The Prospector Hotel Casino in East Ely offers a number of exciting lodging options. In addition to their pet-friendly sanctuary consisting of rooms with special, plush beds and treats for Fido and Fifi, they also have themed rooms including The Asian, The Hunter, The Miner, and The Risque!
When silver ore was discovered in the Willow Creek Basin area in the 1870s, the Ward Mining District was developed immediately after. By the mid 1870s, the Martin and White Company from San Francisco invested money to extract silver ore, purchased several small claims, and built smelters [furnaces for melting ores.]
The unique area of strangely eroded granitic rock is nestled in the Kern Mountain range near the Nevada/Utah state line.
A step into the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum is a step back in time. It is located within one of the nation’s most complete historic railroad yards.
One of the most nostalgic experiences in Nevada can be found at the Rexall Drugstore Museum in the cozy community just 12 miles north of Ely. Stepping over that threshold, visitors are greeted by an authentic small-town drugstore that has been completely frozen in time since it ran under the direction of Gerald, the resident pharmacist in the 1970s. From this point, very little inventory was sold, and by the mid 1980s, the store was closed permanently.