing Destination in America by USA Today.

    Tonopah has incredible night skies.  In most cities you can see between 25-50 stars, in Tonopah you can see 7,000!

The Clair Blackburn Memorial Stargazing Park

Stargazing/Tonopah Stargazing Park

Have you ever seen the Milky Way, along with thousands of stars?  In Tonopah you can just by looking up at our incredibly dark night skies – no equipment required, just your eyes!

The stars are gorgeous every clear night, but moonless nights are always the best for stargazing.  Prepare to have our fantastic night skies take your breath away!

The Clair Blackburn Memorial Stargazing Park (“Tonopah Stargazing Park”) is located off Highway 95. Turn by the Beans and Brews/ 76 Station and follow the road until the pavement ends. Continue onto the dirt road until you find the park located to your right. The park is equipped with concrete pads, benches, and picnic tables. Dial in your telescope by using the provided coordinates. If the park is not dark enough for you, continue on the dirt road away from the town lights. (DO NOT follow Google Maps directions. Turn by the Tonopah High School and follow the pavement until it turns to dirt road – keep on going straight and you will see it right in front of you)

We offer Star Parties from June to October and an annual nighttime photography workshop. 2022 dates coming soon.

View the Tonopah Clear Sky Chart