Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mystery Castle








Location: 800 East Mineral Road

Hours: Open 11:00 am -4:00pm Thursday-Sunday

Closed July- September

Information: 602-268-1581

The Mystery Castle is an odd three-story home built out of stone, adobe, automobile parts, colored glass, and other odds and ins Boyce Gulley gathered from different parts around the state. He constructed this home from 1930-until his death in 1945. The mystery castle has the charm of a sandcastle, which it is meant to resemble. Mary Lou Gulley, his daughter stills lives in this home and offers guided tours.
Mystery Castle has 18 rooms and 13 fireplaces. Some items in the house have well-known names associated with them--original Frank Lloyd Wright furniture (yes, you can sit on the sofa), John Wayne items in the bar, and Barry Goldwater gave Mr. Gulley some furniture for the project.

**I gathered info from "Fun With The Family, Arizona" written by Carrie Minor**


3 comments:

Susan & Steve Lazenby said...

Cool place! Can we go there? I really, really want to Larin! Found your "linking". this blog site is a very fun place to visit. lymi Mom

Ashley said...

This is great. Next time I am out there I will know what I want to do. Then you will have to take me there. That isn't too selfish is it?

Anonymous said...

Adelanto Mystery Castle
Location:9736 Crippen Ave.
Adelanto, CA 92301
Hours:Open 10am to 7pm on 7 days
a week in October 1st thru
June 30th, closed in July 1st thru
September 30th for summer.
Admissions:$30.00 for adults
(ages 22-49), seniors (ages 50-up),
$11.00 for children(2-12), youths
(ages 13-21).
The Adelanto Mystery Castle is an
odd three-story home built out
of stone, adobe, automobile parts,
colored glass, and other odds and
ins Boyce Gulley gathered from
different parts around the state.
He constructed this home from
1930-until his death in 1945. The
Adelanto Mystery Castle has the
charm of a sandcastle, which it
is meant to resemble. Adelanto
Mystery Castle has 34 rooms and
17 fireplaces, snack bar/soda
vending machines inside food
service of Papa Johns Pizza,
Party Room/Parties, Lunch Room,
Group Events, Company Parties,
Banquet Room Facilities, Video
Arcade Games/Gameroom of Sega Genesis Games, Roller Coaster,
Merry Go Round, Carousel Ride,
Train Ride, Tokens, Restrooms,
Job Openings/Career Opportunities
of employee benefits.
Our Adelanto Mystery Castle is
opening soon in Fall of 2010 or
2011.