Ready to get to know the Queen of the Silver Camps? Situated in the heart of central Nevada along the Free-Range Art Highway road trip, discover the history of one of Nevada’s most famous silver mining towns at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. While there are thousands of abandoned mining features throughout Nevada, the Tonopah Mining Park provides a unique opportunity to explore these historic ruins safely though an array of geology exhibits, historic photos, original headframes that bolstered the Silver State story, and stories of the men and women who lived and worked these historic claims.

Located on the site of the original mining claims that launched the rush to the “Queen of the Silver Camps,” this 100-acre park features free exhibits and self-guided tours around original equipment, buildings, and shafts dug deep beneath this high desert silver mining town.

Historic Queen of the Silver Camps

Tonopah Mining Park museum exhibits

Covering more than 100 acres, the Tonopah Mining Park is best accessed directly behind The Mizpah Hotel. This rich, nowhere but Nevada history is brought to life through preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater), and a self-guided walking tour.  On the grounds, discover some of the most famous mining claims in Nevada though an array of original, historic sites that appear now as they would’ve more than 100 years ago. Explore all kinds of tools and 20th century mining techniques still used to this day, peruse historic photos, get a glimpse at one of the most complete mineral displays in Nevada, and more. Get yourself on a Polaris tour (advanced scheduling recommended) or stroll the grounds at your own leisure to get a glimpse of what it was like to work a 20th century silver mine.


The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Admission to the Tonopah Mining Park is $5 for adults, and offers free to all veterans and active military. There is no charge for children under 7. To inquire about group rates and special tours, please get in touch with the Tonopah Historic Mining Park directly at (775) 482-9274.

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Central, Nevada