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Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
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DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last...

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A stop well worth your time

For years, my husband and I drove past this open air sculpture museum at the foot of mining ghost town Rhyolite, thinking it looked odd. This year we decided to stop in during a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MNDoodles
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, my husband and I drove past this open air sculpture museum at the foot of mining ghost town Rhyolite, thinking it looked odd. This year we decided to stop in during a Death Valley visit. We totally enjoyed it and not just because it's free. The setting is serene and beautiful. The sculptures are moving as is the... More 

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West Amwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Um, almost at a loss for words. But let's try Small. Free, Certainly like nothing else I have ever seen. And you must admire one man's passion, devotion and artistic vision. Made even more unique by the location - the Rhyolite mining ghost town, Several outdoor sculptures - well constructed and sincere in their scope. And you can go right... More 

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an different site on the way to Rhyolite Ghost Town. Amazing effort has been accomplished. Walk all over to see, try various angles. Caretaker was present in gift shop and answered question, a nice person. Leave a donation for the site to help staff and maintain. The statues provide a feast for your mind.

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Next to the ghost town of Rhyolite, the Goldwell Open Air Museum is a small collection of outdoor sculptures. It's well worth the stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

You can go onto the platform right next to the statues. They are quite well done. Apppreciate the fact they seem to be made out of only one sheet each

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Exploring Death Valley. This was a surprise find. Totally enjoyed. Had a 7 year old with me and she enjoyed also

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

There is a small building but it wasn't open so I cannot comment about what is in there but the art in the area around the building was interesting and worth looking at if stopping at Rhyolite.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Not amazed by this little place but worth a look. Any art is more interesting than sand (except for the Death Valley Dunes perhaps) and sand is what would be here if no one had bothered. Cinder Block Woman was my favorite.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

my partner and made a stop while on a road trip in California. the goldwell open air museum is a collection of 7 large outdoor statues. these were delveloped in the 1980s by a group of Belgian artists. worth a look if in the area.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This area is part of Rhyolite Ghost town. it is only small but the volunteers who run the museum are very knowledgeable. If he is there ask the gentleman to play the pipes that he makes and sells in the shop

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