Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park
Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 123 Scotty's Castle Rd, Death Valley, CA 92328, United States
Ticket Price: 15 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park
Windows into the past are nice, but its even better when such windows are curiosities all on their own. Walter Scott, namesake of the place, used to go around telling everyone that he built this castle with the money he made off his secret mines. Truth was, he never owned it in the first place. It belonged to a businessman (Albert Johnson) who was conned into investing Scott’s fraudulent mine, yet somehow ended up in a deep friendship with the man – enough that he built Scotty his own ranch. Albert himself only used the mansion as a winter retreat. The mansion itself is Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival and provides a wonderful glimpse into the 1920’s lifestyle of the rich. Though the castle is indeed open the year round, it’s best to check the National Park Service Website before visiting.
Scotty's Castle Information
- Ranger guided tours to LVR usually fully booked in advance.
- No restrooms at Lower Vine Ranch.
- If you’re driving here, make sure you’ve got plenty of back-up fuel. The closest gas station is over 45 miles away.
Scotty's Castle Ticket Prices
- $7.50 for children aged between 6 to 15 years.
- Same prices apply for Underground Tour.
- $20 ($10 for kids) for Lower Vine Ranch.
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I love to visit in Oct and Nov. Mild temperatures are great for exploring this area. Fiddlers Campground is $ inexpensive no frills option for camping. Bring a jacket. Grab a meal at Oasis cafe. So much within walking distance to visitors center. Guided jeep tour was amazing. My kids loved it.
This is a great National Park. It's huge, plan accordingly. But there are beautiful places all around, it's not just a bare desert. Lots of fun colors and viewpoints. The lowest spot in North America is mildly interesting, but there is so much more beauty all around. Plan for some hikes. Bring lots of water. Pull off at every turnout. Come to the park having gasses up. Unreliable cars need not apply. Check out your GPS on your phone when you are @ the lowest point. Take a screenshot. Always cool to see your GPS go into the negatives.
Incredible geological area and huge! It has many remote areas so make sure your gas tank is full before exploring. Furnace Creek Visitor Center has a great staff, knowledgeable about the park's mountains, viewing areas, trails and distances. Come prepared!
This park is stunning. During the day the light and the colours are like no other place. From Zabriskie to Sand Dunes it'll make you love nature. And at night stargazing is jaw dropping. The most beautiful and full of stars nights I've ever seen in my entire life. This park is otherworldly beautiful.
First recommendation, do not attempt to come here before 5pm, at least if it's mid August. Still you'll feel like trapped in an oven! The place however is amazing, dune mountains are fantastic and being there at sunset is incredible! Unfortunately we had very little time to visit but it was worth the trip. Plus, we stayed until nighttime and the sky was so packed of stars it left me breathless (and I could also catch a glimpse of the milky way).