There's really no secret about Phoenix's Mystery Castle. Young Mary Lou Gulley wanted a castle more permanent than those she built at the beach, and her father wanted to give her one. Boyce Luther Gulley, who came to Arizona in hopes of curing his tuberculosis, built his daughter's dream 18-room castle of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs held together by cement. Tours are usually led by Mary Lou Gulley, the daughter for whom the castle was built. This three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs and is held together by a cement mixture including goat's milk. Take a tour - usually led by the daughter, who still lives there - of this odd, yet imaginative dwelling.
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