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Amargosa – Death Valley

For a beautiful, minimalist landscape and a Fellini-come-true experience, head west to Death Valley Junction’s Amargosa Hotel and Opera House.


Since 1968, Marta Beckett has brought her many talents to the territory. As a young Broadway dancer from New York, Marta discovered the abandoned theatre at the end of a tour and couldn’t resist the opportunity to put on her own show. Curtains go up every Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, with or without an audience. Stay in one of the 23 rooms at the old adobe hotel next door which was built in the 20’s by the Pacific Borax Company. Bring your sweetie, a camera, lots of water and your opera glasses.
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  • david

    December 30, 2006

    I was just there on Nov 7. What a crazy place

  • Hello from the Opera House Staff… Here is our update information…Marta is now 82 years old. Marta only performs 1 night a week Saturday….We have 14 rooms onlline. Just wanted to say Marta is doing wonderful…She would love to have you come stay and see her show. Thanks Keri, Jana, Letticia, John, Dennis…

  • STUART ZIKER

    September 28, 2006

    Wow – someone else has been to this out of the way place?! It’s a bit of a journey to get to, but worth it. She’s in her mid-70s and is still doing ballet on her toes…one of the most different shows I’ve ever seen…great

  • jane

    September 27, 2006

    this is a great place i was there a few years ago and it was for sure something else
    the music the dance the hotel …will be back soon

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