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Hearst Castle Launches New & Amazing Website Virtual Tours

At the the Roman Pool | Photo by Brandon L. Hull and Terry Montague Copyright 2009
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If you haven't been to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, a few hours drive north on the 101 Freeway, it is highly recommended. Not only is it one of the most smoothly operated state parks in California, its history and the ties to Los Angeles' 1920s and 30s lifestyle are eye opening and fascinating.

This week, the museum launched a newly designed website tour with interactive 360 degree views inside and outside the grounds (check out the Castle Tour and Visitor Center Tour). “After viewing the virtual tour of Hearst Castle for the first time, it inspired me to want to take a tour to see more”, noted Hoyt Fields, Museum Director. "Even though I have been associated with the Castle for over the past thirty-five plus years, there is always something seemingly new and exciting that catches my eyes at this fabulous estate”.

LAist visited the Castle twice last year here and here.