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Things of the Past!

A terrific and unique place to visit. There are many antiques that will remind you of the past... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Glendora, California
Who knew this fascinating place was here?

Check out the Glendora Historical Societ website for more information about this gem (hidden in... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
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844 N Live Oak Ave, Glendora, CA 91741-2251
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A terrific and unique place to visit. There are many antiques that will remind you of the past. It is a place where your imagination can run wild....Rubel Castle is an interesting and wonderful treat to enjoy in Glendora!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Check out the Glendora Historical Societ website for more information about this gem (hidden in L.A.) and tours (otherwise not open to the public). Also, watch Huell Howser's tv episode (he actually did two) on youtube to get a better sense of the place. Then...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I took a free tour over spring break and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the unusual owner. Lots of fun things to take pictures of. It isn't too much walking so you could probably do this with older kids. Email to make...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

An unforgettable and awe inspiring place. Dreams do come true, but you may have to work hard at it--and get a lot of help from your friends!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Becky K
Reviewed January 20, 2018

What a find! My husband and I were searching for something to do on the weekend and we came across Rubel Castle. It was perfect, as we only live 18 minutes away from the historic site. We thought we could make reservations and go. WRONG...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tracey W
Reviewed January 17, 2018

What a find! Built out of whatever Michael Rubel could find over the course of many years, it is a truly unique place. In building, Michael Rubel just did whatever he felt like. You will find a caboose, a drawbridge, a clocktower, and a graveyard...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I like to find interesting historical places to visit. Just when we thought we had exhausted all Southern California options, we found this place. 2 hour tour with Docent, there was so much to look at in every direction, it was incredibly...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Hidden in the suburbs of Glendora is a treat to behold. Behind the high gates of Rubel Farm is a mans vision and dream come true with a ' devil may care attitude. Constructing rooms, walls and bell towers. Old engineering equipment and the likes....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brandon1968
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I visited the castle this year for the first time since I was a child. I gre up knowing that Rubel's Castle was a magical place where children can imagine a magical life. Now as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed the docent guided tour, California...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I honestly don't know why they don't show you more interesting photos of this a,azing place online! We nearly didn't do the tour, but the guy who responded to my email was so nice, that I booked in and we're all SO GLAD that we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Dianne B
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Dromomaniac | Reviewed this property |
No, it isn't, even the driveway entry is very steep, and they specifically say on their website that is is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.