Tonopah was founded in the 1900s during Nevada’s great silver rush. Today, it is a popular oasis between Reno and Las Vegas, and a must-see destination for anyone interested in 20th century American history, frontier culture, or precious metal mining.
TONOPAH MINING PARK
The park encompasses portions of four of Tonopah's original mines and covers over 100 acres. It preserves this rich history, bringing it to life with equipment, exhibits, and a self-guided tour.
CENTRAL NEVADA MUSEUM
Tells the story of the west through the people who settled it. Howard Hughes, a film mogul and industrial magnate; George "Tex" Rickard, prizefighting promoter who built Madison Square Garden; Jim Casey, the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS); Jim Butler, the first to find silver in Tonopah, and many others.
Ottenson's Turquoise jewelry is made from locally mined, and certified authentic stones, including their gorgeous White Buffalo, which is very rare and unique.