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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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An absolute must

If you're interested in folk art this is the genuine article. Mike does a great tour. Well worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
This was the best thing we did in Cambria!

What a hoot! I can't wait to take my kids back to Nitt Witt Ridge! This place is quite a slice of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
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California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal. An Artistic, funky house designed, sculpted and built by one man, Art Beal. Considered one of the finest examples of Folk Art.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're interested in folk art this is the genuine article. Mike does a great tour. Well worth the donation

Thank Agathacrunchbucket
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a hoot! I can't wait to take my kids back to Nitt Witt Ridge! This place is quite a slice of history and the owner gives a great tour. I wish we could have stayed longer, but it was $10 very well spent. I...More

Thank CLF93111
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main problem with this place is that the city cut off the water and electricity to prevent anybody from living there. They have no way to clean the place and it's very dusty.

Thank Cliff H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw Billy Connolly do a trip here some years ago and we thought we would go .... its a house that was built from anything over time. It's now protected, so although no one can live in it as there is no water, it is...More

Thank Stravinsky1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The network and is a joke, it is completely fenced in with cyclone fencing you cannot go into it it is a Health I was there it is a business hazard it is very very dangerous it needs to be taken off the list of...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were travelling through the area and chose to stop in to see Cambria. What a lovely little place! We had looked up places to see online and, having researched Hearst Castle, we decided to visit Nit Wit Ridge instead. We are glad we did....More

Thank rachel t
Reviewed 22 August 2017

One man's junk is another man's treasure. As a bit of a junker myself I was amazed how various bits and pieces were fitted together to construct this man's castle. We did not have the opportunity to see the inside of the house but what...More

Thank Marguerite1948
Reviewed 20 August 2017

but we did drive by and stare at this crazy marvel. Definitely an oddity and the name fits! Only takes a few minutes to see from downtown Cambria so go for it!

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

My family (wife with two kids aged 10 and 12) visited here in July 2017. We found this place while researching the area as we were staying in Cambria as a place to stay while visiting Hearst Castle. I knew I had to visit the...More

Thank dms666
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Ever since Huell Howser toured this place in his "California's Gold" series, I've been wanting to see it! This is a house/plantation/nursery/junkyard that was constructed over a period of many years by a rather unusual individual by the name of Art Beal. It is now...More

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5 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
Tanya L
4 April 2016|
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Response from Carnutz | Reviewed this property |
I hope this will help.The property is owned and maintained by Mike O’Malley, who gives tours regularly. Call for your appointment to explore this odd and quirky house that has a sad and romantic history. NITT WITT RIDGE 881... More
14 March 2015|
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Response from ChrisGander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we arrived unannounced and it was closed. Shame. We would have liked to have done the tour.