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 Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.3511

Clown Motel
521 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.5920

Comfort Inn
890 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.8883

Economy Inn Motel
826 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.6238

Jim Butler Inn and Suites
110 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.3577

Mizpah Hotel
100 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.3030
http://www.themizpahhotel.com/

National 9 Inn of Tonopah
720 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.8202

Old Brewery Hostel
102 Mineral Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.3030

Tonopah Station Hotel, Casino, RV Park
1137 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.9777

Food

Restaurants

AC Bar & Grill
702 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.5022

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

Beans & Brews Coffee Shop
1300 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.5955

Burger King
1206 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3906

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

Hometown Pizza
222 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.9998

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

The Pittman Café
(Inside the Mizpah  Hotel)
100 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3030

Stage Stop Café
(Inside Tonopah Station)
1137 S. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.8502

Subway
1206 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.3907

Tonopah Brewing Company
315 Main Street
Tonopah, NV
775.482.2000

 

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.

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.
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.3030
http://www.themizpahhotel.com/

Table Mountain Wilderness
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.964.2671

Central Nevada Museum
1900 Logan Field Rd.
Tonopah, NV 89049
775.482.9676
http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html
Tonopah’s Central Nevada Museum contains displays describing not only local mining history and the Tonopah airfield but also other cultural and social aspects of the region. The museum also houses one of the best research libraries on the history of Central Nevada.

Tonopah Historic Mining Park 
520 McCulloch Ave
Tonopah,, NV 89049
775.482.9274
http://www.tonopahminingpark.com/
Take a self-guided or Polaris tour of the site of the silver strike that started one of Nevada’s biggest mining booms in the 1900s. The 113-acre park encompasses portions of four of Tonopah’s major mines and includes original buildings, large and small artifacts, a mineral collection, mine shafts, cave-ins, and even a tunnel with a steel viewing cage suspended over an original stope.