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Mystery Castle

800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8341
+1 602-268-1581
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Mystery Castle - Very interesting place !

We visited this and really enjoyed it ! Not only the story that goes along with it, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
buckoandme
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Mesa, Arizona
Loved the wishing well

The place is really neat with a lot of good ideas for design. The guide was very informative but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
_robertmcclung
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Highgate Center, Vermont
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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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this and really enjoyed it ! Not only the story that goes along with it, but the uniqueness and the imagination the builder had when building this for his daughter ! He used everything possible using mostly recycled materials .... quite a mind...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is really neat with a lot of good ideas for design. The guide was very informative but putting some humor into the tour would make it so much better. It’s 10$ cash to get in so stop at the atm on the way.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

It's not even that good of a story. It's definitely very goofy and the tour took too long. Instead of 10 people our tour guide made us wait and accumulated too many people, we were around 30!!!!! Very not cool.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

What a castle! It is quirky, interesting and fun to visit. Something different as sightseeing goes. Give it a chance.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

This eclectic home is quite interesting, as is the story behind it and the man who built it. The castle is open Thurs-Sunday and $10 cash. So full of stuff that you need to look twice, high & low to take it all in. Our...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

The building itself is fantastic! We went here to fulfill one of my son's Cub Scout requirements. The tour guides were very nice. The one we had was very loud (overly loud). The house was also full of knick knacks. Took away from the beauty...More

1  Thank beaujolias3
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

A group of about went for the tour. It was $10 each and I thought it was a little pricey for what you got. There were several areas you could not see & the gift shop was more like a small resell-it shop. I guess...More

Thank Janet W
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This castle has a very interesting story behind it and one you need to hear before visiting the castle. The man put his whole life into building this for his daughter and made sure it wouldn't wash away. It is an easy walk to get...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Was fascinated by this place to see such a collection of objects collected and built into a family home.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

The Mystery Castle was extremely interesting, although a little hard to find. There were many steps and levels, which would be hard for those with mobility issues. That being said, it was well worth the effort to see.

1  Thank J0hnM276
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Should be open now, from their website: HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - We will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal tour days and hours on Friday, November 24. We will be open December 24 and... More
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