Tonopah..."Queen of the Silver Camps", few
places tell the story of Nevada’s mining past better!
Tonopah is located about
halfway between Reno and Las Vegas at an elevation of 6,047
ft. Tonopah is
a perfect place to stay while enjoying central Nevada's recreational
activities including rock hunting,
hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, off
roading and hunting.
Because it's so far from the bright lights of any major city,
night skies are considered among
the best in the country for stargazing. Tour our
Historic Mining Park & visit the
Central Nevada Museum.
Shop in unique stores, discover local artists & even mine for
turquoise! Go off-roading or visit nearby
Why This One Little Town Is Nevada’s Best Kept Secret
Tonopah, a historic mining town located between Las Vegas
and Reno, was the site of one of the richest booms in the
West, which took place on May 19, 1900.
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News and Announcements
46th Annual Jim Butler
May 23rd through May 30, 2016
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Park Foundation Undertakes Major Head Frame Restoration
In operation from 1902 to 1948, the
Silver Top Head Frame is
maintained in a state of arrested decay and features
one of three complete hoisting works on the park property.
The restored mine collar allowed visitors
to take a view down the lighted 1200 foot shaft. The Silver
Top’s failure of the front foundation has caused the head
frame to rotate and the cage rails are broken.
The Structural trusses have pulled loose
from the front head frame legs. The front feet have dropped
and are pulling away from the rear feet...
moreon the Tonopah Historic Mining Parks
website to learn more about the ongoing restoration
and what you can do to help.