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Scotty's Castle

123 Scottys Castle Road (NV 267), 53 mi northwest of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
760-786-2392
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Owner description: This castle in the desert was built by infamous Wild West huckster Walter Scott and financed by...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Owner description: This castle in the desert was built by infamous Wild West huckster Walter Scott and financed by insurance magnate Albert Johnson.
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A must see. The Range guides make the tour interesting. Definitely do a tour. Also visit the other buildings on the site and see the natural water spring. We stayed in Beatty that night at the Motel 6 and save $100 over the park hotels. Then drove back into the park via Titus Canyon the next day. Worked well.

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england
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We were able to catch up the last tour of the castle. There's a fee to see the castle, and pay more to see the castle and the basement of the castle. There's also a souvenir shop outside the castle. Our tour guide gave us a nice tour of the castle and it's history,too bad that there's a bit of... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Scotty’s Castle is a magnificent example of Spanish-style architecture but is located over 50 miles (81k) away from Furnace Creek, in the far northern section of the park, and easily takes 1.5hr for the drive alone to reach. The only other major attraction in this direction accessible to ordinary cars is the Ubehebe Crater. With our limited time, we could... More 

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Monterey, California
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34 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Efficient check-in. Tours throughout the day. Sufficient parking. Place is spectacular and will nake you want to learn more about life there, the desert, and history.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cute house and interesting history of Death Valley on how others made it work living there. Scott's Castle is a little oasis in the northern area of the National Park. Recommend calling to reserve tickets, since limited tickets are available. The Castle is 45+ mins away from Stovepipe wells, so it is important to plan ahead to maximize your activities... More 

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Oklahoma
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Even more beautiful than expected, the stories of Scotty's escapades were delightful and funny, the ingenious and authentic architecture was exceptional and it made you realize that there is a reason for everyone even if they are "flimflam" men. Scotty actually gave Mr. and Mrs Johnson many more years of joy than they had expected. The castle was magnificent and... More 

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very informative tour. Fascinating to imagine life when this place was used as a home. Beautiful building and great tour guides.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a very large Spanish style home in the middle of nowhere. The man who designed and built it was "green" well before his time as it was built in the 1920s. The furnishing in the house are originals, Take both tour underground and above.

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Page, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The interior tour is grand and beautiful. A unique experience can be seen, but not touched. The Organ room is by far my favorite and the scroll music placed outstanding. I've visited twice and can hardly wait to return as there are other "basement" tours available. Stay in Beatty, NV., to save travel time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We spent Thanksgiving weekend in Death Valley and Thanksgiving Day at Scotty's castle. We took both tours of the castle and found the Rangers very knowledgable and really fun. I would suggest taking the house tour before the underground tour. The underground tour is fascinating, especially from an engineering point of view, but you do not get any history of... More 

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