Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905.
Located 75 miles east of Tonopah on U.S. 6, this area contains numerous volcanic features. Byway travelers will be able to explore cinder cones, maars and basalt flows similar to features found on the moon. The first distinctive geological feature travelers see is Easy Chair Crater. Farther along the route are sculptured rock formations, which lead to Lunar Crater. Lunar Crater was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973. From the crater’s rim visitors can see 20 extinct volcanoes in the nearby hills.
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.