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Amargosa Opera House

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Amargosa Opera House

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608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
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The Places Where We Go Podcast wrote a review Dec. 2020
Simi Valley, California812 contributions144 helpful votes
Having previously read about the Amargosa Opera House after our last visit to Death Valley, this became a “stop the car” and let’s see what there is to see when we saw it on our approach. Clearly, this was once a special spot in the Amargosa Valley and it would have been so something to experience back in the day. On the land now, you can see the remains of the Amargosa Hotel and connected to it, the Amargosa Opera House. At least during the time of our stop in the Covid era, there was no chance to step inside. Perhaps in the future, this opportunity may present itself as there seems to be a group of folk dedicated to preserving the legacy of Marta Becket. Across the street is a small structure and through its windows, you can see a few costumes that would have been worn by Marta Becket. Do yourself a favor and read the book “To Dance On Sand” which presents the history of Marta Becket and is an interesting yet probably little known episode of arts history in the eastern reaches of Death Valley country.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Joyfullyanointed wrote a review Feb. 2020
Rancho Cordova, California173 contributions62 helpful votes
Our tour group stopped for a visit to the opera house. It was quite interesting and fascinating. We heard the story of Marta and the Opera House. Quite a gem of the desert and introduction to our trip to Death Valley.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Magician-on-the-go wrote a review Jan. 2020
Los Angeles34 contributions5 helpful votes
We have read about the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel for some time and thought it would be a great place to experience the past in this Historic Hotel. We recently visited Las Vegas to attend a convention and then drove 1 1/2 hours to Death Valley Junction and the Hotel. When you arrive and drive up to the Hotel Lobby, you must ask yourself, “What have I gotten myself into?” The buildings are old and show their wear and tear from the desert environment. Have no fear! Yes, the outside is dated as is the inside. But the experience is worth the trip. We checked into the Hotel and were greeted by Brook, who is a wealth of information about the Opera House and Hotel. She answered all our questions and give us a brief tour of the Hotel Lobby area and showed us to our room. All the rooms have a heater/air conditioner, so it is comfortable most of the time. I am sure they may have made upgrades to the rooms, but this is what it was like in the 1920’s. A single ceiling light illuminates the room. The bathrooms are small with very dated tile work that looks good, even where they have had to make repairs to broken tiles. The staff has tried to maintain the look, feel and vision of Marta Becket who hand painted the walls of the Hotel and Opera House. During the winter months a variety of performers are on stage in the Opera House. While you are in the hotel lobby, be sure to look for Wilson, the Hotel Cat. What a nice and friendly cat who loves to be petted. After your restful night in the quaint rooms stop by the café for a great tasting breakfast. The food was delicious especially the homemade from scratch biscuits and the locally made jams. When you in the café, look for the woman on the computer and say “Hi” to Bobbi, the General Manager. who works hard to make your stay enjoyable. Worth the time Worth the drive Worth the experience Your visit will be an enduring memory that will last you a lifetime.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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larryell wrote a review Sep. 2019
Ellicott City, Maryland69 contributions27 helpful votes
Located WAY off the beaten path is the Amargosa Valley Opera House. Most people find this place on their way to Death Valley. It’s a nice place to get out and stretch your legs and loosen your back. There are exhibits of yesteryear of when the Opera House was more than a museum. The story behind the Opera House is fascinating in regard to the drive of the owner. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot to see and you will be done looking at the exhibits within 30 minutes. Please be aware the except for the office, the rest of the museum is air conditioned.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Terry H wrote a review Sep. 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom53 contributions16 helpful votes
We took the tour of the Opera house whilst we stayed at the hotel, the lovely girl that showed us around was knowledgeable and friendly & answered all our questions. A fabulous tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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