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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Something different...

What an amazing place, and amazing stories told by Mike who ran the tour. Unpolished and great fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
r1moose
via mobile
Took the granddaughters. Great place to visit

Had taken the granddaughters to Hearst Castle last year. This year's adventure was the Nitt Witt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy S
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“nit wit ridge” (17 reviews)
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
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+1 805-927-2690
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place, and amazing stories told by Mike who ran the tour. Unpolished and great fun, made for an excellent change from the norm.

Thank r1moose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had taken the granddaughters to Hearst Castle last year. This year's adventure was the Nitt Witt Ridge. Mike is great. We enjoyed this walk about as much as the girls. Definitely different then other tours. Don't think the locals are on board with this place....More

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Mike spins a tragic tale of Art's life before, during and following his magnum opus in Cambria. Well worth the 10 buck voluntary contribution at the end of the tour. From remaining items not pilfered after Art's departure to interviews with neighbors, Mike shows one...More

1  Thank geneatwell
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I think you get the whole picture from the historial plaque and what you can read on line. Not sure if the owners are all that interested in arranging 'tours', as the means to do this are via email. But drive by (very close to...More

1  Thank zabeanerchicago
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Would have rated higher if I would have known you could book a tour. Will definitely do that next time. Interesting piece of property.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Looking for stuff to do around town!! Drove by and saw this house kinda of boring couldn’t go check it out everything was closed off!!!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

But we couldn’t get too close because it is all locked up. Worth driving past if you are in the area.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This funky road and house is like nothing I've ever seen. My son loved it and we had a great lunch in town .Not the main street grill though.

Thank DnAinsb G
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

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
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kj1234
6 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
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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
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louthemoo
15 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.
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