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Palace of Gold

3759 McCrearys Ridge Rd, Moundsville, WV 26041
+1 304-843-1812
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Place of God

Nice place at New to New Vrindaban, West Virginia: •*ISKCON (Hare Krishna) intentional community... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mukesh J
via mobile
Taking some time to learn of others beliefs

We had some extra time while visiting West Virginia, so we thought we stop and see what this palace... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike H
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Buffalo, New York, United States
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Take a step outside of the ordinary and visit the Palace of Gold, just twenty minutes from Highway 70 in WV. Originally designed as a home for the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness this unique Palace stands alone as one of the top religious wonders to see in the USA. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the community and about the love and devotion that built this majestic place. Marvel at the intricate marble work, stained glass, crystal chandeliers and of course gold! Relax by the lotus pond or take a stroll through our extensive gardens. The trip doesn't stop there, the Palace is just one part of the greater New Vrindaban community which features a vegetarian restaurant, lodging and guest cabins, gift shops, peacocks and much more. Finally take in the Radha Vrindaban Chandra Temple, a traditional Vedic temple with golden altars and a 40ft high stained glass roof. Come and spend some time with us, we are here to serve you.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lotus pond” (12 reviews)
“rose garden” (26 reviews)
“hare krishna” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3759 McCrearys Ridge Rd, Moundsville, WV 26041
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+1 304-843-1812
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"lotus pond"
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"rose garden"
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"hare krishna"
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"west virginia"
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"stained glass"
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"award winning"
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"beautiful temple"
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"temple area"
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"vegetarian lunch"
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"cultural experience"
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"take pictures"
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"gift shop"
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"undergoing restoration"
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"road trip"
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"spring and summer"
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"definitely worth the visit"
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"beautiful inside"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place at New to New Vrindaban, West Virginia: •*ISKCON (Hare Krishna) intentional community located in Marshall County, West Virginia near Moundsville

Thank Mukesh J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some extra time while visiting West Virginia, so we thought we stop and see what this palace was about. Not only did we enjoy seeing the palace but then went to the temple to watch their “service”. Very interesting! We learned so much...More

3  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We took a tour of the palace and walked the grounds on Saturday. It was very beautiful inside and our guide was very nice. We enjoyed our walk around the grounds. The peacocks were so pretty!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I'm a deist, I just wanna throw that out because I think that how much you like this place will be based in part on your own beliefs or lack thereof. To me, this "religion" is a cult like any other, but more obviously a...More

1  Thank ChefRamsayTravels
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Robert S, General Manager at Palace of Gold, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and review. We will consider all you have said and appreciate the feedback. The nominal fee for our guided interior tour is simply to allow us to keep the doors open, as a non profit we work diligently to...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We drove through the mountain to get here and loved every second of it. It just a delightful place and people are so nice and helpful and accomadating.

Thank mike s
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to drive there after visiting the Grave Creek Mound. After a desolate, winding drive, we stopped in the empty parking lot. It felt like we were in the anime movie “Spirited Away”. My teens had to be bribed to get out of the...More

Thank CCava
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Robert S, General Manager at Palace of Gold, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello, Im sorry you didnt have an opportunity to take a tour or pet a cow or hang out with the peacocks. As the season picks up so do the number of visitors and with the recent snowfall and cold temps it has been quiet...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

"The Palace of Gold," nestled in the West Virginia hills is described as America's Taj Mahal. The Palace is actually a shrine built on a mount surrounded by gold and handcrafted stained glass. Although open to all faiths, tours are barefoot as part of respecting...More

2  Thank mlorahga
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The whole palace is made of gold flake, expensive marble, premium woods, pricy crystals and various other exorbitant materials. They own a lodge and a temple area on quite a bit of land, everything was run and built by volunteers- yet they asked for money...More

5  Thank Klarke C
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We literally drove to the middle of nowhere to see the beautiful palace. It was very cold outside, but a very nice caretaker and tour guide let us right in. Unfortunately, I did not get his name. He was a great guide. Didn’t charge us...More

3  Thank razz19
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went to Moundsville to photograph the Penitentiary, and made a day stop here to do the same. The drive up was winding and in my opinion, interesting. We did pass a few abandoned buildings which were good for photo-ops. Since we went during the late...More

1  Thank earladybon
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Sue A
19 September 2016|
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Response from Simplywild | Reviewed this property |
You can park pretty close to the palace. Once at the palace you can see a lot of the gardens without much walking. When I was there it was under constructio. May want to call ahead to make sure the situation hasn't changed.
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KatSz
30 March 2016|
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Response from Krisarchish | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Pittsburgh and made trip to West Viriginia. The temple is on a beautiful hill. They have lodge and even heard the food in canteen is also good. But we didnt get chance to eat there. No wifi, no phone network... More
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deannasgarden
27 August 2015|
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Response from pearl d | Reviewed this property |
we paid 8 i guess for 20 min or so
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