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Atalaya Castle

Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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nj
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had visited nearby Brookgreen Gardens years ago, but not Atalaya. Although a hot August day, we took time to visit in the morning. What an fascinating place, which is probably ignored as the nearby beaches beckon. The castle lies within Huntingdon State Park and not well-advertised. The State Park in itself is quite a contrast from the strip malls,... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The castle is interesting enough - but when the Art/Craft show is going it's a real plus. The adjacent beach is very nice and the historic aspect of the castle is a real cultural must see for the Pawleys area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The audio tour(an additional $6) was very much worth it. Includes interviews with Anna Huntington, extra details about each room, makes the place come alive! I saw some tourists just wandering around, not truly getting the full experience of the place. Remember that the extra money you spend here helps the state keep Atalaya up and running. A very enjoyable... More

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Manteca, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love history and castles. : ) This a great place to visit, easy, not expensive and very interesting. Don't go to Brookgreen gardens and miss this place. This is where most of the statues were made. I really enjoyed the story. The headphones gave the info but they really need to work on the order, it was all wrong... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Near the south end of Huntington State Park you will find the beautiful Atalaya Castle. The fee to tour the home is $2.00 per person and well worth it. The rooms are numbered and have very informative plaques on the walls. The grounds within the walls are Absolutely Gorgeous! I highly recommend taking a tour.

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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Atalaya is beautiful and we never tire of it! Its fun to imagine what this "castle" was like back in its most glorious form. The very small $1-$2 dollar admission is well worth it to help with preservation. The Huntingtons were an amazing couple and reading about their lives while touring the property is very interesting.

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Concord, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is fantastic. The history and how these folks kept the economy going in this little beach town during the depression is heartwarming. Plus, the art is awesome.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Disappointed that after paying an entry fee to the Huntington State Park another fee was expected to visit the house.

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South Vienna, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It must have been great to live here when everybody was here. The Huntingtons lived here. We liked stepping back in time.

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Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a really cool, and educational experience here. Tours are priced reasonably, Three options are given; self (unguided), Audio (use of headphones to guide and inform you), and Guided. (personal guide with a group). Activities for the children include a scavenger hunt, which keeps them focused on the history and educational side, and many things for reading. We chose... More

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