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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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This building is really wonderful, it is excessive in design but amazing to visit. The film helps put it all into context. A very good visit.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building is really wonderful, it is excessive in design but amazing to visit. The film helps put it all into context. A very good visit.

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Oroville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't use the word 'amazing' as much as some people, but it sure fits this place! It's truly remarkable what Mr. Hearst was able to build with his great wealth. The historical background shown in the film, about his father, his boyhood experiences and the guests who hobnobbed at the Castle made the place come alive in my mind.... More 

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you've seen the movie, now see the house, this is a one of a kind place to see. It is remote, but not difficult to get to. Book tours in advance for best results

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the Grand Rooms tour and it was great! Beautiful area and buildings! The tours are about an hour long and come with a ticket to see their movie. They also include shuttle service up to the castle. I would've liked to see more, but overall it was a great experience! The movie was a bit cheesy, so if... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really was not looking forward to it But how wrong could I be, only thing wrong were the outside toilets, they were disgusting. The visit was extremely interesting, when I went up the drive my first thought was that it was pretentious. However the fact that Hearst paid huge sums of money developing the castle, he eventually gave it away... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a unplanned stop on our trip along Hwy 1 South to La. It can not be seen from the highway it is so high up in the hills. The drive up is to a parking lot that you then board a shuttle to the top. Our visit was during a fog and hazy day so it was like... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are several tours to choose from. We took the grand rooms tour and the upstairs suites tour. Be prepared for walking up and down 4 flights of narrow stairs. Not a place for someone who has difficulty walking. The over-the-top extravagance is fascinating to see.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!! Don't miss this. The best was the private suites tour. I loved seeing the bedrooms and knowing the private details of the owners. The closets were roped off but still had original clothing hanging in them. So wonderful to be taken back in time. The guides are lovely and take time to answer all questions. Beware the suites tour... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend watching the movie about William Randolph Hearst and the Castle prior to going on any tours. It is well put together and gives you some history. We went on the Green tour (there are four different tours) and it was amazing. The Docent was very knowledgeable. Even though we had an expert in our group. Beautiful scenery and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most fascinating places ive visited in a very long time. The guides are very tooled up with all of the information and are extremely knowledgeable. Everything inside is original and very interesting from the art work on the walls to the ceilings. Its $25 dollars each but you coukd spend the whole day in the grounds once... More 

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