Visit Mystery Castle in Phoenix
Not really a castle, but a very odd and cool house built in the early 1930's. The house sits on South Mountain with a beautiful view of Phoenix. If you like to tour old homes or historic type buildings this is an interesting house to tour.
Boyce Gulley obtained the land for free. He built this house himself out of stone, old car parts, and other odds and ends. Neither his wife nor daughter knew that the house existed until after his death.
His daughter lives there now and is generally there to greet you when you arrive. She is has a special liking of cats as can be seen by her many painted rocks and cat themed decorations.
The house is filled with oddities and imaginative ways to use discarded items. I am especially fond of the room with the saguaro cactus designed using river rock on the floor. Beautiful work! What a view of the city this house has!
Location: Phoenix -near South Mountain
Address:800 East Mineral Road Phoenix,AZ
Hours: Mystery Castle is open October to mid-June Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10.00 adult tour/$5.00 kid tour
Website: Mystery Castle