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Goldwell Open Air Museum

Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
(702) 870-9946
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Beatty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last Supper in copper.
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Arroyo Grande, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This museum is located at the entrance to Rhyolite Ghost Town. It has some unusual art pieces outside. The "museum" is a combo sales office and studio that is quite small, but manned by an interesting gentleman who we assume is one of the artists. He had lots of information on the area and the pieces displayed. There are steep... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is on the way to Rhyolite and only takes a little time to walk around & look. If you like quirky art you will enjoy this!

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Kipling. SK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Well the museum was a short diversion, but nothing to really look at. If it wasn't for the fact it is located on the Rhyolite access route, I am sure this place would receive no attention.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Have been here before and was disappointed that some of the sculptures were missing. Did enjoy the last supper and especially the one with the bike. Rhyolite was worth the trip to see.

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