Fodor's Expert Review Mystery Castle

Greater Phoenix House/Mansion/Villa

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.

House/Mansion/Villa Family

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10, Oct.–May, Thurs.–Sun. 11–4. Call to confirm hrs.

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