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Scotty's Castle

123 Scottys Castle Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2392
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Scotty's Castle CLOSED until 2019 due to flood damage. This 1920s vacation home in the desert was built by insurance magnate Albert Johnson. However, at the time most people believed it belonged to Death Valley Scotty, who claimed to have a secret gold mine in the tunnels beneath it. 99% of the contents are original from when the Johnssons vacationed there in the 1920s and 1930s. You can walk the grounds or read the exhibits in the visitor center for free. However, access to the House, Underground, or Lower Vine Ranch are by guided tour only. You can reserve tickets before 9pm the previous day, or tickets are usually available to customers upon arrival.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“gold mine” (12 reviews)
“death valley” (172 reviews)
“furnace creek” (37 reviews)
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123 Scottys Castle Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is under renovation until 2020, But they do allow 13-15 visitors to visit the site per day (I think). My group got a ticket to enter and visit this place...Its kind of interesting to see a mansion in the middle of nowhere. I...More

Thank Amie943
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited this Death Valley year we now heard that the site is still being renovated after the 2015 storm that deposited up to five feet of mud in the buildings & washed out the road. Apparently they are at the point of restoring...More

Thank Kathleen,John M
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Explanation above says it all and I suggest you take it off your recommended list of places to visit, etc. Any suggestions about visiting there would be very misleading especially since it is in a remote place..

2  Thank superlucy10
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

they are trying to repair it. Could not get there in December 2017 Sounds like will be too expensive to repair it. Hope they do

1  Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

the road is closed !!! no visit !!! no scotty castle visit !!! i recommand you to claim to national park : you pay and you have not the service!!! it is closed ; OK but during the works the entrance fee should be free...More

4  Thank Olivier P
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Spanish Colonial Revival home built in 1937. The house is named for the colorful character behind the home's construction. In 1922, performer and conman Walter Scott, or Scotty, convinced millionaire Albert Mussey Johnson to invest in a gold mine in Death Valley. The mine ended...More

Thank Felixstowe2016
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The castle has been closed for a while because of damage a few years ago from water. Wondering whether it will ever open again now that so much money is going into rebuilding Furnace Creek. Visited several times. A beautiful place.

2  Thank dgdayana
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were lucky enough to get tickets to one of the flood damage tours that they did in April 2017. The tour was very well done, it was really interesting to hear about the flood and the damage it did. The NPS Ranger did a...More

2  Thank Gomez22
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm typing here and can't see previous reviews but just wanted to say that it is closed until probably 2019 for some flood damage that they had awhile back. It was probably the number one reason that I had always wanted to go to Death...More

2  Thank SusanVM
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

As of mid-April 2017, Scotty's Castle is still closed. There are a couple signs on the road that indicate this closure, but be forewarned. IT'S CLOSED.

2  Thank mrliterature
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