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Goldwell Open Air Museum

Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
(702) 870-9946
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Ranked #4 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Reno
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Stevensville
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21 helpful votes 21 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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PA
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251 reviews 251 reviews
108 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you are on your way to Death Valley National Park via Beatty rt 374, it is an easy stop and worth the visit. The museum was not open when we stopped early in the morning but you can view all the outside art work anytime. You just park in the gravel lot just south of the Rhyolite ghost town... More

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Lexington, ky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The art exhibits was interesting. Nice individual art objects, made for exhibit in the outdoors, most still in good shape. Interesting in the desert/mountain area as a background.

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