Visit Mystery Castle in Phoenix

Explore this beautiful and unique castle, a true testimony of father’s love.

Boyce Luther Gulley built Gulley Mystery Castle in the 1930s for his daughter Mary Lou Gulley. When Boyce found he’s very ill, he began building a dream castle for his “princess.” Shortly after he died, his daughter and her mother moved in.

Mystery Castle is located in Phoenix’s South Mountain Park and has eighteen rooms, thirteen fireplaces, parapets, a tavern, a wedding chapel, a wine cellar and many charming nooks and crannies which are furnished with southwestern antiques.

Inside the Mystery Castle / Mystery Castle /

Outside you’ll see mosaic-tiled multicolored patios and a homemade doghouse.

The castle is made from rocks, bricks, old car parts and everything that Mr. Gulley found nearby.

The Mystery Castle has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.


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Tour Hours:

Tours are offered from 11am to 3:30pm on Thursday through Sunday each week.
They are open from October through May.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12.


  • The Mystery Castle is located in the Foothills of South Mountain Park (two miles south of Baseline Road).
  • To visit, take 7th Street South to Mineral Road, then head east and follow the road to the Mystery Castle entrance.

See you there!



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