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In 1967, ballet star Marta Becket began renovating this opera house and performs there to this day.
608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-852-4441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place seems to be totally abandoned. You need to go to the hotel lobby to buy the $5 ticket to get a tour. You might not be warmly welcomed, but the guide will become warmer during the tour. In the lobby, you can see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour with a great curious story and background. $5 charge and well worth it. Lovely historic and still operating opera house.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rstreater
Reviewed October 28, 2018

So you pay $5.00 for a "tour" of the Opera House. You go in one room and listen to a guide for about five minutes - that's your tour. I thought you would see "behind the scenes" since that is generally a tour. A rip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank GrammyH0713
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Marta Beckett's paintings in the Opera House and the successful translation of her art from New York to Death Valley Junction speaks to the power of imagination and persistence. An amazing woman with an amazing story.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Stopped for two nights during drive across US for visit to Death Valley. Slightly faded but hardly surprising in the climate and added to experience of being somewhere very special. No coffee shop as away in August so ate and got supplies at casino (nothing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Glyn Y
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We stopped here on the way to Death Valley National Park. Read about it, and wanted to see the Opera House literally in the middle of nowhere! They give tours twice daily. We had to wait until 5:00, even tho no one else showed up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank _ggilboe
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place is quite an experience. It is amazing how the lady that started this opera house painted every mural that surrounds this place inside making it look like people are actually watching the performances being presented by her.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Beatrice B
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Our ukulele group was fortunate enough to perform on this stage to a bunch of ukulele players! It was just the most fun weekend ever. If you stop, I hope you can get inside to see it! The walls are the best!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank VickiA63
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Last December we stopped by the Amargosa Opera House en route to another destination to take a tour. It was amazing! So we came back and did it again (along with a night at the hotel) 6/7/18. The story and history of the Opera House...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BBBunny25
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Not a tour but the live performances are good. Probably even better when the founder was alive organizing it. They close when it gets to hot.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank michaelmC5240PP
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April 5, 2017|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Tours normally start within a few minutes after purchasing your tickets depending upon how many people are standing in line. The wait for other guests in your group to finish using the facilities is usually the longest wait... More
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March 7, 2017|
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Response from Perkadventures | Reviewed this property |
Near the town of Shoshone, Ca there is a place called Dublin Gulch who's an old mining town. Google the name and see