Hearst Castle

★★★★☆

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WOW a real castle and one with good taste in art. The art work is awesome with all the sculptures and walls are just splendid. It is a fun place to take your family for the day.. Alot to see and you will get your exercise from all the walking.

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★★★★☆

WOW a real castle and one with good taste in art. The art work is awesome with all the sculptures and walls are just splendid. It is a fun place to take your family for the day.. Alot to see and you will get your exercise from all the walking.

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This is a wonderful place to take the family. It's absolutely beautiful, the sculptures are incredible. Put on your comfortable walking shoes, there are alot of stairs. A must to see.

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful place to take the family. It's absolutely beautiful, the sculptures are incredible. Put on your comfortable walking shoes, there are alot of stairs. A must to see.

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This is place is beautiful. All of the art work here is just outstanding. There is a lot of stairs to walk up on the tour but well worth it. I love all the sculptures.

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★★★★★

This is place is beautiful. All of the art work here is just outstanding. There is a lot of stairs to walk up on the tour but well worth it. I love all the sculptures.

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I hadn't been to Hearst Castle since childhood, but ended up there on a group tour as part of a weekend wedding celebration in nearby Paso Robles. I definitely appreciated the grounds and amazing buildings and furnishings much more as an adult. Just the pools alone (one inside and one outside) are worth seeing, not to mention the extradorinary guest houses, the dining room where the rich & famous ate, and the stories you hear on the tour about William Randolph Hearst.

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★★★★☆

I hadn't been to Hearst Castle since childhood, but ended up there on a group tour as part of a weekend wedding celebration in nearby Paso Robles. I definitely appreciated the grounds and amazing buildings and furnishings much more as an adult. Just the pools alone (one inside and one outside) are worth seeing, not to mention the extradorinary guest houses, the dining room where the rich & famous ate, and the stories you hear on the tour about William Randolph Hearst.

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I think I have been here three times and it never gets old. The house is just amazing, I can't imagine people actually living there. The different rooms and views from the house are so beautiful. There is a zoo on the property, an indoor and out door pool, movie theater, and so many different rooms. I guess if I had that much money I would build something like that too. The other facinating part about this house is the story behind the Hearst family, which is another aspect to why I would go again.

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★★★★★

I think I have been here three times and it never gets old. The house is just amazing, I can't imagine people actually living there. The different rooms and views from the house are so beautiful. There is a zoo on the property, an indoor and out door pool, movie theater, and so many different rooms. I guess if I had that much money I would build something like that too. The other facinating part about this house is the story behind the Hearst family, which is another aspect to why I would go again.

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The estate of William Randolph Hearst showcases unique architectural designs. Definitely worthy of a newspaper magnate. The Neptune Pool is quite stunning as well as the main house. You really feel the historical magnitude of the place, as some of the most famous people in history dined there at one point or another.

Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

The estate of William Randolph Hearst showcases unique architectural designs. Definitely worthy of a newspaper magnate. The Neptune Pool is quite stunning as well as the main house. You really feel the historical magnitude of the place, as some of the most famous people in history dined there at one point or another.

Highly recommended.

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If you're driving the long stretch between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, this is a great place to break the monotony. This beautiful home is so elaborate that you won't get bored looking at the variety of different rooms and hearing the history of the place. A step above your typical rest stop.

4
★★★★☆

If you're driving the long stretch between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, this is a great place to break the monotony. This beautiful home is so elaborate that you won't get bored looking at the variety of different rooms and hearing the history of the place. A step above your typical rest stop.

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Located on the California coast in San Simeon, Hearst Castle is a neat place to visit. The home was built by newspaper mogul, William Hearst, and is indeed a castle. There are different tours offered of the various different areas of the home. Especially not to be missed are the Neptune and Roman Pools.

4
★★★★☆

Located on the California coast in San Simeon, Hearst Castle is a neat place to visit. The home was built by newspaper mogul, William Hearst, and is indeed a castle. There are different tours offered of the various different areas of the home. Especially not to be missed are the Neptune and Roman Pools.

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We were in awe of this place. First you have to go into the visitor center to buy tickets. Then you are led to a shuttle which takes you up to the castle (takes about 10 mins). There are several tours to take. We took tour #2. This place is ginormous!!!! The outdoor and indoor pool were most impressive. Everything about this guy was elaborate and very expensive. It's nothing like you would ever see anywhere. It's a must do in California!!

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★★★★★

We were in awe of this place. First you have to go into the visitor center to buy tickets. Then you are led to a shuttle which takes you up to the castle (takes about 10 mins). There are several tours to take. We took tour #2. This place is ginormous!!!! The outdoor and indoor pool were most impressive. Everything about this guy was elaborate and very expensive. It's nothing like you would ever see anywhere. It's a must do in California!!

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Hearst Castle is not a real castle, but an architectual oddity build for entertaining guest. The place is more tacky than beautiful with a mix-up of different architectural directions and a huge collection of old European church and monestary interiors bought up by mr. Hearst in his glutton for "culture". But still - it is a very interesting place to visit and the tour guides have a lot of information and anekdotes about the "Castle" and it's builder. It is well worth the price.

PROS: Interesting and somewhat odd
CONS: Strictly laid out tours

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★★★★☆

Hearst Castle is not a real castle, but an architectual oddity build for entertaining guest. The place is more tacky than beautiful with a mix-up of different architectural directions and a huge collection of old European church and monestary interiors bought up by mr. Hearst in his glutton for "culture". But still - it is a very interesting place to visit and the tour guides have a lot of information and anekdotes about the "Castle" and it's builder. It is well worth the price.

PROS: Interesting and somewhat odd
CONS: Strictly laid out tours

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Hearst Castle is a truly fascinating place. It's a very "touristy" thing to do, but fun. I was surprised when we couldn't even see the castle from where we parked. The visitor's center has some cool exhibits to see while waiting for your shuttle time.

The bus ride up to the castle is bit like a roller coaster, since you are riding on a small, winding road, and the driver is driving fast. That part was fun by itself.

The castle itself is amazing. The grounds are lush and green, which is no mean feat in the dry, hot California climate. The tour we took showed us one of the guest houses, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. We also got to see part of the main house. It was beautiful, to say the least.

My only regret was that I didn't get to see more of the main house. In order to do that, you have to take multiple tours, which can get really pricey.

4
★★★★☆

Hearst Castle is a truly fascinating place. It's a very "touristy" thing to do, but fun. I was surprised when we couldn't even see the castle from where we parked. The visitor's center has some cool exhibits to see while waiting for your shuttle time.

The bus ride up to the castle is bit like a roller coaster, since you are riding on a small, winding road, and the driver is driving fast. That part was fun by itself.

The castle itself is amazing. The grounds are lush and green, which is no mean feat in the dry, hot California climate. The tour we took showed us one of the guest houses, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. We also got to see part of the main house. It was beautiful, to say the least.

My only regret was that I didn't get to see more of the main house. In order to do that, you have to take multiple tours, which can get really pricey.

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This is a once in a life time opportunity to see one of the greatest castles of all time. The tours seem expensive but they are worth it! If you can, plan a whole day and catch all the tours including the night tour. The weather isnt always the greatest here but this is worth the viewing.

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★★★★★

This is a once in a life time opportunity to see one of the greatest castles of all time. The tours seem expensive but they are worth it! If you can, plan a whole day and catch all the tours including the night tour. The weather isnt always the greatest here but this is worth the viewing.

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