Tovrea Castle At Cararro HeightsCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 5025 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6022563221
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Landmark, View Point, Castle, Family And Kids, Resort
This castle is a historic landmark that was originally made as a resort and again later used as a private residence. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride and is now part of the Phoenix Parks systems.
This beautiful castle was long left abandoned and avoided which turned it into nothing from a prime attraction of the city. The tragic phase witnessed an overgrowth of wildflowers and cacti here. Later on initiatives were taken to renovate this place but the wildflower bushes were not removed- they were just modified to look better.
The castle is a lovely wood and stucco construction built in a very fashionable 3 tiered manner. From a distance it looks simply like a wedding cake. The most beautiful time to see this castle is when during some evenings this building s lit up brightly with incandescent bulbs and lights.
- Bus number 3 till EB Van Buren Street
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3.12% of people who visit Phoenix include Tovrea Castle At Cararro Heights in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
90.91% of people start their Tovrea Castle At Cararro Heights visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Tovrea Castle At Cararro Heights
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tovrea Castle At Cararro Heights
I never would have thought that this one-time home would become a museum and attraction. My old-friend Phil Tovrea from Jerome had a nice party here in the 1970's (1980's?) and we got to go through all the rooms and exit through the long, underground tunnel passageway that lead way out from the castle. The night lights are great when viewed from here. Can you still saty til sunset at least?
Great Tour!!! It's a very pretty place, very verbal and visual tour. The tour is 45 minutes long, no hikes. They only show you two rooms and not the upstairs . I wanted to see the upstairs. It is very clean, organize and pretty. Fantastic Desert views. When you want to take photos, the photos are rushed, I wanted at least 20 minutes to take photos,but they rush you out. They should allow you 10 more minutes at the basement . Lots of interesting things to see and read . It is an Arizona experience, I do recommend to look around, but just be prepared several months in advance with tickets.
Wish they had more historical pieces available either on display or replicas for sale in the gift shop. Beautiful job of restoring and such a lovely location.
Why are you not allowed to tour the upper floors and don't you think your tourist would be more satisfied, since this is what they came for instead of feeling disappointed or cheated? What is the purpose of keeping the other floors off limits? Someone pays to tour a castle is what is led to believe.. not a few rooms.. very misleading and false advertising.. Why would you not open the castle for a complete tour and give people what they are actually trying to pay for..people would even pay more which is more money for you. Please elaborate and explain for alot of people are unhappy from this.
The tour and history of this place was awesome. Wish you could get to see the upper floors.