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Boldt Castle and Yacht House

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Address: Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-9724 (in season), 315-482-2501 (off-season)
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This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his...

This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his wife.

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Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour
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$40.24*
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1000 Islands Two Castle Explorer Cruise
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Thousand Island Helicopter Tour Including Boldt and Singer Castles

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Lovely hour's visit

Nice self-guided tour. I would avoid weekends if I went again as several areas were closed off for weddings and it's a small attraction. After visiting, though, I wanted to buy my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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DC,USA
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice self-guided tour. I would avoid weekends if I went again as several areas were closed off for weddings and it's a small attraction. After visiting, though, I wanted to buy my own castle

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You only need a couple of hours to walk the grounds and tour the castle built by Mr. Boldt for his beloved wife, sadly she passed before the house was completed and so the house wasn't ever finished. Thankfully the house is being cared for and renovated by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and they've done an incredible job. Make... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Boldt Castle before and loved it! This time we took my inlaws from Ohio and they were thrilled. The staff/volunteers working there are very nice and helpful, the grounds are beautiful and even with all the people there, you have space to walk around and enjoy. The renovations that have been done so far are excellent and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fabulous fairy-tale like experience. But first off, you don't have to take a tour boat to get to Heart Island to see the castle. A better (less expensive) way is to drive over the bridge to Wellsley Island, go N-E to the country club and park near the Yacht House, buy tickets THERE, tour the YH and... More 

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Belle River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful workmanship on the castle. I just can't get over how much money went into it for someone to just walk a way from it. Kinda weird that you have to pass through Customs on the island. Ya I know it's in another Country but really? Not like I can go anywhere else. More of a formality than anything else.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok. I have been here before so has my wife. Wow wow wow. It used to be in a deplorable state. They have remodeled it to whatever was stated in the will. It is beautiful it is amazing and can you imagine starting from nothing and owning the Waldof Astoria making A million bucks a year back then. OMG. He... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a magical place! It transforms you to another era...the grounds are beautiful and the buildings are wonderful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle was beautiful! It's a definite must see if you're in the area, the boat ride is very short! We didn't get the audio tour, but other people said good things!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The story about the castle is the place to start. Then go and see it for yourself. My wife and family/friends have watched over the last 20+ years watch this place be renovated back to the vision Mr Boldt had for his castle. The workmanship and attention to detail is amazing.

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Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the reason to go to Alex bay. We go every few years and each time more work has been done and the results are great. Words do not describe this place. The history, the story behind it, and now the restoration. GO. You will not regret it.

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