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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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One of the must see homes in America--not only for the architecture but also for the location along the California coast. It is also a large scale museum. Everywhere you look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the must see homes in America--not only for the architecture but also for the location along the California coast. It is also a large scale museum. Everywhere you look inside and out, there are paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. It has been one of my favorite places to visit! Recommend going early in the morning, and then you will... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking through the Hearst Mansion is impressive. It's very impressive to see what imagination and an unlimited budget can do. Fireplaces imported from French Castles, beamed ceilings that were hundreds of years old and Egyptian antiquities reused in this building are things that could never happen today where all these artifacts would now be preserved and not available for individual... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

saw this 30 years ago. Gorgeous, amazing & interesting to try the different tours. If you can get Priscilla, she's awesome. This was an amazing man's dream, all executed with class & elegance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful place. Huge castle located on the top of the hills. It is like a time travel 100 years back in time. Highly recommend (!)

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is not to be missed if your heading along the California coast. Allow yourself time to wander the grounds and make sure you take a paid tour or two to get a closer look at the various sections of the Castle.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Along the PCH north of LA. Very nice estate. Beautiful marble columns and pool area. Drive up a long windy road to access the mansion. Beautiful artwork and furnishings that belonged to the Hearst family throughout the years. Buy tickets upon arrival. Best to stay overnight in San Simeon after enjoying a tour here and some beach activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing piece of history in California! Beautiful walking grounds, great tour guides, excellent customer service, and awesome gift shop. Also great views and photo opportunities.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views on the drive up to the Castle and again on the way back to the visitor center. We got to see the Kitchen area, the rooms downstairs and the Roman Pool. So many pieces of art to view and take in. We also watched the film which gives a little more background on the Hearst family and what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning property. Unfortunately the outdoor pool was being refurbished but we saw everything else we could.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey, this was a great stop along the way. Stayed at the hotel on the shore, sat in the hot tub and enjoyed he scenery on the ride. The tour at $25 was not my idea at all. In fact I was down right against it. Turned out to be pretty interesting and since the wife was happy, the ride... More 

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