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Mystery Castle

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Surprising and interesting stories.

Quite eclectic and very interesting albeit pretty rundown. Make sure you speak with the docents... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2020
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This is one of those "lower tier" tours that is a super value at $10 a head. The story of the... read more

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Built by a father to realize his daughter's dream, this three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs and is held together by a cement mixture including goat's milk. Take a tour - usually led by the...more
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800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8341
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This is one of those "lower tier" tours that is a super value at $10 a head. The story of the builder and the unique result of his efforts are well worth the price. Our docent was knowledgeable and personable. A definite stop to please you.
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Who knew that, after driving thru the vast somewhat anonymous south Phoenix suburbs you’d find a castle that is this distinct. That was built by a father with tuberculosis to fulfill his daughter’s dreams. That was built entirely by hand using found, used, and rejected
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Great fun for all ages excellent guides well informed. A little known venue close to Mesa and Phoenix. Well worth the visit
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Quite eclectic and very interesting albeit pretty rundown. Make sure you speak with the docents. They are quite helpful.
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We had heard about and read online about the Mystery Castle. What we saw on the tour, however, was so much more than online words and pictures can provide. Our tour guide was friendly, upbeat, and knowledgeable. Our group was quite large, but the Castle can accommodate a larger
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