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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-852-4441
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay at the hotel. We only took the tour of the opera house. We expected more from the tour, but were pleased nevertheless. The tour was effectively concluded within 10 minutes. It consisted of a brief description about the paintings on the...More

Thank SCB951
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had looked forward to touring the Opera House and while the day before had been really windy, the day we arrived it was only "breezy" and the weren't any tours "due to wind." A BIG disappointment since it was the only day we could...More

Thank dkudu
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the cafe and in the middle of nowhere. Learn about Marta's passion for classical dance and this little town. Must see!

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The Amargosa Opera House presents a one hour historical ballet on Saturdays. Cost $20 p.p. Amazing artwork adorns the walls of the Opera House located at Death Valley Junction, with extravagant hand painted murals and narrated by the founder Marta Becket; whom passed in January...More

Thank cleaningsolutions585
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What a surprise Marta Beckett created for generations to enjoy in this unlikely place. Her story is fascinating as are the beautiful and colorful paintings on every surface of the Opera House. Marta was a professional ballerina who retired to Death Valley. When she bought...More

Thank Camille G
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Amargosa Opera House is not for those who require all the luxuries of home. The bed was comfortable and the room had everything I needed, except an outlet for my CPAP. The building is a white oasis in the middle of nowhere, on the...More

Thank kbmoose1
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous performance art in the middle of nowhere? Drop whatever silly plans you have and catch this unbelievable experience.

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This place is cool. Before going I read a couple reviews about it needing renovation but I disagree. That's the charm. It has a warm feel to it and it was perfect for what we wanted. It's also very inexpensive. The staff was friendly and...More

1  Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Made reservations inadvance and found that this was necessary because they were booked out for all 17 rooms Greeted at front desk and were able to check-in easily. Information given on WIFI, room heater and close/open times. WIFI is available in lobby and dining area,...More

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

An interesting story about a stranded ballet dancer and her theatre where she painted an audience into her often empty hall. The whole place could use a coat of paint and TLC. The guide was nice and allowed us time to look around. Worth the...More

1  Thank JamesJOceanside_CA
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6 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
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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