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.
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
480 J St
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.
1291 5th Street
The Monarch is pet friendly motel has newly remodeled rooms which include high speed wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerators in each room.
540 F St.
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.
Scotties RV Park
1005 5th St.
Whiskey Flats RV Park
3045 Hwy 95
(Trailer Restaurant) Pickup Only
1210 5th St
El Capitan Resort & Casino
540 F St.
Mr. Beane’s Coffee Shop
768 E St.
Old Nevada Pizza
497 E St.
1230 Byp Highway 95
Wong’s Chinese Restaurant
923 5th St.
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
- Hawthorne Ordnance Museum
925 E Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415
- Marietta Wild Burro Range
- 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.