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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


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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 11/18/2015


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