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Goldwell Open Air Museum

Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
Phone Number: (702) 870-9946
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Beatty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last Supper in copper.
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last Supper in copper.
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Balboa Island, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The other reviews say it all: "Odd," "Unique," "Kwirky." All true, but here's a way to have some fun: Toss a white bed sheet over your kids (or anyone else for that matter) and have them pose with the "Art work." It comes out way cool. I mean you don't see stuff like this every day. Cut it some slack... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Located just south of Rhyolite Ghost Town on Rhyolite Road about 1 mile (1.6k) north of NV 374 (Daylight Pass Road in CA) between Death Valley and Beatty, NV; the Goldwell Open Air Museum is a collection of odd sculptures out in the middle of the desert. While not worth a special trip, its oddity alone makes it worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having those statues in such an inhospitable place with that magnificent view makes the detour worth wile

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This very unusual collection of large outdoor sculptures combines the near total urbanity of Belgium with the sparse emptiness of Death Valley and provokes you to contemplate the nature of art, the nature of place, the geography of happen stance and the reason we travel. We have been to Death Valley and few times and this was truly engaging. The... More 

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Summerland
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62 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is beside Rhyolite. We just about drove by thinking it was a private yard. The statues of the last supper are interesting bit overall the place was kind of spooky.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is free. The number of exhibits is rather small but there are a few unusual pieces of art worth checking out. The pieces are unique in the sense that they are completely out of place near the entrance of Death Valley National Park. You will only need about 15 minutes to explore the Goldwell Open Air Museum.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just past Beatty and before Death Valley is the turn off for the ghost town of Rhyolite. As you enter the town and off to your left are a few of the coolest sculptures I've ever enjoyed. The naked Lego lady is kind of odd but the prospector and his penguin and the specter sculptures are really worth seeing. There... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a collection of "art" just outside Death Valley. Some of the pieces are interesting but some are a bit "strange". it is just next to Rhyolite which is worth a visit but it is not wortha visit on its own.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was not expecting to see something like this on the way to Rhyolite. The sculptures are a bit eerie and I had no idea why they were there. Tried to visit the museum to find out more about it but no one was there. Worth a visit. It is very odd and unique!

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Beaumont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

At the entrance to Death Valley lies this little gem in the desert. You can stay 5 minutes or 5 hours. Some have commented that it was boring while others find it utterly fascinating. I fall into the latter category. Not only did I explore the quirky pieces of art, I drove on into the ghost town of Rhyolite and... More 

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