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“Worth the ten bucks”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle
Ranked #33 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built by a father to realize his daughter's dream, this three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs and is held together by a cement mixture including goat's milk. Take a tour - usually led by the daughter, who still lives there - of this odd, yet imaginative dwelling.
Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth the ten bucks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We enjoyed seeing the mystery castle and some of the history it contains. It is an interesting look a unique home built with recycled items and has a lot of character to it. Definitely worth seeing if you are in the Phoenix area.

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Recycling at it's best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The entire house was built from discarded items and the daughter still lives there. The tour is interesting and you can see the rock formation of a lion on South Mountain as you exit.

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Peoria, Arizona
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Little jewel hidden in the city!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Fun little place -- this guy understood upcycling and green living before it was fashionable! Quirky and fun.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“unusual! interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went with a group of friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Guides were great. Don't miss this one.

Visited February 2012
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Scottsdale
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem every Arizona resident should visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

I took my daughters and it was a great experience with a surprise around every corner. The caretakers were wonderful and informative and the collection of artifacts was a true historical biography of the area.

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