Scotty's Castle

sights / Architecture

Scotty's Castle information

tours adult/child from $15/7.50
Opening hours
grounds 7am-4:15pm, tour schedules vary
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Lonely Planet review

Whimsical Scotty’s Castle is 3000ft above sea level and noticeably cooler than the valley floor. Walter E Scott, alias ‘Death Valley Scotty’, was the quintessential tall-tale teller who captivated people with his stories of gold. His most lucrative friendship was with Albert Johnson, a wealthy insurance magnate from Chicago, who bankrolled this elaborately constructed desert oasis in the 1920s.