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Mystery Castle

  • 800 E. Mineral Rd. Map It
  • South Phoenix
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's 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, and a quirky collection of Southwestern antiques. The pump organ belonged to Elsie, the "Widow of Tombstone," who buried six husbands under suspicious circumstances.

Sight Information

Address:

800 E. Mineral Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, 85042, USA

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Phone:

602-268–1581

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Oct.–May, Thurs.–Sun. 11–4. Call to confirm hrs.

Published 11/18/2015

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