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Rubel Castle

844 N Live Oak Ave, Glendora, CA 91741-2251
+1 626-963-0419
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Things of the Past!

A terrific and unique place to visit. There are many antiques that will remind you of the past... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
MountainViewMom
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Glendora, California
Who knew this fascinating place was here?

Check out the Glendora Historical Societ website for more information about this gem (hidden in... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
random55555
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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844 N Live Oak Ave, Glendora, CA 91741-2251
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A terrific and unique place to visit. There are many antiques that will remind you of the past. It is a place where your imagination can run wild....Rubel Castle is an interesting and wonderful treat to enjoy in Glendora!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Check out the Glendora Historical Societ website for more information about this gem (hidden in L.A.) and tours (otherwise not open to the public). Also, watch Huell Howser's tv episode (he actually did two) on youtube to get a better sense of the place. Then...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I took a free tour over spring break and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the unusual owner. Lots of fun things to take pictures of. It isn't too much walking so you could probably do this with older kids. Email to make...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

An unforgettable and awe inspiring place. Dreams do come true, but you may have to work hard at it--and get a lot of help from your friends!

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

What a find! My husband and I were searching for something to do on the weekend and we came across Rubel Castle. It was perfect, as we only live 18 minutes away from the historic site. We thought we could make reservations and go. WRONG...More

Thank Tracey W
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

What a find! Built out of whatever Michael Rubel could find over the course of many years, it is a truly unique place. In building, Michael Rubel just did whatever he felt like. You will find a caboose, a drawbridge, a clocktower, and a graveyard...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I like to find interesting historical places to visit. Just when we thought we had exhausted all Southern California options, we found this place. 2 hour tour with Docent, there was so much to look at in every direction, it was incredibly...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Hidden in the suburbs of Glendora is a treat to behold. Behind the high gates of Rubel Farm is a mans vision and dream come true with a ' devil may care attitude. Constructing rooms, walls and bell towers. Old engineering equipment and the likes....More

Thank Brandon1968
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited the castle this year for the first time since I was a child. I gre up knowing that Rubel's Castle was a magical place where children can imagine a magical life. Now as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed the docent guided tour, California...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I honestly don't know why they don't show you more interesting photos of this a,azing place online! We nearly didn't do the tour, but the guy who responded to my email was so nice, that I booked in and we're all SO GLAD that we...More

2  Thank Dromomaniac
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Dianne B
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Response from Dromomaniac | Reviewed this property |
No, it isn't, even the driveway entry is very steep, and they specifically say on their website that is is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.
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