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. 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. 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 park covers more than 100 acres, and the grounds are constantly changing. New exhibits are added frequently and restoration of existing buildings is ongoing. Mountain bike access is available in the newly-opened trails system. The latest addition is a six-passenger ATV; call the park for more information on availability. Bus tours are welcome!
Each year, over Memorial Day weekend, the park hosts the Nevada State Mining Championships -- a two-day event with both professional and amateur contests in double and single jack drilling, individual and team mucking, spike driving, timber toss, timber sawing, and the blindfolded wheelbarrow obstacle course.
Open 7 days a week from 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Closed on legal holidays.
Free admission to Visitor's Center. Walking tour prices are $5 per adult. Children 7 and under are free, Not quite an Adult (8-17) is $4.00. Veterans & Active Military FREE. For tour group rates, please inquire.
For those staying overnight in Tonopah, they offer $1 off admission.