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Tonopah Historic Mining Park

110 Burro Ave, Post Office Box 965, Tonopah, NV 89049
+1 775-482-9274
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See the place where silver was discovered. Buildings and equipment still in place. Look down... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Henderson, Nevada

We got way more than we expected from this visit. It took us a good couple hours to do the full... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is on the site of Belle and Jim Butler's original mining claim which started the rush to Tonopah making it the "Queen of the Silver Camps." The mining park, encompassing portions of four of the major mining companies and covering 113 acres, preserves this rich history and brings it to life with exhibits of equipment and imaginative self-guided tours. The park also offers a Guided Polaris Tour. The park collects, restores and displays mining artifacts on the site and in the original buildings. Come and visit us at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, where history comes alive. We are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm, excluding all Federal Holidays.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
110 Burro Ave, Post Office Box 965, Tonopah, NV 89049
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

See the place where silver was discovered. Buildings and equipment still in place. Look down a shaft and see how deep they were digging. Amazing history of the area. Plan a couple of hours if you really want to explore.

Thank CliffordL19
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We got way more than we expected from this visit. It took us a good couple hours to do the full thing. The history here is just fantastic and all the mining equipment etc is all authentic which just adds to the charm of the...More

Thank DigitalOrange
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

After working all day, doing the walking tour was enjoyable. They have an actual mine that u can walk down to. If walking is an issue for you I do not recommend.

Thank Confuesd T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Well worth the time to wander this site. We arrived near closing time, so were unable to walk the entire park or view the museum - but what we were able to see was interesting and informative. Wear good walking shoes as the trails are...More

Thank laurie a
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This was a recommended site to see from this website and we decided to check it out not knowing what it really was. The visitor center staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a video which explains the history of the mines and how...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend an afternoon for history and mining buffs. Well preserved, well marked and an overall good value.

Thank Government_Worker
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were actually staying in Tonopah as we were more interested in Goldfield just 26 miles south which did not have an hotel. However, saw the signs for the Historic Mining Park and having time to spare went up there. The staff were extremely friendly...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The people staffing the site are very friendly. You have your choice of a self-guided walking tour, or you can pay a bit extra and get driven around the site by a knowledgeable guide. Since it was a typical hotter than Hades day in a...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

if you want to do the guided tour make sure that you call ahead. We just missed it by about 5 minutes because they take only about 2 to 4 people at a time in an ATV.

Thank YourCardShark
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed at the Clown Motel the night before and decided to check out the Mining Park before heading out of town, hoping that maybe they would allow our dogs outside. I was so surprised to find out our dogs were welcome everywhere! I'm a...More

Thank Jennifer H
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6 March 2015|
Response from Becky B | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.