Goldwell Open Air Museum is a free admission facility open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Parking is available on site. There are seven outdoor sculptures to enjoy. An on-site visitor center with exhibits and a gift shop, featuring Museum logo merchandise and original artwork, is open most days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays. (In summer, usually closed by 2 p.m. because of the heat). You are welcome to visit the Museum anytime, whether the visitor center is open or not.
Sculpture Park Visitor Center
Your Host, Richard Stephens
Open six days a week!
Closed most Sundays except by appointment
Free Self-Guided Tour Brochure Available! Donations appreciated.
For organized group visits and tours, call (702) 870-9946
Click here for Calendar and Upcoming Events
The Gold Well Open Air Museum is located in the State of Nevada near the ghost town of Rhyolite and the mining town of Beatty. It is approximately 4 miles west of Beatty off of State Highway 374, the road that leads to Death Valley, California. Beatty Nevada is 115 miles north of Las Vegas on Highway 95.
The Goldwell Open Air Museum is private property and its artworks on display are protected by copyright. Non-commercial photography for personal use is permitted at any time. Commercial photography, film and video recording requires permission from the property owners. Download our Permission to Publish Form (in PDF) or call (702) 870-9946 for more information.
The Goldwell Open Air Museum offers spectacular, south-facing views across the Mojave Desert; seven monumental sculptures; a historic early 1900’s house; and is surrounded by varied desert terrains (mountains, flats, and washes). There is a graded access road and plenty of level space for parking production vehicles.
Where to Stay
The Atomic Inn (AKA Phoenix Inn)
Highway 95 and 1st Street. Beatty, NV 89003
(775) 553-2250 or 888-845-7401
With 54 newly remodeled, air-conditioned rooms, featuring king-size beds, telephones, cable-TV, and free continental breakfast, the inn has inexpensive rates plus AARP and other discounts. Lovely spage age decor and artist-friendly. Ask for the Goldwell rate. ($)
Exchange Club Motel
P.O. Box 97, Beatty NV 89003
Easily found on U.S. Highway 95, this historic motel has 44 units (one with whirlpool bath), High-Speed Internet Access. Awesome coupons for sister prooerty the Stagecoach. Highly recommended ($ to $$).
Stagecoach Hotel & Casino
900 E Highway 95 N, Beatty, NV 89003,
It has a nice casino, great cafe, small lounge and a pool. It’s located on the eastern edge of town. High speed internet. ($$)
550 Highway 95 North
A fairly new Motel 6 located next to the Stagecoach Hotel & Casino. High Speed Internet. ($$$)
El Portal Motel-Beatty
301 Main St, Beatty, NV 89003
The El Portal Motel is a family style 25-unit motel. Of the 25 rooms, nineteen are modern and spacious with one or two queen size beds. The other six are from another time. They were built in the forties when auto courts were the newest accommodations for the weary traveler. They retain the flavor of that period and are very much a part of Beatty’s history. ($ to $$)
Amargosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction
P.O. Box 8, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
Rooms are available year-round in the historic Amargosa Hotel. In keeping with the historic character of the hotel there are no telephones or televisions, just peacock calls, wild horses and desert serenity. ($$$)
Longstreet Inn and Casino
Amargosa Valley, Nevada at the Stateline
Modern, recently remodeled facilities, great cafe, casino, lounge.
Only 7 miles from Death Valley Junction ($$$)
Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA
(760) 786-2345 or (800) 236-7916
Deluxe resort accomodations, golf, restaurants. ($$$$)
The town has several private RV parks, including our favorite at Bailey’s Hot Springs, 6 miles north of Beatty, has 14 sites with hookups as well as swimming. (702) 553-2395. The largest RV park in the area is the Rio Rancho RV Park, with 58 sites (with hookups), laundry, and playground. For reservations, call (775) 553-2238 or 800-448-4423.
Where to Eat, Shop, and Visit
MAMA SARA’S Taco Shop and Mexican Restaurant
151 Highway 95 North
Just opened accross from the Beatty Mercantile. Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner place, very fresh and flavorful Mexican cuisine from old family recipes. Open 6 days a week Tues-Sun. Very cute dining room. Highly recommended.
Mel’s Diner (formerly Ensenada Grill)
Serving a good meal at a good price.
Located on Hwy 95 across the hwy from the new Town Square
106 W Main Street
Awesome pizza and atmosphere, full bar & gaming, children welcomed in the back room with jukebox and pool tables. Newly expanded restaurant with burgers, chicken, fish and more.
Happy Burro Chili & Beer
100 W Main, next to Sourdough Saloon, Beatty, NV 89003
An authentic original Rhyolite building with an interesting past and a one of a kind urina!. Cold Beer and Patti’s award-winning chili. Grab a bowl and plop down on their western-themed patio to enjoy! A favorite of Goldwell artists.
100 E. Main
Beatty’s has current hours from 11 am to 10 pm. They will be serving fresh baked French bread sandwiches and home made potato salad and macaroni salads all day. When the restaurant opens for breakfast, later on, they will be serving home made Danish, doughnuts and coffee. The restaurant hours will then be 6am to 10 pm.
201 Watson & Highway 95
Books, antiques, souvenirs and hardware–they have everything including produce and some groceries.
Death Valley Nut & Candy aka Eddie World
900 E Hwy 95 N
Every kind of dried fruit and candy you can imagine, homemade ice cream and Beatty souvenirs.
Beatty Museum & Historical Society
417 Main Street
Local history exhibits & gift shop