Humboldt County Museum

Ever wonder what became of old Winnemucca, the town where brave pioneers sought their fortune and weary cowboys hitched up their steeds after a day on the range?

Those days live on at the Humboldt Museum, along with the Great Depression, the Roaring Twenties, and even the Ice Age. The museum offers an array of area history through its many artifacts. Visitors can see a turn-of-the-century parlor, early model horseless carriages, a set of bones from a local mammoth, and much more.

The collection encompasses all of Humboldt County, with artifacts from Paradise Valley, rural areas, and Winnemucca.

The museum itself is a piece of old Winnemucca. Built in 1907, it was once a downtown church. A second, larger building was added on when the museum’s collection outgrew its humble home.

The staff of the museum will gladly take you back in time with an introduction to the treasures of Humboldt County’s history. The Humboldt Museum is located adjacent to Pioneer Park and is open Wednesday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. Call 775-623-2912 or visit