Beatty

Beatty, Nevada

Beatty is a small town in Nevada located between Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park.

Understand

Before the arrival of Euro-Americans in the 19th century, the region was home to groups of Shoshone. Established in 1905, the town was named after Montillus (Montillion), Murray "Old Man" Beatty, who settled on a ranch in the Oasis Valley in 1896 and became the town's first postmaster. With the arrival of the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad in 1905, Beatty became a railway center for the Bullfrog Mining District, including mining towns such as nearby Rhyolite. Starting in the 1940s, Nellis Air Force Base and other federal installations contributed to the town's economy as did tourism related to Death Valley National Park and the rise of Las Vegas as an entertainment center.

Beatty is home to the Beatty Museum and Historical Society, a casino, and hundreds of motel rooms and recreational vehicle spaces. The ghost town of Rhyolite and the Goldwell Open Air Museum (a sculpture park), are both about 4 miles to the west, and Yucca Mountain and the Nevada Test Site are about 18 miles to the east.

Get in

By car

Beatty is located at the intersection of US Highway 95 and Nevada State Route 374.

By air

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, from which US-95 goes straight to Beatty, is the nearest airport.

By bus

Trailways (+1 855-519-6502) operates from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Pahrump to 900 U.S. 95 in Beatty.

Do

Art exhibits on the way to ghost town do stop and spend time I to drive Stove Pipe Wells on 35 mile DIRT ROAD up and over a pass at about 4,000 feet through a deserted silver mine town that existed for 2 years and finally through Titus canyon it self, ending in Stove Pipe Wells CA. It takes around 3 hours with stops for snap Shots more depending on time spent. The road is one way very narrow and quite drivable if dry.

If you win...

Chances are if you win it big and you are a foreigner you will get dinged by the IRS 30% withholding tax. That $10,000 slot winning can dwindle quite quickly if that is taken off the top. Not to worry though you can reclaim your gambling winnings tax through a 1042-S form. You should get this from the casino so don’t lose it...it is your starting ticket to getting your gambling winnings back.

Eat

Sleep

Go next

The old Railway station from the Las Vegas and Tonopah railroad in Rhyolite.
Routes through Beatty

Fallon Tonopah  N  S  Jct S → Jct S Las Vegas


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