TONOPAH

Here’s a real Nevada town with a different kind of nightlife. Six thousand feet high in the San Antonio Mountains, Tonopah enjoys the darkest nighttime skies in the nation – which means the best stargazing in the country. Located halfway between Reno and Las Vegas at U.S. 95 and U.S. 6, Tonopah offers plenty of adventure by day, too. Off-roading, geocaching, hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, wildlife watching, hunting and rock hounding are all popular diversions. This bustling town of 2,500 first began to boom when Jim Butler and his wandering burro first discovered silver in the area. Today, you can re-live the town’s rich mining history at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum.

 

Lodging

Motels

Best Western Hi-Desert Inn
320 S. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3511
bestwesternnevada.com
 88 rooms, Complimentary full breakfast, High-speed Internet, satellite television, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Truck & RV Parking, Senior and AAA rates, Pool & Spa (seasonal)

Clown Motel
521 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.5920
Next to Tonopah’s Historic Miners Cemetery 30 rooms, free coffee, pets, group rates, R.V. parking, Free WiFi, Microwaves, Refrigerators, & satellite television

Economy Inn Motel
826 S. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.6238
32 Rooms, Free Coffee, Free HBO, Truck and R.V. Parking

Humbug Flats
319 Cross St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.6291
43 Rooms, Free Coffee, HBO, Commercial Rates

Jim Butler Inn and Suites
110 S. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3577
jimbutlerinn.com
24 rooms, some refrigerators, free morning coffee & cookies, free local phone, paper, & cable. Free In-room WiFi

Mizpah Hotel
100 Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3030
themizpahhotel.com
47 rooms. Our guest rooms offer rustic charm with modern comfort, luxurious bedding, large, plush towels, and handmade bath and shower amenities. Also standard are flat screen televisions with satellite TV, free wireless Internet and free coffee served.

Passport Inn
720 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.8202
54 Rooms, Free coffee, Cable TV, Weekly Rates, some Kitchenettes, Truck and R.V. Parking

Tonopah Motel
325 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3987
20 Rooms, Phones, Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Laundromat and Wireless internet access available

Tonopah Station Ramada Inn
Hotel, Casino, Restaurant

1137 S. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.9777
tonopahstation.com
78 rooms, Banquet Facilities, next to shopping, Arcade, Casino, Laundry, Restaurant, RV Park

Food

Restaurants

Bamboo Chinese Kitchen
(Inside the Banc Club)
360 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.9888

Beans and Brews – Coffee Shop
1300 South Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.5955

Burger King
1206 S. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3906

Cisco’s – American/Mexican Restaurant
Eat in or drive through
702 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.5022

El Marques Mexican Restaurant
348 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3885

Home Town Pizza
Pizza Restaurant, Delivery & Takeout
222 Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.9998

Key Café (Inside the Mizpah Club)
112 N. Main St.
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3842

Pittman Café
Located inside the Mizpah Hotel
100 Main St -Tonopah
775.482.3030

Subway
1206 Highway 95
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3907

 

 

What to see

  • Historic Mizpah Hotel
    The Mizpah Hotel was built in 1907, shortly after the town of Tonopah was founded. Once the tallest building in the state, the hotel quickly became the heart of town providing lodging, libations and entertainment to fuel the great Nevada silver rush. After more than one hundred years of ups and downs, transfers of ownership and natural calamities, Fred and Nancy Cline purchased the Mizpah in early 2011, and are planning to open to the public in August of 2011. Like most of their endeavors, the Mizpah Hotel has special meaning for the Clines. Nancy’s great uncle was pioneer Harry Ramsey, a miner by trade. He came to Tonopah in 1900 to seek a future in silver and was later joined in 1904 by his sister Emma, Nancy’s grandmother. Emma eventually moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she met and married Nancy’s grandfather, George Bunting, a sea captain for Standard Oil. Today, the Clines are thankful to be a part of the revitalization of Tonopah—Nancy’s ancestral hometown and the rebirth of the Mizpah.
    100 N Main St.
    Tonopah, NV 89049
    775.482.3030
    themizpahhotel.com
  • Table Mountain Wilderness
    Tonopah, NV 89049
    775.964.2671
  • Central Nevada Museum
    1900 Logan Field Rd.
    Tonopah, NV 89049
    775.482.9676
    tonopahnevada.com

    Tonopah’s Central Nevada Museum contains displays describing not only local mining history but also other cultural and social aspects of the region.
  • Tonopah Historic Mining Park 
    110 Burro Avenue
    Tonopah,, NV 89049
    775.482.9274
    tonopahhistoricminingpark.com
    Self-guided tour of the site of the silver strike that started one of Nevada’s biggest mining booms in the 1900’s. The 110-acre park encompasses portions of four of Tonopah’s major mines and includes original buildings, large and small artifacts and an underground mine tour
  • Tonopah Star Trails Tonopah has some of the darkest skies in the country and is rated the #1 stargazing destination in America by USA Today. And the darker it gets, the more you can see. A brilliant 7,000 stars on clean, moonless nights, to be precise. Not to mention the magical, swirling Milky Way. You can even see stars as faint as magnitude +7.0, which is out of the question in most places. tonopahnevada.com