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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria, CA
805-927-2690
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Cambria
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Nit Wit Ridge is a California State Historic Landmark in Cambria. Nit Wit Ridge is a house built entirely of found objects. It was built over the... more »
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Bass Lake, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had to see this California Historical sight, but it was definitely missing the love from the original artist who built it.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is not your usual attraction and is owned was presented by the current owner Mike, who is also is a character in his own right. This house shows how a person can and did live differently by his own rules and why individualism is important in life. Support the maintenance by arranging a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Mike is a great guide & the video he shows makes it all come together! This place is really cool. Love the creativity. Near Hearst Castle-must see if in the area !

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Chico, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You can get a tour by appointment. We just did a drive by and it was cool to see. It is a little run down and could be kept up better, but it was a very interesting place to see

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Colton, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Hearst Castle in the morning, and then searched for this "poor-man's castle" in the afternoon. There was a sign up saying the next tour was in 10 minutes, so we waited around to take the tour. The guide-- who is actually the owner of the property -- was a super friendly, knowledgeable man who has a respect for... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

run down and closed - too bad no one has tried to revamp and preserve such an interesting place- worth a quick drive to just take a look -

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Bakersfield, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is really interesting. What a guy can do with 50 years and a lot of time is amazing! Parking is not good. Be careful crossing the street. When you leave use a side street to find your way back down. Just a hidden gem!

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I confess. My only motivating factor in pulling off Main Street was to photo and "check in" my kids in front of Nit Wit(Har Har har) ridge. A 3 minute twisty turny road spills out at the ridge, definitely worthy of pics and "check in"

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San Dimas, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was quite the unexpected in Cambria...quirky place hand-built by a local. Made into a landmark. Stair risers with abalone shells, concrete deer in the front yard...what a HOOT! Fun photo op

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Emeryville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The title says it all. This place is fascinating, and the tour guide is a very jolly guy. Definitely worth a visit.

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