Scotty's Castle

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  • 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

Scotty's Castle - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Scotty's Castle

  • Scotty's Castle Address: 123 Scotty's Castle Rd, Death Valley, CA 92328, United States, Death Valley National Park
  • Scotty's Castle Contact Number: +1-7607862392
  • Scotty's Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Scotty's Castle Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Scotty's Castle(preferred time): 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Scotty's Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Scotty's Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Death Valley National Park include Scotty's Castle in their plan

  • 83.23% of people start their Scotty's Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scotty's Castle

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scotty's Castle

People normally club together Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater while planning their visit to Scotty's Castle.

People also prefer to start their day with Scotty's Castle.

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  • I always enjoy my Death Valley experience. Takes a couple days to enjoy the whole park. So many great places to see. If you have extra time after you have viewed the park it is always interesting to stop by Devils Hole which is also part of Death Valley. It is a short distance from Death Valley proper. Be sure to purchase any snacks or drinks before you start your trek. I recommend you start with a full tank of gas so you may just enjoy your self tour. Gets very hot on the summer and cold in the winter. ENJOY

  • Feels like another planet Death valley is truly a special place! We went through it in the middle of the summer and the heat was as extreme as it gets on earth. A car with a good AC is essential for, I would say, survival. Be sure to bring loads of water and the drive through death valley will be unforgetable!

  • Going through Death Valley was an incredible experience. Something that is kind of like a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me though. I would never ever go through Death Valley again but I have absolutely no regrets of ever going. Doesn't make much sense unless you've been there. If you are an adventurous person I highly recommend it.

  • Wow. Just wow. The scenery, the roads, the heat - it has to be experienced to believed. If you’re on a road trip make sure you have plenty of water with you because the temperature is incredible. Keep your eyes peeled for low flying fighter jets too - we got taken totally by surprise!

  • Not really a lot of hiking to do, and when I went the views were clouded by smoke from forest fires in Yosemite. I also got dehydrated, so be drinking water even if you aren't thirsty. Also, bring extra water in your car so you can refill. The experience of being in 125 degree heat is pretty cool, though after maybe 110 you can't really feel the difference. There are also large amounts of salt on Devil's Golf course that you can actually lick and taste the salt.

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