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Mystery Castle

800 East Mineral Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040 (South Mountain)
602-268-1581
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Ranked #47 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: Built by a father to realize his daughter's dream, this three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and... more » Owner description: Built by a father to realize his daughter's dream, this three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs and is held together by a cement mixture including goat's milk. Take a tour - usually led by the daughter, who still lives there - of this odd, yet imaginative dwelling. « less
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Hawkesbury, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We weren't certain about this place but it wasn't too far from the hotel so we decided to try it and didn't regret anything. The tour is very informal but very informative. The attention to detail that was put into building this place and the amount of time it took is just incredible, difficult to believe that a person could... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not open all year around so We lokked around the area and the castle from adistance after an unusually heavy thunderstorm

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a truly unique place. Built upon such incredible circumstances. I would definitely pay Mystery Castle a visit when you're in Phoenix.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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304 reviews 304 reviews
135 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were looking for things to do and came across this Mystery Castle and decided to give it a try. They kids thought it was fun to see everything. Worth the visit I guess.

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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we found that Mr. Castle while researching filming locations for the 1969 TV show then came Bronson. The Mr. Castle was the filming location for episode 15 of that TV series, that episode was named Sybil. As far as we know this was the only TV show ever filmed at the mystery Castle. We have been to the Castle three... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I lived in Phx for 3 yrs. I read about this place in Weird AZ I believe. Anyway, it was pretty cool. Its amazing that someone spent so much time and energy building this place. Sad story behind its conception. Admission should be a bit less, but I enjoyed it and might take my Family on our trip to AZ... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The society that now runs the place has raised the fee double what it used to be. Thenice lady that owned it only charged $5. I would like to take out of town guests there but its not worth the price. Shame on the society!

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Pennsylvania
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173 reviews 173 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a very unique house with a quick tour by nice people. It was interesting to see, but don't think it's a "must do" while in the area. It is very eclectic house with interesting origins. Cash only for entrance.

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Winnipeg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

With so many worthwhile things to do inPhoenix, don't waste your time here. While the story itself is interesting, you can read it on the internet and don't have to waste your time at this odd, old, rundown place (I wouldn't call it a castle).

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Elgin, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You can see by the Internet this really is a house with "out" buildings and not a Castle, maybe they should rename it. Anyways I thought it was worth seeing and enjoyed our short time there. We brought friends who are very particular and I could feel the tension in the car as we approached the Castle. I'm sure they... More

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