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Beatty Museum & Historical Society

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Address: 417 West Main Street, Highway 374, Beatty, NV
Phone Number:
+1 775-553-2303
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
La Palma, California
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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
Escondido, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 before closing.

Thank Doug S
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Henrietta, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 information about the nearby Yucca Flats testing range where above and below ground nuclear tests... More 

Thank Gary S
Banning, Ca
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686 reviews
371 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
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 had information about the Area. Worth your time to visit

Thank Perkadventures
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

For a small museum this has a wealth of information about the town and the surrounding area. The volunteer staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Admission is free. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank RhellieKeith

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