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“What a story!”

Amargosa Opera House
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$236.49*
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Death Valley Day Trip
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In 1967, ballet star Marta Becket began renovating this opera house and performs there to this day.
Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is an incredible story of a woman who had a dream and made it happen. Not to be missed ! We took the tour and my mouth was continually gaping open at the talent and dedication of Marta Becket.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are near the Amargosa Opera House go take the tour, it is definitely worth it! Stepping into the Opera House and seeing the murals for the first time is amazing, I could spend hours in there just looking at the murals covering the inside of the space. Marta Beckett is a true artist and it is fortunate for all of us that her passion has saved this amazing building!

Thank Bibndum
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Thisn is NOT a review of the hotel, but of the Opera House.

At the corner of no-wehere and long-gone...Death Valley Junction and the Armagosa Opera House. It's quite a story and if you have the 30 minutes...and for five bucks, you can get a tour from SOB...Sweet 'ol Bob. A ladies dream..a love story..and the story lives on, in-as-much as she still lives in the area. It's an amazing vision, really.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Opera House and Cafe - as well as a few other businesses - are seated in what looks like a ghost town in the middle of nowhere! We stopped at the Cafe as much out of curiosity as anything!
The waitress was completely delightful to chat with - as were the French tourists that happened in while we were enjoying a slice of pie and coffee. Don't miss the freshly baked pies and brownies: worth a stop just for that! Or maybe you're inthe mood for a smoothie or milkshake?... or perhaps a meal? Worth a stop: whatever your culinary preferences, you will find somethign to enjoy!

1  Thank DCLizzy
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Artistic and offbeat both come to mind when describing the Amargosa Opera House. The former meeting hall, turned opera house has been painted with colorful murals by the woman who made it happen. We stopped while driving through and could not see a performance. (Please call ahead for the schedule.)

Reportedly, three people live full time in this "town", which could become a "modern" ghost town. We hope tht the Amargosa Opera House is somehow preserved and performances continue.

Rhonda conducted a short tour of the opera house and we appreciated her friendly, helpful and informative approach. $5 pp recommended fee was fair.

We also had a meal at the cafe, which has hearty, good food at fair prices. Service was excellent. As of our visit, the cafe was open 8-8.

(We did not stay at the adjacent hotel/motel, which appears to need work.)

Thank packcal
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