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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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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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Midwest USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was amazing to see not only the size of this place, but how many brick are actually in it! We liked that you could walk through it yourself for a minimal fee and read the plaques in each room. We started counting fireplaces and lost count! Very interesting and the staff are very helpful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have long loved Brookgreen Gardens, but didn't know about this hidden gem. I got the audio tour - I think a guided tour or getting the audio is a must. It really brings the place to life. If you like history or just haunting, beautiful places, this is worth a visit. The beach here is lovely as well.

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Hopkins, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Spent an afternoon at Huntington Beach State Park and visited Atalaya with two small children (4&8). They were both really into the tour, as were the adults. There was so much information available on the property. The staff was amazing! We all learned so much during our visit. The kids loved the fact that the Huntington's had bear pens on... More

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New Hartford, NY
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Part of Huntington Beach, this is an area that will give the visitor a glimpse into how the Huntingtons lived in their warm weather residence. It is a quirky place, but interesting to visit. Plus the walk on the beach right behind it is very nice.

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