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Address: , Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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Eccentricity at its best!!!

I've heard a lot about this place and had to see it with my own eyes. Wow. It was fun going through the castle and visiting with other travelers. You have to see it with your own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've heard a lot about this place and had to see it with my own eyes. Wow. It was fun going through the castle and visiting with other travelers. You have to see it with your own eyes. It's really different.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Can't believe this guy gets away with allowing the public to risk their safety at this debacle. There are hazards EVERYWHERE and it's a miracle that people haven't been killed.....yet. Well, except for Bishop's own son, that is.

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Round Rock, Texas
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183 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nestled in the mountains..this place is awesome! The castle is free..but they ask for a donation if you can...It is so cool..my sons loved climbing all over it. the view from the top is super scary! A must see!

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Amesville, Ohio
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Goofy and fun. The owner is a crazy guy with a vision. Don't go out of your way, but if you are nearby you have to stop.

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Lewisville, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Got to see the bishop castle it is unreal that one man built it. Make sure to take the trip. Its worth the drive up the mountain to 9000 ft above sea level. Wear good shoes and take a walk around and climb up the castle.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful and amazing work of art created by Mr. Bishop, its a shame his trustee is trying to scam him out of it. Very humble man, I got to meet him. Amazing work of art.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Awesome place with awesome views and ability to see every part of the castle. Kids can spend hours checking out all the rooms. We even saw a bear wandering around the grounds.

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Ho, Ghana
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

So, while I really enjoyed this place and seriously faced my fears associated with the heights, I would just caution most people to be careful. It was built by a man and I'm not sure what kind of regulations he is using. My dad is a contractor and he said he wouldn't go very high because it wasn't built very... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Pictures don't do justice to this place! It's out of the way, but totally worth it! Went on a Tuesday during the summer and it was packed with visitors! The castle builder, Jim Bishop, was on site that day and happy to talk if you approach him. Be careful if you are afraid of heights; construction site feel and there... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very eclectic. Quite the jigsaw puzzle of construction. A fun little diversion for a couple of hours

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