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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
Phone Number: 18004444445
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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Didn't know what to expect but never thought anything like this, and I've seen my share of castles/mansions in Europe. It's unbelievable what they build here and how they... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but never thought anything like this, and I've seen my share of castles/mansions in Europe. It's unbelievable what they build here and how they decorated it. Did the Grand Tour since it was our first visit. Definitely worth it and if we had had more time would have liked to do one of the other... More 

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Switzerland, Fla.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first time visiting this beautiful hilltop castle was in 1968, when my family visited the Big Sur area from Lemoore, where my dad was stationed in the Navy. My third visit was 48 years later, on a recent "couples trip" down the Calif. coast, this past June. It remains one of the largest and most unique (former) private residences... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do! Take any of the tours and be amazed at the sheer opulence of this castle. The stories are amazing and the collection of post war European art and collectibles is truly mindblowing. Allow at least 3 hours for the tour and sightseeing of this place. The food at the information centre is overpriced for what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Grand Tour and it was very informative and interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was my first time there and it was worth the $25. The $25 includes a tour (you pick one of 3) and it includes a 45 mins movie. We didn't watch the movie because we were on a tight schedule but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This destination has the most priceless private art collection (next to the Louvre) that we have ever seen. Even the national museum of art can't compare. The art is everywhere, inside and outside. There are 5 tours each taking about 2 hours. We did the tour of the rooms. There are over 100 rooms there and each one is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My siblings ages 78-81 loved this place, even with all the stairs they had to climb and portapotties. The movie is excellent - dont miss. We did the first floor tour (which by this time I find boring because there is too much chatter by the guide and not enough moving around to suit me). The bedroom tour (my first)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun. The tour was spectacular. I loved hearing the history and biography of Mr.Hearst. The grounds are so beautiful. There are statues and art from all over the world . I feel so lucky to have had this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a museum on a hilltop. Love the gardens and grounds, impressive collection of art but Beware the Neptune pool is under construction. Super disappointed but still beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hearst Castle is definitely worth visiting if you're driving up the California Coast. There are a few tours to choose from, so you can focus on the part(s) of the grounds you are most interested in. The guides provide a nice brief history of Hearst and his architect, along with stories of the parties back in the day. The magnitude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see if you are in this part of the country. It ranks with the Biltmore in Asheville as one of the great American homes.

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