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Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
Phone Number: (702) 870-9946
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DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last...

DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last Supper in copper.

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Because i was passing through on an off day, I never got into the museum BUT the grounds around it were fascinating! Sculptures adorn the immediate area and beyond. My favorites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelinJoe47
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Orem
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good stop if you are headed to Death Valley. Is on the same road as Ryolite Ghost town.. the road is good and only 4 miles out of Beatty..this was my second time to stop in

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because i was passing through on an off day, I never got into the museum BUT the grounds around it were fascinating! Sculptures adorn the immediate area and beyond. My favorites were the "Last Supper" and "Ghost Rider."

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Thank TravelinJoe47
Leesburg, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Goldwell sits just off the road on the way into Rhyolite ghost town. There once was a small visitor center/shop, but it is not open, probably due to the lack of traffic through this area. You can wander through the sculptures, which have names, at your leisure and take all the pictures you want.

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Thank Caga3124
Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a no - Brainerd IF you're going to Rayon items Ghost Town and a non-starter if you're not. It's a curiosity but nothing else.

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Thank Joe G
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 659 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

If you visit Rhyolite (separate review), you cannot miss this open air museum: I am not a fan of modern art, so it did not excite me, but it's right there, and free, so you may as well take a look. I did found one sculpture I liked: as a Gold Prospector is preparing to explore, he's watched by his... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a really cool outdoor sculpture museum right next to Rhyolite Ghost Town. The art is unique and definitely worth a visit just to see the "Ghost Last Supper" piece. You can see the ghost town and museum in about an hour and it is free.

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Thank 480teresa
Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

There were about 10 pieces outside and they were so cool. All different and all fun to look at. Purely amazing. Had such a great time when I stopped by.

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Thank Tiffany T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Interesting art installation with an interpretive "Last Supper". I wish the building was open while we were there.

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Thank Tiffany H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

This free museum has some art outside as well as inside. There are some pictures of the ghost town on the wall. Staff very nice and helpful. They sell cold water too.

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Thank 28world-traveler
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We met the gentlemen who takes care of the museum and he gave us an overview of the museum and Rhyolite. And to our surprise we found out the artists were from Belgium. The artist originally wanted to do his last supper sculpture in Death Valley but the National Park Service would not allow it, so it ended up in... More 

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