"Must see Scottys once" Scottys Castle Tip by mht_in_la

  Scottys Castle
by mht_in_la

I was surprised the Park Service runs such a touristy place. I put it in the "must see" section only for the completeness of my visit to Death Valley. But I would suggest you only see it once, especially after I learned about the life of Walter Scott, the guy the castle was named after.

To go inside the castle you have to join the guided tour. The tour costs $8 (as of Nov, 2003) on top of the $10 park entrance you already paid. If you don't join the tour, outside the castle there's not much to see besides the souvenir shop and a staple. Fortunately, not too far from the castle is Ubehebe Crater, a much more interesting natural wonder that I strongly recommend (see my other tips).

Phone: +1 760-786-2392
Website: http://www.nps.gov/deva/historyculture/scottys-castle.htm

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2004
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