View Underground at the Mining Park!
The underground tunnel features a walk down a
mine tunnel that intersects one of the original
discovery stopes. Named the Burro Tunnel, the
"Underground Adventure" is not for the faint of
heart! At the end of the tunnel, visitors
are able to step into a steel viewing cage and
look down the 500' deep stope.
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.
Visitor Center has a bookstore, displays of
historic mining equipment and a small movie
theater. Our black light mineral display has
just been greatly expanded and now features
short-wave ultraviolet lights which enhance the
colors of the display.
All of the buildings located on the property
are open for our visitors to enjoy. You can
experience for yourself how it was to work in a
turn-of-the-century mine. The grounds are
constantly changing. New exhibits are added
frequently and restoration of existing
buildings is ongoing.
Mountain bike access is now available in the
newly-opened trails system. Our latest
addition is a six-passenger ATV.
Call us at (775) 482-9274 for more information
about this vehicle and its availability for
Map Of Self Guided Walking Tour