Beatty is a small town in southern Nevada on the border of Death Valley and has been known as the Gateway to Death Valley since the early 1930's. Just 115 miles North of the Las Vegas Strip the town is a refreshing change from the glitz and glam of the big city.
When stopping in Beatty, a visitor is welcomed by friendly clerks and waitresses in the local establishments, and even by the local reenactment group the Beatty Cowboys who can often be seen practicing their skits.
Steeped in mining and railroad history, this small town is a great place to stay while you visit historical and natural sites such as the Beatty Mud Mound and Rhyolite Ghost Town, the third largest community in Nevada in the early 1900's.
My Husband and I moved here about 7 years ago and have found all the people we meet friendly and welcoming. I would say that Beatty is by far the friendliest places I have ever been.