The White Pine Public Museum has some incredible blasts from Ely’s past. Behind the museum, stands the original train depot, a jail cell and an old school house. The museum itself has an amazing amount of historical hospital equipment, mining and war memorabilia and the crown jewel; a prehistoric Snub Nosed Cave Bear which towers over visitors with its massive jaws. It’s definitely worth a seasonal pass since every time you go, you’re sure to see something new.
The museum was established in 1960 by donations from residents of White Pine County and later received a grant in August of the following year. Currently, the destination is still supported by local citizens who believe in preserving the area’s past.
The White Pine County Museum contains some of Ely’s earliest business record books, fossils, petrified wood and a gift shop where you can pick up a one of a kind souvenir! The hours are seasonal, so be sure to call ahead before you drop by!
Find out more about the museum on their website here.