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’s home to the Lahontan cutthroat trout.)

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 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 89415
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

El Capitan Resort Casino
540 F St.
Hawthorne, NV 89415
The El Capitan Resort Casino is a friendly resort in Hawthorne. Featuring nightly entertainment, the resort also has 24-hour dining, gaming on-site, a cocktail bar, a fitness center, 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.

Monarch Motel
1291 5th Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415
The Monarch is pet friendly motel has newly remodeled rooms which include high speed wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerators in each room.

Holiday Lodge
480 J St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
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.

RV Parks

Whiskey Flats RV Park
3045 Hwy 95
Hawthorne, NV 89415




El Capitan Resort & Casino
540 F Street
Hawthorne, NV

American Steak House – Fine Dining
Maggie’s Once More
785 E St.
Hawthorne, NV

Pizza Factory
1085 US-95, at Safeway
Hawthorne, NV

Old Nevada Pizza
497 E St.
Hawthorne, NV

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


What to see

1942 USO Building
AKA Hawthorne Convention Center
950 E St
Hawthorne, NV 89145

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park / Berlin Ghost Town
Hwy 361 & Hwy 261

Ghost Town of Aurora
Near Lucky Boy Pass Rd & Old Bodie Stage Road

Ghost Town of Bodie
Backdoor entrance-Mono Lake & Yosemite, Hwy 359

Ghost Towns of Candelaria & Belleville
Hwy 360

Hawthorne Ordinance Museum
925 E St.
Hawthorne, NV 89415

Marietta Wild Burro Range
Hwy 360

Mineral County Museum
400 10th Street
Hawthorne, NV 89145

Walker Lake
Camping, Non motorized boating, fishing in streams nearby, Hiking, Wild Mustang & Big Horn Sheep viewing.