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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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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Western Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stopped by on way back from the Hearst Castle which is probably not the place you should have just seen before you come here....handwritten cardboard sign hanging on front fence gate saying tour available at 4pm which was gong to be in about ten minutes. Another car waiting by as well. We met a strange fellow at the gate who... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What an incredible imagination this fella had! Using old tires, toilets, etc. to build a house is VERY strange. But it was so much fun to finally see this place after hearing about it for so many years!

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