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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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Manteca, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This home, mansion/castle really, was built in the 1930s by Anna Huntington, a famous sculptor and her husband Archer Huntington. The castle is located in the Huntington Beach State Park. What remains is an enormous brick structure that is not only beautiful and amazing, but historical. There are many rooms to explore on a self-guided tour. They provide you with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As destinations go, this one's a bit off the beaten path, which makes it so much the better. Atalaya Castle is a part of Huntington Beach State Park, which in itself is an excellent facility. But the castle is both amazing and surprising for its unique architecture, as well as its setting. If you go, take time to stop and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the Huntington Beach State Park on a recent trip to Pawley's Island and sprung for the audio tour of Atalaya. We were both very glad we did, it was a beautiful place - my husband actually said it was "like a dream" and fun and interesting to explore. Would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

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