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“Better than Hearst Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Cambria
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Owner description: California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal. An Artistic, funky house designed, sculpted and built by one man, Art Beal. Considered one of the finest examples of Folk Art.
Emeryville, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Better than Hearst Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The title says it all. This place is fascinating, and the tour guide is a very jolly guy. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Western Colorado
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130 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“We were the nit wits!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Stopped by on way back from the Hearst Castle which is probably not the place you should have just seen before you come here....handwritten cardboard sign hanging on front fence gate saying tour available at 4pm which was gong to be in about ten minutes. Another car waiting by as well. We met a strange fellow at the gate who said it was contribution of $10 each for the tour and if we didn't like it at the end of it , it would not be required. Six of us followed someone who is definitely not a professional group leader on dangerous steps and stairs throughout what is now definitely a junk pile. Might have some interest in it's background story but is so overrun with garbage and filth that it no longer is fun. Everybody felt necessary to give the donation even though nobody knows where it might go.

Visited April 2014
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“CRAZY house!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

What an incredible imagination this fella had! Using old tires, toilets, etc. to build a house is VERY strange. But it was so much fun to finally see this place after hearing about it for so many years!

Visited May 2014
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Santa Ynez, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Eclectic but run down.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We saw this on a Discover California show with Hugh Howser It is very funky, but with the drive by, narrow places to stop, and look. The place is in disrepair. But to look & see the creativity, recycling, is worth the windy road to see it. AAA guide books give an good way to set to see it. It is a bit off the beaten path.
We like quicky and this spot fits the bill:)








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Visited May 2013
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Agoura, California
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136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Closed?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The gate is no longer there. There is a fence all across the street side now. Perhaps it is closed. .

Visited April 2014
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