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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Very Funky place and tour

Loved the uniqueness of the tour, so interesting the history Michael gave us. You have to listen... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Poulsbo, Washington
via mobile
A most interesting and eclectic experience!

It's hard to describe the place but it is definitely worth touring! The owner asks for a small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal. An Artistic, funky house designed, sculpted and built by one man, Art Beal. Considered one of the finest examples of Folk Art.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the uniqueness of the tour, so interesting the history Michael gave us. You have to listen very carefully to hear his humor. Nothing glamorous and you have to watch your step. Personally I loved it!

Thank DDonahue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to describe the place but it is definitely worth touring! The owner asks for a small donation. The name says it all!

1  Thank A4640ARtomt
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to tour. One man's junk or in this case a towns trash is another man's treasure or building components. We spent about 45 minutes enjoying our impromptu tour.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This place was cool and amazing what this man made from junk over many years. If you are in the area it is worth seeing. The owner is cool

Thank KAHNMAN805
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This place is available by tour only, and tours run on the hour. The tour guide is the owner, and there is a suggested donation. The tour is well worth the cost, and parts will probably remind most folks of the behavior of someone they...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a short tour but very interesting. I love the outdoor his & her toilets; the owner a real sense of humor. Most people visit Hearst Castles while in the Cambria area, this place is the poor man's castle! The owner used items he...More

Thank Brigitte B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I see that most of the reviewers that gave this place a bad review didn’t take the tour, they only passed by, and didn’t like the look of the place. OK, it looks like a mess, but my wife and I really enjoyed the tour-...More

Thank joelaing7
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you're interested in folk art this is the genuine article. Mike does a great tour. Well worth the donation

1  Thank Agathacrunchbucket
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a hoot! I can't wait to take my kids back to Nitt Witt Ridge! This place is quite a slice of history and the owner gives a great tour. I wish we could have stayed longer, but it was $10 very well spent. I...More

Thank CLF93111
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The main problem with this place is that the city cut off the water and electricity to prevent anybody from living there. They have no way to clean the place and it's very dusty.

Thank Cliff H
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6 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
Tanya L
5 April 2016|
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Response from Chelsea B |
Yes, my father, Michael O'Malley still gives tours daily. By calling (805) 927-2690 you may make a reservation. Or as stated before, show up on the hour from 10-4 and you might just be lucky enough to experience the... More
14 March 2015|
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Response from ChrisGander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we arrived unannounced and it was closed. Shame. We would have liked to have done the tour.