Hawthorne’s the place for people who feel at home on the water. This unique little town – called “The Most Patriotic Town in the U.S.” because of the red white and blue paint scheme that dominates the buildings – is the eastern gateway to Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park. It also borders Walker Lake, a haven for boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing enthusiasts ( it use to be home to the Lahontan cutthroat trout, unfortunately due to the lake level dropping so low, to fish you need to go to the feeder river, the Walker River and or fish at the near by Walker River Reservoir or at the “Elbow” permits required.)

Hawthorne is the site of what’s said to be the largest modern-day munitions storage facility in the world, and was a munitions staging area during World War II. This rich history is celebrated at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, which displays some of the most unique munitions used by the United States from WW I to present day. Admission is free.

Visit the nearby Ghost Towns of Aurora, Belleville, Candelaria, and Bodie as well as many Ghost mining camps or right in Hawthorne Mineral County Historical Museum to see mining and fire-fighting equipment, old west buggies, a 1907 drugstore display and various local fossils. The depth of this town’s history is rivaled only by its breathtaking lake and mountain surroundings.




America’s Best Inns & Suites 
1402 E. Fifth St.
Hawthorne, NV
Offering guests amenities like Continental breakfast and wireless high-speed Internet access, America’s Best Inns & Suites of Hawthorne is just six blocks from downtown. This pet-friendly property has microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers available in rooms

Holiday Lodge
480 J St
Hawthorne, NV
The accommodating staff at the Holiday Lodge in Hawthorne welcomes guests to the comfortable, pet-friendly property. Free wireless high-speed Internet is available to guests.

Monarch Motel
1291 5th Street
Hawthorne, NV
The Monarch is pet friendly motel has newly remodeled rooms which include high speed wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerators in each room.

Travel Lodge/Hawthorne
540 F St.
Hawthorne, NV
The Travel Lodge is a friendly resort in Hawthorne. Featuring special event entertainment, the resort also has dining, gaming on-site, a cocktail bar, and a heated seasonal pool. Meeting space can accommodate up to 300 people and this pet-friendly property also has high-speed wireless Internet and refrigerators in all rooms.

RV Parks

Scotties RV Park
1005 5th St.
Hawthorne, NV

Whiskey Flats RV Park
3045 Hwy 95
Hawthorne, NV




Burke’s Bar-b-que
(Trailer Restaurant) Pickup Only
1210 5th St
Hawthorne, NV
(775) 316-2039

El Capitan Resort & Casino
540 F St.
Hawthorne, NV

Mr. Beane’s Coffee Shop
768 E St.
Hawthorne, NV

Old Nevada Pizza
497 E St.
Hawthorne, NV

Peppers Place
1230 Byp Highway 95
Hawthorne, NV

Wong’s Chinese Restaurant
923 5th St.
Hawthorne, NV

What to see

  • 1942 USO Building
    AKA Hawthorne Convention Center
    950 E Street
    Hawthorne, NV 89145
    To see our wonderful tourism brochure go to VisitMineralCounty.Com
  • Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park / Berlin Ghost Town
    Highway 361 and Highway 261
  • Fletcher Under Ground Stage Stop
    Historic 19th century Oasis with large spring pond
    Cold Room built into the side of a Lava Flow on Old Bodie Stage Rd.
  • Ghost Town of Aurora
    Near Lucky Boy Pass Rd and Old Bodie Stage Road
  • Ghost Town of Bodie
    Backdoor entrance-Mono Lake & Yosemite, Highway 359
  • Ghost Towns of Candelaria & Belleville
    Highway 360
  • Hawthorne Ordnance Museum
    925 E Street
    Hawthorne, NV 89415
  • Marietta Wild Burro Range
    Highway 360
  • Mineral County Museum
    400 10th Street
    Hawthorne, NV 89145
  • Walker Lake
    Camping, non motorized boating, fishing in streams nearby, hiking, wild mustang and big horn sheep viewing.