Architecture and Design

10 Coolest Buildings in Metro Phoenix

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Mystery Castle

This former residential "castle" turned B-list tourist attraction isn't so much a mystery as it is just plain weird. Situated at South Mountain Park, Mystery Castle was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, a Seattle man who, upon being diagnosed with tuberculosis, headed out to Phoenix to begin constructing a palace from cheap and found materials for his daughter, Mary Lou Gulley. Tours of Mystery Castle can be arranged through its website at

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