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Goldwell Open Air Museum

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Address: Highway 374, Beatty, NV 89003
Phone Number: (702) 870-9946
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The building was closed, but we were able to walk about all the artwork. No charge, short little detour and well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
Richard B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The drive is only about 2 hours west from Las Vegas. Don't miss the HWY 374 turn-off (right before the Beatty Death Valley Candy Store) to Rhyolite where the Goldman Open Air Museum is tucked in behind a few desert shrubs down a short gravel road. It's worth driving the short distance to the ghost town - or haunted building... More 

Thank Algorithm B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The building was closed, but we were able to walk about all the artwork. No charge, short little detour and well worth it.

Thank Richard B
Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Quite interesting and close to rhyolite but as this is the only thing here worth looking at I wouldn't think it justified the detour we made

Thank David282xyz
Yachats, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Bunch of giant stuff out in the middle of nowhere, penguin, ghosty looking guys, last supper, giant naked lady, cant be beat!

Thank James T
Pahrump, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a very interesting, artsy, fartsy, attraction! You can wander around and enjoy all the different "art" expressions, and create your own impressions. Perfect location in the Mojave on the way to Rhyolite, Bullfrog, and Death Valley too!

Thank mzjeepco
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

These sculptures, done in 1984, by Albert Szukalski, are really incredible. Out in the desert - the Goldwell Open Museum. Fascinating. Bring your camera. Set on beautiful Armargosa Valley, NV. Very near Beatty, NV. There are other similar-type sculptures there. It's a must see.

Thank SusieRussell
Hanford, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little museum. Very interesting history of the museum ,art, and artists. The caretaker of the museum is a retired teacher who is very knowledgeable and engaging A jewel of a surprise out in the middle of nowhere.

Thank jacqueline l
Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Take the time to drive out and see this. The art is very unique, I wish there would have been some information on the artists.

Thank Sue P
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on way to Death Valley and glad we did. An interesting free open air art museum, a bit way out in some of the art but definitely worth visiting.

Thank Andrew W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

To each their own, but if you're looking for some type of amazing entertainment, maybe you shouldn't have picked the vast, lonely desert. We aren't fancy or art snobs by any means. But if this isn't one of the most amazing things you've ever seen in your life, then I guess I'm just a simple person. Is it strange? Yeah,... More 

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