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Amargosa Opera House

PO Box 8, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
(760) 852-4441
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Type: Theaters, Operas
Activities: Nightlife
Traveler Description: Amargosa Opera House was renovated beginning in 1967 by ballet star Marta Becket - who still performs there to this day; and because of her age, they... more »
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Summerland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Why this Opera House is here in the middle of nowhere - in the middle of nothing is a story unto itself. But we did stop and were given almost delightful and informative tour by the host. Cost was only $5 per person so we decided to support the cause. The Opera House has recently had a flood that did... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The painting inside of the opera house have to been seen. One of the finest displays that I have ever seen. Took my granddaughter to watch Marta dance & perform. Tom, Marta's partner gave us a tour of the music room/museum, in addition to looking at the walls inside the opera house. If you're going to view a performance, make... More

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Lacey, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is an incredible story of a woman who had a dream and made it happen. Not to be missed ! We took the tour and my mouth was continually gaping open at the talent and dedication of Marta Becket.

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San Leandro, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are near the Amargosa Opera House go take the tour, it is definitely worth it! Stepping into the Opera House and seeing the murals for the first time is amazing, I could spend hours in there just looking at the murals covering the inside of the space. Marta Beckett is a true artist and it is fortunate for... More

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Kitimat, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Thisn is NOT a review of the hotel, but of the Opera House. At the corner of no-wehere and long-gone...Death Valley Junction and the Armagosa Opera House. It's quite a story and if you have the 30 minutes...and for five bucks, you can get a tour from SOB...Sweet 'ol Bob. A ladies dream..a love story..and the story lives on, in-as-much... More

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HYATTSVILLE
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Opera House and Cafe - as well as a few other businesses - are seated in what looks like a ghost town in the middle of nowhere! We stopped at the Cafe as much out of curiosity as anything! The waitress was completely delightful to chat with - as were the French tourists that happened in while we were... More

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82 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Artistic and offbeat both come to mind when describing the Amargosa Opera House. The former meeting hall, turned opera house has been painted with colorful murals by the woman who made it happen. We stopped while driving through and could not see a performance. (Please call ahead for the schedule.) Reportedly, three people live full time in this "town", which... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stopped at the cafe because it was in the middle of nowhere. Much to our hungry delight, it was very much worth the stop. It is recommended. We had a burger and an omelette. Stop in and support them. They are right on the road at Death Valley Junction.

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Durham, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
115 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This eerily placed opera house in the middle of a mighty desert brings to mind Herzog's film "Fitzcarraldo." Stopping by for a look is recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Passed this strange little place on the way to Death Valley, a small mini bus of 7 people, on the way back I enquired of our Guide if there was a chance of stopping to look at the "Opera House". We were on our way back to Las Vegas at around 5pm, on enquirying the Receptionist was signing off for... More

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