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Amargosa Opera House

608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-852-4441
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In 1967, ballet star Marta Becket began renovating this opera house and performs there to this day.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-852-4441
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

On the way to Death Valley . Not much to see but it reminds you of the old west days in Mexico. We didn't stay long the house was closed!

Thank CharlesandCharlie
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Must be seen to be believed. The story of Marta Beckett brought to life. $5 for the tour which consists of walking to the Opera House to look at the murals and to hear the story. Young man was very passionate about Marta's work and...More

1  Thank CazCoach
Reviewed 14 March 2015

A working opera house in the middle of the desert is unthinkable. That's what makes this so remarkable... a decade of commitment by a New York ballerina and artist that transformed an old mining town movie house into a cultural outpost. Marta Becket's impressive rendering...More

1  Thank foodhoundBurbank_Ca
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

One of the most peaceful and beautiful places on earth!! Have visited on several occasions and love it more each time!!

Thank mpg81
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Get a personal $5 tour of the opera house where Marta Becket created her own dance theater. The inside is covered with murals that Marta, now 90, painted herself. Here the wonderful story of an achievement that could only be a Western classic story. Also...More

1  Thank bonneewa
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We've lived in Las Vegas since 1968 and never been to Death Valley. Researching our trip we found this gem in the desert. We took the tour which was only 5.00 per person. Bob, our Tour Guide was very good at what he does. So...More

3  Thank LVLAMBO
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We have visited the Opera House a couple of times. The first time was for an opera. My husband and I were the only people in the audience, yet they performed it just for us. The second time was to see Marta Becket, who bought...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Why this Opera House is here in the middle of nowhere - in the middle of nothing is a story unto itself. But we did stop and were given almost delightful and informative tour by the host. Cost was only $5 per person so we...More

Thank Bunkie101
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The painting inside of the opera house have to been seen. One of the finest displays that I have ever seen. Took my granddaughter to watch Marta dance & perform. Tom, Marta's partner gave us a tour of the music room/museum, in addition to looking...More

Thank CarrelDawn
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is an incredible story of a woman who had a dream and made it happen. Not to be missed ! We took the tour and my mouth was continually gaping open at the talent and dedication of Marta Becket.

1  Thank AnnaDan M
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
Tours normally start within a few minutes after purchasing your tickets depending upon how many people are standing in line. The wait for other guests in your group to finish using the facilities is usually the longest wait... More
Diana G
8 March 2017|
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Response from Perkadventures | Reviewed this property |
Near the town of Shoshone, Ca there is a place called Dublin Gulch who's an old mining town. Google the name and see