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“Go out of your way to see this” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle
Ranked #34 of 226 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.
Provo, Utah, United States
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285 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Go out of your way to see this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Reduce, reuse, recycle - they've got that down. This place is eclectic and fun. It's interesting to see how pieces of junk, broken glass or pottery, dead cactus or whatever was thought about and then placed into the life of this crazy house. We went in the winter and it was a bit windy but it was better than braving the heat of summer although I'll bet the house is cool in some places. It's one of those "off-the-beaten-path" kind of places many would enjoy and remember.

Visited March 2012
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Whitefish, Montana
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quirky and Enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Wonderful for those who enjoy off-the-beaten-path, quirky attractions.

Follow 7th Street south until it ends at a rotary.
Small sign points you to the left.

If you have a fear of port-a-potties, then you'll want to take care of business before you get here. Though, as they claim, the port-a-potty was extremely clean.

Visited October 2012
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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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Thank Carrie H
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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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