• Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Experience the Tonopah Historic Mining Park~

Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2022

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located on the site of the original mining claims that started the rush to Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps”.

Jim and Belle Butler’s strike in 1900 brought the United States into the 20th Century, and many of the mining processing techniques developed during that time are still being used today.

The park encompasses portions of four of the original major mining companies and covers more than 100 acres.  This rich history is brought to life through preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater), and a self-guided tour.  Learn More…

Seasonal Tour Guide

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals with a love of history to join our team.  We are currently accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Tour Guide and Gift Shop Assistant.

This is a full-time seasonal position starting at $15.81/hour. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent customer service, general knowledge of, or a willingness to learn the history and purpose of the park. Daily tasks include assisting visitors in the gift shop, operation of the point-of-sale system, credit card processing, reconciliation of daily sales, maintaining security, safety, and cleanliness of gift shop and outside areas. Weekend work may be required.

FILING INFORMATION: Applications and a complete job description may be obtained on our website at tonopahnevada.com/jobs-listings/ the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Visitors Center, 110 Burro Avenue, and at the Town Office,140 S. Main Street, Tonopah, NV 89049.  For additional information contact Becky Braska at (775) 482-6336 or by email at bbraska@tonopahnevada.comThis position will remain open until filled.

The Town of Tonopah – Tonopah Historic Mining Park is an equal opportunity provider and  employer.  The Town of Tonopah does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sex,  disability, or any of the protected classes within the State of Nevada.   If you should require assistance or special accommodation with the application  process, please contact the Town office at (775) 482-6336

Full Job Description

Employment Application

Mining Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed all Federal & State U.S. Holidays.
Small and large groups are welcome.  Please call (775) 482-9274 at least 48 hours ahead of scheduled visit.

Mining Park Rates

Visitor Center & Movie – FREE

Mining Park Gate Fees (Self-Guided Walking Tour):

$5.00  for Adults
$3.00  for Senior Citizens (60 and older), Children (8-17) & Nevadans.
FREE  for Children 7 and under
FREE  for Active Military & Veterans
$1/child for School groups-chaperones FREEContact park staff for other groups

Guided Polaris Tours (includes Gate Fee)*:

Guided Polaris Tours are available seven (7) days a week. Reservations are required and tours are limited. To reserve a Guided Polaris Tour call  775-482-9274 during business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Handicapped Visitors – FREE
1 person: $12.00 = $12/person
2 persons: $20.00 = $10/person
3 persons: $27.00 = $9/person
4 persons: $32.00 = $8/person
5 persons: $35.00 = $7/person

Take a look at our brochure!

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Tonopah Historic Mining Park Brochure

April 26, 2023 – Simerson Construction started working on the Desert Queen this week!

Photos can be seen on the Desert Queen page here

Copyright (c) 2023 Tonopah Historic Mining Park and its representatives. All rights reserved.
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation is a Nevada 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve Nevada’s mining history, heritage, and the life surrounding it at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c). All contributions made to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation become its sole property and will be used as determined by the Board of Trustees.
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