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Goldwell Open Air Museum, Beatty

(3.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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  • in fact, for those who don't know exist, it is absolutely impossible to find this open air museum with "nothing". Many statues representing ghosts intent in a wide range of activities: even a last supper where all the characters are ghosts.
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  • Next to the ghost town of Rhyolite, the Goldwell Open Air Museum is a small collection of outdoor sculptures. It's well worth the stop. 
  • You can go onto the platform right next to the statues. They are quite well done. Apppreciate the fact they seem to be made out of only one sheet each 
  • If you're from Antwerp, and even if you're not familiar with the art-scene, you need to to stop here: nothing wrong with being chauvinistic near Death Valley. Not from Antwerp: stop too. It's fun.
  • Very unique and cute. Well worth seeing if you're in the area.
  • We stumbled upon this museum by accident after spending a couple of hours exploring Rhyolite. What a treat! Great photo ops and we wished we had arrived earlier as the sun was nearly down before we were finished poking around. This museum makes for a fun day trip from Las Vegas, a way to get some exercise and easy entertainment - great for the kids. Be sure to bring plenty of water so you can stay longer. I also suggest a hat and sturdy footwear, as this is the desert. Gravel/dirt roads are easily accessible and their is plenty of parking, even for oversize vehicles.
  • I was a little disappointed, but am still glad we went. I thought there were going to be more statues than what I had seen online. Bring a pair of old tennis shoes, they have a shoe tree. Gift shop was interesting, with a very nice employee
  • A great little drive and a very neat place to visit.