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Beatty Museum & Historical Society

417 West Main Street, Highway 374, Beatty, NV
+1 775-553-2303
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An Overlooked Gem

This seemingly small museum houses an enormous trove of historical memorabilia from the era when... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Scotch Plains, NJ
Pretty nice

I visited this place not knowing what to expect. It is located in an old building off the Main... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Simi Valley, California
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“death valley” (14 reviews)
“local history” (5 reviews)
“gold rush” (2 reviews)
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417 West Main Street, Highway 374, Beatty, NV
+1 775-553-2303
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This seemingly small museum houses an enormous trove of historical memorabilia from the era when Death Valley was an area of vigorous activity and thriving mining towns. Many antique tools, mining gear, documents and household items pay silent tribute to this time long ago. No...More

Thank mtangeles
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this place not knowing what to expect. It is located in an old building off the Main Street. It had period items from the history of Beatty and Rhyolite. It was somewhat put together from possible donations. I liked it!

Thank Crazycruiser59
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Small but full of very interesting stuff. Also has lots of information about sights in and around Beatty. Staff is very helpful and answered all our questions about Beatty history and things to see.

Thank robert e
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Small museum, with lots of interesting household memorabilia. It's a mix of historical information about Beatty, and more generic displays of old-time appliances / electronics / equipment. Hours are very limited, but you could hike Death Valley in the AM and stop in the museum...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We enjoyed this small museum that features information on the old days when gold miners ruled this area. Friendly staff that can direct you to other interesting things to see in the surrounding mountains.

Thank CatskillMountains1
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's free and has some interesting things inside but nothing really too critical to see. We stopped for about 30 minutes and there's a clean bathroom.

Thank Shira S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place is amazing. Looks small from the outside but the history just goes on and on. Learn about MV and the gold rush and history of the area. You really should not miss this place.

Thank Escapethecold3
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I was looking for a "Yucca Mtn Science Museum" when I instead found this very interesting museum. There is no charge (although they will accept donations), but they have quite a good collection of local artifacts. In particular they have quite a good bit of...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped here to see the museum. Yes it is free, but you should leave a donation to help support these efforts. Museum will be expanding to a larger size with another building. Great information and nice displays. Staff was very happy to answer questions and...More

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you pass through Beatty make sure you visit this Museum. It is full of interesting artefacts that have been donated by locals over the years. The staff are so informative

Thank Jennifer W
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