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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Great History

We always like to see Art's house every time we are in Cambria. Back in the 70s when he invited us... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2015
Visalia, California
Incredible place

Mike, the owner, gave us a tour today and it was really excellent. What an interesting and touching... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
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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.
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  • 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 24 December 2015

We always like to see Art's house every time we are in Cambria. Back in the 70s when he invited us up to his kitchen we listen as he would tell great stories of his life. Growing up in construction it was awesome to see...More

Thank Carnutz
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Mike, the owner, gave us a tour today and it was really excellent. What an interesting and touching place. The original owner built this place out of junk he collected, and turned this into the biggest folk-art piece here in Cambria. This is entirely kept...More

1  Thank MrPoops
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A must if you ever visit Cambria! A stunning demonstration of what can be accomplished by people with way too much time on their hands.

1  Thank GCZK
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Crazy yes, folk art yes, fun yes. We have been watching this place since back when Art still lived there. It was a lot different then of course but is still a very unusual site to see. Mike has purchased the property and gives the...More

1  Thank Autobob
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed the weekend in Cambria and had a wonderful time at the Pines. The little village is quaint and one can easily spend the sunny afternoon walking enjoying good drink n food. While wandering the shopswe saw a sign directing you to Nitt With...More

Thank Vic S
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Disappointing for my family and I. The publicity makes it sound rather better than it is, but an abandoned toilet and scrap tyres lying around do not make a good tourist attraction, at least not for me. The place is sealed off by a large,...More

Thank Avery-Little
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a place that must be seen to be believed. When we visited Cambria we were surprise to learn of such an unusual house. Unfortunately, we could not see the inside as we missed the tour. Hopefully, next time we will be able to...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 23 September 2015

If you're going to be in Cambria for a few days it's a must to visit this place if you like the weird/obscure/quirky. It's a quick tour and it's definitely something you'll never see again. Which is enough of an allure for me. Call ahead...More

Thank brenncc
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Folksy at it's folksiest. Fun little stop to get your mind wondering, is it genius, madness, or both?

Thank TCleese
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We decided to tour Hearst Castle and Nitt Witt Ridge in the day.. talk about a dichotomy! It was really interesting to see how two very different men just wanted to create something themselves. Our tour guide, Mike, met us at the entrance to Nitt...More

1  Thank shmishig
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is it possible to pre-book a tour by email (rather than phoning an international number from the UK)? Or even on Trip Advisor? Staying in Cambria for one night and would like to fit this tour in at 10am (is that the first tour each day?) before we leave the area. Thanks....
6 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
Tanya L
Is this still open for tours? If so, what hours?
5 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
What time are tours and where can i buy tickets??
15 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.