Tonopah..."Queen of the Silver Camps",
few places tell the story of Nevada’s mining past better!
Tonopah is located
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
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
Around Nevada 2015 – Tonopah. Central Nevada town proves
it’s more than just a
stop along the way. Hoping to Become Tourist Haunt, Nevada Town
Finds Boost in Spirits. Read the article here.
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.
Read the entire article here....
Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation Undertakes Major
Head Frame Restoration Project
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.
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 projects, and
what you can do to help.