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Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle Review

At the foot of South Mountain lies a curious dwelling built from desert rocks by Boyce Gulley, who came to Arizona to cure his tuberculosis. Full of fascinating oddities, the castle has 18 rooms with 13 fireplaces, a downstairs grotto tavern, a roll-away bed with a mining railcar as its frame, and some original pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright–designed furniture. The pump organ belonged to Elsie, the "Widow of Tombstone," who buried six husbands under suspicious circumstances.

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  • Address: 800 E. Mineral Rd., South Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 85042 | Map It
  • Phone: 602/268–1581
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Oct.–May, Thurs.–Sun. 11–4. Call to confirm hrs.
  • Location: Greater Phoenix
Updated: 02-19-2013

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