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Address: 608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
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In 1967, ballet star Marta Becket began renovating this opera house and...

In 1967, ballet star Marta Becket began renovating this opera house and performs there to this day.

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Ballet at Death Valley Jct

The Amargosa Opera House presents a one hour historical ballet on Saturdays. Cost $20 p.p. Amazing artwork adorns the walls of the Opera House located at Death Valley Junction... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
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Jackson Hole, WY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We had looked forward to touring the Opera House and while the day before had been really windy, the day we arrived it was only "breezy" and the weren't any tours "due to wind." A BIG disappointment since it was the only day we could make it.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the cafe and in the middle of nowhere. Learn about Marta's passion for classical dance and this little town. Must see!

Thank Joseph E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The Amargosa Opera House presents a one hour historical ballet on Saturdays. Cost $20 p.p. Amazing artwork adorns the walls of the Opera House located at Death Valley Junction, with extravagant hand painted murals and narrated by the founder Marta Becket; whom passed in January 2017. Three mini classical ballets are performed by Marta's last understudy and protege-Hilda Vazquez. Lovely... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Our RV caravan from Death Valley stopped here to tour this remarkable Opera House. Sadly, we learned that Marta Becket has passed away. Our leader got us our tickets for the tour of this unique one of a kind Opera House that Marta Becket loved and painted herself. It is obvious the opera house was taken care of by a... More 

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

What a surprise Marta Beckett created for generations to enjoy in this unlikely place. Her story is fascinating as are the beautiful and colorful paintings on every surface of the Opera House. Marta was a professional ballerina who retired to Death Valley. When she bought the Opera House as a venue for her talent but failed to attract an audience... More 

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Oreana, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

The Amargosa Opera House is not for those who require all the luxuries of home. The bed was comfortable and the room had everything I needed, except an outlet for my CPAP. The building is a white oasis in the middle of nowhere, on the way to Pahrump (east) or Death Valley Junction (west). There's a large friendly cat who... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous performance art in the middle of nowhere? Drop whatever silly plans you have and catch this unbelievable experience.

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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This place is cool. Before going I read a couple reviews about it needing renovation but I disagree. That's the charm. It has a warm feel to it and it was perfect for what we wanted. It's also very inexpensive. The staff was friendly and helpful. Read up on it before you go, maybe the staff will share a couple... More 

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Banning, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Made reservations inadvance and found that this was necessary because they were booked out for all 17 rooms Greeted at front desk and were able to check-in easily. Information given on WIFI, room heater and close/open times. WIFI is available in lobby and dining area, do not move room heater or breaker may pop, If closed use combo door lock... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

An interesting story about a stranded ballet dancer and her theatre where she painted an audience into her often empty hall. The whole place could use a coat of paint and TLC. The guide was nice and allowed us time to look around. Worth the $5 charge for the experience.

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