Welcome to our friendly county!

     Here you will find a list of nice and interesting places to stop and look around. We hope that it gives you a good idea of what our county can offer you.

Quality of Life


     At an elevation of 4255 feet, Hawthorne's high desert location ensures mild local weather since the surrounding mountain ranges protect it from the effects of Pacific storms. To the west is the Wassuk Range, capped by beautiful 11,239-ft. Mt. Grant. To the northwest the Gillis Range peaks span from 5,000 to 7,000 ft. These mountain ranges, as well as the nearby Garfield Hills and the Sierra Nevadas, are "protectors" of Hawthorne's weather. Temperatures are relatively mild in the winter and warm during the summer. The sun shines an average of 360 days each year.

Climate Information

Avg. Temp.                      55.1 F
January Avg. Temp.        34.9 F
July Avg. Temp.               77.0 F
Avg. Annual Precip.        4.58 inches
Avg. Growing Season    135 days

Sites to See 
The Mineral County Museum is one
of the best museums in Nevada. It is
a non-profit facility owned by Mineral County, Nevada and dedicated to preserving the history and
culture of the past.
The Mineral County Museum is located
at the corner of Tenth and D Streets in Hawthorne, Nevada. Directly across
the street from the rest area on U.S. Highway 95 at the north end
of Hawthorne.
At Veteran's Memorial Park you can
rest from a long drive, have a picnic,
or just enjoy the afternoon. Its located on US Highway 95 coming into Hawthorne.
The Hawthorne Ordnance Museum houses a great deal of ammunition
from the past. Come by and
check out a long history of
munitions. We hope to see you!
The Hawthorne Ordnance Museum
is located at the corner of Nineth
and E Streets in Hawthorne,
Nevada. Directly across from
Financial Horizons C.U.



Camping | Fishing | Boating
Hunting | Regattas | Swimming
Water Skiing | Hiking | Bird
Watching | Horseback Riding
Mountain Climbing | Scuba Diving
Sail Boarding | Biking | Para-Sailing
Canoeing | Jet Skiing | Golfing
Picknicking | Sailing | Windsurfing

Sites to See 
Old Rawhide Jail
Located next to Min. County Courthouse, 1st & A St.
Memorial Rose Garden
Located next to Min. County Library, 1st & A St.
Lion’s Park
5th & Armory Road
BPO Elks Lodge # 1704
The original railroad freight depot, 5th & F St.
Mineral County Chamber of Commerce Office
Across from Min. Co. Independent-News, 314 5th St.
Hawthorne’s Original One-Room Schoolhouse
Currently school administration, 503 C St.
Original Primary School - Cultural Arts Center
Located on 6th & D St.
Hawthorne Ordnance Museum
Located on 900 E St.
Hawthorne Convention Ctr.
Original USO Building

Across the street from the Ordnance Museum
Mineral County Museum
Located on 10th & D St.
Veteran's Memorial Park - Home of the original Hawthorne Club neon sign
Located across from the Mineral County Museum
Hawthorne Fin Field
US Highway 95 North of Safeway
Walker Lake Golf Course
Hawthorne Ammunition Depot
Mineral County Web Sites
Other State Web Sites



Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 1979-2010
P.O. Box 2250 • 822 5th Street • Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 775-945-2507 • E-mail: info@mineralcountychamber.com

Sponsored by: Nevada Commission on Tourism &
Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
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