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Mystery Castle

800 East Mineral Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040 (South Mountain)
602-268-1581
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Ranked #46 of 129 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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269 reviews 269 reviews
114 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Mesa, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is the second time I have visited, this time taking out-of-town guests. The castle is well worth seeing at least once, but I wish the staff would be a bit more diligent in ensuring you get your money's worth on the tour. When you begin the tour, they tell you the tour goes around in a circle and just... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Great quick tour. Good value. Very quirky. It's led by a woman who was a friend of the family and has been doing the tours for over 30 years. They only take cash and it's less than a hour to take the whole tour, worth your time. Great views of downtown phoenix. Would skip in the summer.

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