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Tonopah Historic Mining Park

110 Burro Ave, Post Office Box 965, Tonopah, NV 89049
+1 775-482-9274
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Worth the time to see and walk around

It took us over an hour to walk around and browse through the buildings, also to look at the old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim G
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Sarona, Wisconsin, United States
Stop Here!

If you want to see some history, spend a few hours at the mining park just above downtown Tonopah... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
noworries2000
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Federal Way, Washington
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
110 Burro Ave, Post Office Box 965, Tonopah, NV 89049
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+1 775-482-9274
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"history buff"
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"nice collection"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us over an hour to walk around and browse through the buildings, also to look at the old equipment. The buildings and equipment is spread out and you have yo walk up and down small hills to see everything. Good display though.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see some history, spend a few hours at the mining park just above downtown Tonopah. Plan to spend a few hours walking around the sites - start with the excellent movie about the history of the area at the Visitor Center....More

Thank noworries2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing tour! It was like the Mining Park was still a working mine and the miners were going to all show up any minute! So many buildings, each one had well preserved relics from the mining past in them, some had complete...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like a tour of history this is great. They have a very nicely arranged museum/headquarters. It takes you through the history of the mining in Tonopah. You get a taste of the minerals, equipment and tools from the mining heyday of the area....More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is definitely a must see when in Tonapah! The docent was very friendly and helpful. We actually did the self guided tour and spent a couple of hours wandering around the property and reading the signs. Lots of historic, fun things to see. The...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Our car couldn't make it up the steep and gravelly hill to the park so we walked - really took some energy! Otherwise the park was what you would expect -- interesting mines, lots of neat minerals on the ground, and a nice view of...More

Thank Bronwyn C
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Fascinating place, with some historic mine rigs, stone samples, nice gift shop (kids will love it). Make sure to watch the movie about mining in Mizpah, very interesting. Take your kids out, or make sure you go out to visit different things on the property...More

Thank Lm D
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This park is located close to downtown Tonopah, walking distance even! Saying that if you visit all areas of the park you'll cover a lot of ground, some of which is fairly steep. Saying that there are lots of buildings/exhibits to see so it's worth...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

See the place where silver was discovered. Buildings and equipment still in place. Look down a shaft and see how deep they were digging. Amazing history of the area. Plan a couple of hours if you really want to explore.

Thank CliffordL19
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We got way more than we expected from this visit. It took us a good couple hours to do the full thing. The history here is just fantastic and all the mining equipment etc is all authentic which just adds to the charm of the...More

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