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“A Cool Find In The Middle of Nowhere...”

Goldwell Open Air Museum
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Beatty
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: DaVinci in Death Valley: Belgian sculptor carves his rendition of The Last Supper in copper.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just past Beatty and before Death Valley is the turn off for the ghost town of Rhyolite. As you enter the town and off to your left are a few of the coolest sculptures I've ever enjoyed. The naked Lego lady is kind of odd but the prospector and his penguin and the specter sculptures are really worth seeing. There are a few additional pieces but , for me , "The Last Supper" and "Ghost Rider" really made an impact. It's free and it's just a couple minutes off the highway into Death Valley.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a collection of "art" just outside Death Valley. Some of the pieces are interesting but some are a bit "strange". it is just next to Rhyolite which is worth a visit but it is not wortha visit on its own.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was not expecting to see something like this on the way to Rhyolite. The sculptures are a bit eerie and I had no idea why they were there. Tried to visit the museum to find out more about it but no one was there. Worth a visit. It is very odd and unique!

2  Thank Colinasita
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

At the entrance to Death Valley lies this little gem in the desert. You can stay 5 minutes or 5 hours. Some have commented that it was boring while others find it utterly fascinating. I fall into the latter category. Not only did I explore the quirky pieces of art, I drove on into the ghost town of Rhyolite and then over to the cemetery and took some interesting photos. I went in February when the weather was perfect. I wouldn't recommend staying for hours in the heat of the summer, though, as it tends to get close to 100 and sometimes over.

2  Thank Tammie_McD
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This museum is located at the entrance to Rhyolite Ghost Town. It has some unusual art pieces outside. The "museum" is a combo sales office and studio that is quite small, but manned by an interesting gentleman who we assume is one of the artists. He had lots of information on the area and the pieces displayed. There are steep stairs into the museum, but you can wander the barren, desert grounds outside to see the art pieces.

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