Pahrump Valley Museum
If you’re passing through the town, you can stop into the friendly Pahrump Valley Museum. It’s located off the main road through town, NV 160. Admission is free, and the museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm except Mondays. The staff is friendly and always willing to answer questions.
The museum showcases historical items collected from town residents and highlights famous locals as well as artifacts from Native Americans. Displays about farming, ranching, and prospecting are also shown.
The most interesting exhibit in the museum is about the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, where nuclear waste is stored in the Nevada desert. Six touch screen displays show videos about the project and explain how the waste is carefully stored. Most of my time in the museum was spent on this exhibit.