Death Valley National Monument

Death Valley Scotty's Castle

Scotty's Castle is the most impressive example of man's handiwork to be found in the Death Valley region. Located near the mouth of Grapevine Canyon and built by Walter Scott, ex-cowboy of Buffalo Bill fame, and his partner, A. M. Johnson, the castle is an unforgettable sight. Nestled against the dark sun-baked hills, with massive gates blocking the bridge that gives entrance to the grounds over the wash, it has the appearance of a medieval stronghold guarded by its moat and portcullis. All that is lacking is the drawbridge. Of concrete construction in Spanish-style architecture, with towers and gardens, pools and plazas, it is as fantastic as the country around it.

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