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Central Nevada Museum

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Address: 1900 Logan Field Road, Tonopah, NV
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Interesting museum

This museum gives a good history of the area along with many artifacts. There is also machinery and buildings outdoors from the mining era. Very interesting and worth a stop.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This museum gives a good history of the area along with many artifacts. There is also machinery and buildings outdoors from the mining era. Very interesting and worth a stop.

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Dixon, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Quaint little museum that Nevada is known for. Very informative very kind staff. A lot of items regarding mining

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Fair Oaks, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The museum exhibits cover every historical aspect of life in central Nevada. Inside the museum there are fossils, Indian artifacts, examples of minerals, mining tools, the railroad's importance, the military presence during WWII and much more. The gift shop has an excellent collection of books for sale, covering every area of interest. The outdoor exhibits have mining equipment, miner's cabins,... More 

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Thank Maryann L
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This museum has many interesting photos and artifacts spanning over 100 years of Central Nevada history. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits, with a large research library as well. The outdoor exhibits include entire buildings from the mining era. There are also exhibits regarding the Tonopah Air Field, with a small indoor section dedicated to the military history of the... More 

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Thank Christopher M
Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This little museum is well worth a visit. There are outdoor exhibits as well as many inside, with a whole lot off emphasis on prehistoric aspects of the area, flight, mining, historical/cultural events and interesting local people. There is also a VERY impressive selection of books for sale relating to Nevada and the local area. The staff is very friendly,... More 

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

We visited the free Central Nevada Museum. (Note: Donations are encouraged). This is a fun museum with both exhibits in the museum as well as a wealth of exhibits in the yard in front of and behind the museum building. When we first came in the exhibits were dark. Then a lady came out and turned the lights on. The... More 

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

A volunteer run museum with friendly people, nice displays and unusual items. Gift shop with books and a few specialties.

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Thank Jonell C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

was very impressed with this museum. They have an extensive collection representing the mining and history of Tonopah and Nevada. Inside are the smaller more precious items. Outside you can wander around the authentic old buildings from mining days, see mining machinery and bits and pieces from the nearby Air Force Testing Range. Quite an amazing collection for a small... More 

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St. George, Utah
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Was closed when we were there (too early) but am making plans to return. However we were able to walk around all the outside exhibits and they have a great collection of..."stuff"! Planning on returning this month, and being there during open hours!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

I met Allen the director and he was so friendly and welcoming. He also is highly informative of all the mining history of not only Tonopah but of the many surrounding small towns who were once part of the booming Nevada mining industry around the turn of the century. I would highly recommend visiting and talking with Allen as he... More 

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