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Bishop Castle

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Address: Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Westcliffe, CO 81069
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Bishop Castle

This is a by donation attraction. It is not for young children since there is some scary climbing inside and outside the structure. It's an incredible testament to one man's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
David B
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Beloit
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Beloit
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a by donation attraction. It is not for young children since there is some scary climbing inside and outside the structure. It's an incredible testament to one man's dream and workmanship.

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

This is a must see if you are in the area! Just amazing what has been done by this man. If you are lucky enough you may even get to meet him.

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Bountiful, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite a structure! it was raining lightly so we didn't attempt any of the elaborate, but somewhat spindly wrought iron walkways. We chatted briefly with Mr. Bishop, but didn't wait for any lectures. Definitely worth going a bit out of your way to see.

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Thank Bob M
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bishop Castle (named for Jim Bishop, "amateur" engineer and builder) is a wonder! How could he get so many rocks and how did he keep going for 40 years? Definitely a must see if you are in the vicinity. 5 floors of see through decks to climb...cool stained glass and the awesome continuing work is a true EXPERIENCE!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mr. Bishop has done an amazing job of creating his own castle. Hats off to him! But, be aware, OSHA would not approve. This is not a stroller/handicap friendly location as there are many uneven steps and inclines exist. This is an active work site location. This is his private property that he allows people to come explore at your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thats was an amazing stop. This is not for the faint of heart. It was a rush walking on a wrought iron bridge as it swayed. This has to be the most terrifying thing I have ever done. Awesome adrenaline rush. This was not for the faint of heart.

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Thank love2cookchicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, quirky place! Everyone loved it! Be careful with children, they definitely need adult supervision for safety reasons. Mr. Bishop had been working since 4 am the day of our visit and was resting so we did not get to meet him. We did visit with his friend who was informative. The gift shop is very eclectic and fun

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Thank Amy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our family vacation! It is beyond description and an amazing place to see. Definitely take the time to climb through the narrow passages to see the uniqueness in the castle. The road trip to and from the castle was absolutely beautiful with breath taking views!

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Thank sum-15
Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding! This will cure anyone's fear of heights. We spent all afternoon there and walked the whole castle including touching the flag at the top of the spire. I love this place. Well done, Jim Bishop!!!

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so in love with this amazing man and his passion. A true labor of undying love. Hand built and crafted structure that continues to this day. I went about eight years ago and was astonished by what could be created one stone at a time. I had to take my BFF , to see it in July 2016... More 

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