Indoor Exhibits feature Tonopah “Queen of the Silver Camps”, Goldfield “The Greatest Gold Camp Ever” and nearby boomtowns of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and on everything from Native American artifacts to mining in Central Nevada and everyday life in a mining boom camp.Outdoor Exhibits include an Old west town with miners’ cabins, saloon, shops, a 10 stamp mill and more.
The Central Nevada Museum occupies a unique place in the retelling of the annals of the West. The famous, not so famous, and infamous, all left their mark in central Nevada: film mogul and industrial magnate, Howard Hughes; prizefighting promoter, George “Tex” Rickard (who built Madison Square Garden); the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS), Jim Casey; lawmen, Wyatt and Virgil Earp; the last woman to be executed in California, Barbara Graham; the first to find silver in Tonopah, Jim Butler and many others are represented at the Central Nevada Museum.
The Central Nevada Museum occupies a unique place in the retelling of the annals of the West. The