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Tonopah Historic Mining Park

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Address: 110 Burro Ave, Post Office Box 965, Tonopah, NV 89049
Phone Number: +1 775-482-9274
09:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is on the site of Belle and Jim Butler's...

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is on the site of Belle and Jim Butler's original mining claim which started the rush to Tonopah making it the "Queen of the Silver Camps." The mining park, encompassing portions of four of the major mining companies and covering 113 acres, preserves this rich history and brings it to life with exhibits of equipment and imaginative self-guided tours. The park also offers a Guided Polaris Tour. The park collects, restores and displays mining artifacts on the site and in the original buildings. Come and visit us at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, where history comes alive. We are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm, excluding all Federal Holidays.

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Weekend trip to Tonopah, NV

When you first see this mine you wonder if the trip was worth it. But rest assured it is! The history of this area is very interesting from how the strike was found to how it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
James G
Grand Terrace
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Grand Terrace
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

When you first see this mine you wonder if the trip was worth it. But rest assured it is! The history of this area is very interesting from how the strike was found to how it was developed. It is a large area and you are allowed to cover any of it on foot or you can pay to get... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very safe look at the early days of mining cheap learning experience- lots of hands on stuff- see how hard it was to minein the old days- not a quickie walk take your time

Thank tomneely1
Aviano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What an awesome time we had at this museum. They were getting ready to close and yet they still took the 4 of us out on the tour. A great glimpse back into time explained by an awesome young lady (wish I wrote down her name). So well worth the visit!!!

Thank Teresanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful low key historical spot. Jeff and Sherry are welcoming and know the details of this amazing licking museum. Pictured --- Jeff and Harry our Bulldog.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an amazing place. Shows how mining changed over the years and how things worked. It is a big place and be prepared to walk. You can make arrangements for a guided tour in a Quad. The displays are endless and interesting. The story is fascinating on how it was discovered. Make the stop. Not super easy to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited the mining park and were surprised and delighted with the history and with the knowledge of our guide, Jeff. He took us on a guided tour of the site in a four wheel drive utility vehicle (small additional charge, but well worth it). Jeff was well versed in the both the history and the operation of all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great outdoor and indoor artefacts in this museum, tucked away behind the famous and much-haunted Mizpah Hotel. Great displays, but don't attempt this one in flip-flops. Good walking shoes are the Go! Well-explained for even this visitor, who has a very small understanding of how the entire Nevada mining thing went historically.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the historic 1900 gold and silver mine while staying at the Mizpah Hotel. We are so glad we did! It's open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. The Visitors Center was free and the walking tour was a minimal cost [adults $5, seniors $3, students $4, kids (7 & under) and Veterans/Military FREE, and Tonopah hotel guests $4].... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Located behind Mizpah Hotel, access can be a little confusing but keep trying! Greet by friendly and informative person who showed a 20 minute video which helped understand the history. Visitor centre has interesting displays and gifts. The main site is spread over a large area and requires reasonable mobility to get round. Allow at least 1 1/2 hours for... More 

Thank Michael h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Having Tonopah as a stopover we had hours to spend on a late afternoon, and visited this Museum which was right behind the Mizpah Hotel. A remarkable effort has been made to conserve the mining history in the West. Because what you see here probably fits most of the West mining towns. The mine facilities are left 'open' to stroll... More 

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