Tonopah, in South Central Nevada, is a place that about 2,000 people call home.
Carson City, the state capital, is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the northwest of Tonopah, while Yosemite National Park is 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the west.
Plan a day at the Central Nevada Museum, one of the most remarkable museums in Tonopah. Take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere, ask the friendly staff about any one-off exhibitions, buy something from the gift shop or just enjoy the relics of the past.
Barsanti Park is one of the most visited parks and gardens around Tonopah. Locals and visitors alike love to visit here for the relaxed atmosphere and well-tended garden beds and trees.
You can never know what makes a place tick until you know its history; thankfully Tonopah has carefully preserved the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, one of its most important historic places. Chat to locals, take photos and learn about the local history.