Tovrea Castle At Cararro HeightsCurrently Closed
- 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This castle is a historic landmark that was originally made as a resort and again later used as a private residence.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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3.13% 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
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.
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?
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.
It's a very pretty place, very verbal and visual tour, but you have to order tickets several months in advance. I placed my tickets at the end of September 2017 and attended the castle June 2018. The tour is an hour long, no hikes. They only show you two rooms and not the upstairs :( kinda bummed about that, I wanted to see the upstairs. It is very clean, neat, and there is not much AC so it gets warm almost immediately. When you want to take phots, the photos are rushed, I wanted at least 20 minutes to take photos,but they rush you out. It is an Arizona experience, I do recommend to look around, but just be prepared several months in advance with tickets. Tickets were $20 each for an adult. No student discount.
Tovrea Castle tour was very interesting. The guides are excellent and tell you all the history, pointing out very unique subtleties that you may not notice otherwise. To get to the castle, you first take a ride on a multi-seat golf cart throughout the land around the castle. Be sure to ask your guide to take pics of you and your group from the scenic places. Our group filled up both golf carts so that was fun and our pics in front of the castle turned out great. After your tour, purchase a keepsake from the gift shop. Also, reserve your tour well in advance as it sells out quickly. Our tix were purchased a year in advance and we got the very last tour of the season. Enjoy!