South Nevada Trip Planner
Welcome to South Nevada!
South Nevada is best known for its role as a major silver producer in the early 1900s. Although the area's silver mining industry is in the past, the region continues to carefully maintain its rich heritage by offering a number of historic attractions allowing visitors experience Nevada's silver boom. Tonopah, located midway between Reno and Las Vegas, acts as the municipal center of the region. Once referred to as the Queen of the Silver Camp, the city is home to Tonopah Historic Mining Park, which helps visitors embark on self-guided tours of the historic silver mines. Ghost towns also prove to be popular attractions and such as the ruins found in Belmont, located one hour from Tonopah. Outdoor recreation is plentiful in South Nevada, as state parks are scattered throughout, such Cave Lake near Ely, Beaver Dam around Caliente and Echo Canyon near Pioche, each offering a range of outdoor opportunities.