Scotty's CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: 123 Scotty's Castle Rd, Death Valley, CA 92328, United States, Death Valley National Park
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7607862392
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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.
- 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.
- $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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57.29% of people who visit Death Valley National Park include Scotty's Castle in their plan
92.96% of people start their Scotty's Castle visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scotty's Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scotty's Castle
Was so surprised at how much I liked this park. Definitely worth a 2+ hour trip from Vegas. Easy to get around the valley and very tourist friendly. Hot, hot, hot. Would recommend spending one night at one of the hotels, and star gaze the night away. Make sure you buy the obligatory tee shirt, you have earned it.
There are so many hidden gems and different things to see. You can either drive through quickly, or stop and check out places like the sand dunes or 20 Mule Canyon. Either way, the sights are unique.
Death Valley is a warm diversion in the winter time. It is also a remote and desolate so always be sure to have a good running car when you go there. There are lots of interesting plants and geological formations. We visited the Mesquite sand dunes and had a great time. Then we went to the ubehebe crater near the racing Rocks and took in a very interesting hike.
Beautiful. ...see it in spring or late fall. But its a national park monument ( monument ???) ...its rocks and cliffs and sand. But unique. ...those of us that live near them , resent there always trying to grab more land when they already have too much ....
Don't go in the summertime. I was there in January and it was perfect, 75 degree weather. The landscape is jaw-dropping: barren, stark, and almost lunar in nature. Lots of driving is involved getting from one isolated place to another, but you've never see anything like it, and only a short drive from Vegas. Well worth the trip!