Tonopah Historic Mining Park
110 Burro Avenue
P.O. Box 965
Tonopah, Nevada 89049
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed all Federal & State U.S. Holidays.
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) & Locals.
FREE for Children 7 and under
FREE for Active Military & Veterans
$1/child for School groups-chaperones FREE
Contact park staff for other groups
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located on the site of the original mining claims that started the rush to Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps”.
Jim and Belle Butler’s strike in 1900 brought the United States into the 20th Century, and many of the mining processing techniques developed during that time are still being used today.
The park encompasses portions of four of the original major mining companies and covers more than 100 acres. This rich history is brought to life through preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater), and a self-guided tour.
This rich history is brought to life through preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater), and a self-guided tour.
The Visitor Center has a bookstore, displays of historic mining equipment and a small movie theater. Our black light mineral display has just been greatly expanded and now features short-wave ultraviolet lights which enhance the colors of the display.
All of the buildings located on the property are open for our visitors to enjoy. You can experience for yourself how it was to work in a turn-of-the-century mine. The grounds are constantly changing. New exhibits are added frequently and restoration of existing buildings is ongoing.