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Address: 881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
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California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur...

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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Great roadside attraction

Nitt Witt Ridge (or Nit Wit Ridge as the plaque at site says) is a true roadside attraction. Unfortunately we didn't take the tour as we were in kind of a hurry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan R
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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got there in time for the tour but due to my limitations I could not participate. The owner did come down and gave us interest information and answered questions. Very nice Guy! Wonderfully quirky!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing. We stayed in a small town called Cambria last night - only 6000 people live here. I don't normally do long posts but it's so hard to explain this unique piece of history... The reason we stayed here was to go to Nitt Witt Ridge, which we saw on a Billy Connolly travel show a few months... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we all loved the town of Cambria not everyone in our group chose to visit Nitt Witt Ridge and I think it was their loss! It's a home that was built decades ago by someone who took "recycling" to a new level. The house was literally built out of junk and things that washed up on shore but it's... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nitt Witt Ridge (or Nit Wit Ridge as the plaque at site says) is a true roadside attraction. Unfortunately we didn't take the tour as we were in kind of a hurry.

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Thank Jan R
Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Really fun nursery. Variety is everywhere. They have great yard art; many plants; and really put your gardening thoughts to the task. succulents abound and are displayed nicely.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

After watching the Billy Connolly travels in Cambria California we came upon Nitt Witt Ridge whilst walking just off the Main Street. What a find and we where lucky as arrived just in time for Micheal (owner since 1999) to give us a tour. Please just go and help Micheal make this place stay alive as the Interesting historical site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Found this gem off Trip Adviser- things to do - on our way the Hearst Castle. Loved the property- very "in", man ahead of his time, reuse of materials. And "they" said he was a bit unscrewed- HA! Enjoyed Mike the owner and his informative, laid back tour. I highly recommend if you enjoy real, gritty, true Americana.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Always on the outlook for "off the beaten path" locations, this one definately hits the spot. Hourly tours, so you never have to wait long. Mike is obviously passionate about his property and loves to share about the quirkiness of it's original owner. The property is much larger than it appears from the road. One of our party is hard... More 

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Well because of the fire, Hearst Castle was closed so we decided to stop here. Exactly the opposite of the Hearst Castle. This was a castle of another type to another man. First, there was a very friendly and knowledgeable man that greeted us at the gate and became our guide. He filled us in about the history of the... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Close to the center of town otherwise wouldn't be worth the drive. We just saw it from the outside and didn't make an apt. for an inside tour.

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