You wouldn’t know it, but the hills in the Tonopah area are riddled with unimaginable amounts of turquoise. With a retail store and tour office located in the alluring Mizpah Hotel in downtown Tonopah, plan ahead for one of the most authentic Nevada experiences you could ask for: turquoise mining. Best yet, Tonopah lies just in between Reno and Las Vegas, which means it's a manageable escape from the big city. Tours begin at the Otteson Turquoise Jewelry shop, where visitors will carpool out to the Royston Turquoise Mine, a short 30 minute drive from the Mizpah.
Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905.
For a true sent of Nevada’s Western roots, head to the Central Nevada Museum for an unsuspectingly delightful dose of Tonopah history. As the recipient of the 2011, 2011 and 2012 ‘Best of Nevada’ award, the Central Nevada Museum is a favorite among Nevadans!
Effortlessly encompassing the true Old West, the Central Nevada Museum executes this era’s authenticity with ease. The famous, not so famous and infamous all left their marks on this former mining boomtown, including Howard Hughes, Jack Dempsey, Wyatt Earp, and of course Jim Butler.
With repeat visitors from all over the world rave about the unique, comfortable and homey rooms, the Jim Butler Motel is the answer to your traveling needs. At the Jim Butler, their mission is to ensure guests feel comfortable and welcome, demonstrating exemplary customer service and spotless amenities, working to create a restorative atomosphere. The staff will ensure visitors will be able to take full advantage of the Jim Butler's central location in the heart of downtown Tonopah, and will offer boundless information about the area and exciting activities that last 15 minutes or 15 days.