RHYOLITE

History lives at the most famous ghost town in the West. Rhyolite is just four miles west of Beatty, and it’s where you’ll hike around a 1904 boomtown that went bust.

Check out the famous Bottle House, built from 50,000 beer and liquor bottles by an enterprising (and very thirsty) miner. See the ruins of the three-story bank and hike among what’s left of the old jail and schoolhouse. The original train depot still stands, along with an authentic railroad caboose. You can also get up close and personal with artifacts at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, which is full of outdoor sculptures and open year-round to the public.

At its height, Rhyolite was home to a stock exchange, a red light district, hotels, stores, a hospital and an ice cream parlor. The town was abruptly abandoned in 1919, but you’ve still got the chance to glimpse the ghosts of its lively, wild past.

 

Lodging

Motels

Atomic Inn
350 First Street
PO Box 297
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2250
https://atomicinnbeatty.com/
Refrigerator, Microwave, Phone, Cable TV, Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly

Bailey’s Hot Springs
5 mi. N. of Beatty on Hwy. 95
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2395

Death Valley Inn & RV Park
Cable TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Free high Speed Internet, Pool & Jacuzzi
651 U.S. Highway 95 South
PO Box 905
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.9702

El Portal Motel
426 W Main Street
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2912
Pool, Refrigerator, Microwave, High Speed internet, Cable TV|

Exchange Club Motel
119 Main St.
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2333
The Exchange Club Motel in Beatty was established in 1906 and has been a noted area landmark ever since. Just 12 miles from Death Valley National Park, guest can expect a friendly staff and amenities like Internet at this pet-friendly (with a small deposit) motel.

Motel 6 Beatty – Death Valley
550 US 95 North
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.9090
http://www.motel6.com
Less than 10 miles from Death Valley National Park, Motel 6 Beatty – Death Valley is a convenient place to stay. The motel is close to restaurants, and guests can enjoy high-speed Internet service. 54 Rooms, Refrigerator, Microwave, Phone, Cable TV, Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly.

Stagecoach Hotel & Casino
US Highway 95
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2419
http://www.stagecoachhotelcasino.com
The Stagecoach Hotel & Casino features 80 guest rooms, gaming on-site, and a 24-hour restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the pool and wireless Internet.

RV Parks

Beatty RV Park
3 mi. N. of Beatty, I.S. Hwy. 95
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2732

Death Valley Inn & RV Park
651 U.S. Highway 95 South
PO Box 905
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.9702

Space Station RV Park
US Highway 95
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.9039

Food

Restaurants

Denny’s at the Stagecoach
775.553.9942
Cafe style dining, opening 24 hours a day

Happy Burro Chili & Beer
775.553.9099

KC’s Outpost Eatery and Saloon
100 E. Main
Beatty, NV
775.553.9175

Mel’s Diner
775.553.9003

Perk Ranger Coffee House of Death Valley
at the corner of Hwy 95 and 374

The Sourdough Saloon
775.553.2266
Pizza to go or eat in the family friendly back room.

Subway – (At DV Nut & Candy)
775.553.9134

 

What to see

Scotty’s Castle
N. End of Death Valley National Park
Beatty, NV 92328
760.786.2392

Bailey’s Hot Springs
U.S. Highway 95
Beatty, NV 89003
775.553.2395

Beatty Museum and Historical Society
417 Main St
Beatty, NV 89003
775-553-2303
Email: beattymuseum1@sbcglobal.net
www.beattymuseum.org/
Inside the museum you will experience life in the early 1900?s. Learn how the early miner’s lived, worked and played. Walk the footsteps of the “Bullfrog Gold Rush” and learn about the ghost towns and sites in the area.

Goldwell Open Air Museum
Hwy. 374
Beatty, NV 89003
702.870.9946

Death Valley National Park
US Highway 190
Death Valley, CA 92328
760.786.3200
http://www.nps.gov/deva
As ominous as it sounds, Death Valley National Park is a landscape of incredible beauty characterized by miles of deep sand dunes, colorful rocks and canyons, an assortment of native wildlife and one-of-a-kind evaporative salt elements. Visitors to the unique park will also find a wealth of relics from its lengthy history that offer a glimpse into the harsh life of the area’s earliest settlers and its native inhabitants, such as metal ore mines, charcoal kilns, ghost towns, petroglyphs and ancient symbols.

Death Valley Nut & Candy
775.553.2100

Rhyolite