Dedicated to the history of Nye and Esmeralda Counties, the museum houses fascinating artifacts from the area's early days as a mining boom town.
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.
Museum Hours: Open Tuesday –Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays or when staff is not available.
Our facilities are handicapped accessible and a large parking lot is available for all RV’s.
Visit our museum gift shop with a complete line of Historical Central Nevada area books.