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Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
Phone Number: (702) 870-9946
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The...

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

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What's interesting is who the artists were

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul T
Boulder, Colorado
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank 480teresa
Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 28world-traveler
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Paul T
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very different take on the disciples. art that you can interact with albeit a bit creepy. Doesn't cost anything so if you go to Rhyolite stop and have a look at this.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I stopped here after visiting the ghost town of Rhyolite. The main building was closed, but there were pamphlets available that gave some good information about each of the outdoor sculptures. Each work of art has its own unique style. Many are quite thought-provoking. An artist workshop/residence is located down the road that has limited hours. An interesting concept in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Goldwell Outdoor Museum in Beatty/Rhyolite Nevada is a jewel in the desert! My sister-in-law and I were beginning a 10 day Road trip and found this on the internet! It is a "Must See" if you find yourself in this area of Nevada. Besides appreciating this outdoor museum, there was a gentleman in the Visitor's Center that was whittling... More 

Thank 2014jcjc
Yokohama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

There isn't much to this museum. It was just natural to stop by since it's free and right next to the ghost town. Some of the pieces are interesting and make for interesting photo subjects. But overall, it's not the kind of place one would spend an hour at. Also, watch out for rattle snakes. I nearly stepped on one... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I truly loved this museum. Very unique, also a great photo opportunity. Its free and not very crowded. Perfect little stop along, while doing a long distant drive. You can see some art while stretching out your legs. Ghost town next door also has restrooms open to public. Ghost town is great if your into ghost towns. Don't expect actors... More 

Thank Shaun R

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