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Goldwell Open Air Museum

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Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
Phone Number: (702) 870-9946
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Description: 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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Great spot to stop

I was going to Rhyolite, the ghost town, and passed by this open-air public art museum. I consider this artwork to be very original, especially the "ghosts", with my favourite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Hickory, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Just 100 yards from Rhyolite Ghost Town. Very cool and quirky. This place would be cool anywhere but with the backdrop of the desert it just seems so odd. There is no charge to enter and there is also a small store for souvenirs or art. Must stop place if you are heading to Death Valley.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Not what you would be expecting when visiting a ghost town but it does get a lot of traffic. An interesting display but not to my taste.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are in the Beatty area you should stop here and enjoy the outside art. Bring your camera and take a short walk around the area. The artist imagination is always nice to see especially outside with nature. This is a one of a kind gallery.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Goldwell Open Air Museum mainly consists of sculpture formed by draping plaster-soaked sheets over living persons, and then coating the hardened sheets in white fiberglass. This produces a series of ghostly abstract figures frozen doing various activities. They have a take on the Last Supper, and a few others. There are a couple of other artists represented as well.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I was going to Rhyolite, the ghost town, and passed by this open-air public art museum. I consider this artwork to be very original, especially the "ghosts", with my favourite being the Ghost Rider (with bicycle). I returned one late afternoon after being in Death Valley and got some very good sunset shots - thus deleting all my other pix... More 

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Wharton, New Jersey
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A unique one of a kind place. Weird artwork, The naked cinderblock lady, ghosts of the last supper and our fave the tiles sofa.

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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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