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Rubel Castle, Maloof Home
& Included BBQ Lunch in Glendora Village

Departing: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

1 Day Package
1 Meal Included
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Price: $89 Per Person

On this unique tour, we’ll visit two local landmarks that were both built by the hands of two creative and visionary men. In 1959, Michael Rubel started building a getaway house out of cement and champagne bottles to escape his mother’s extravagant parties. Eventually several friends and community members got involved, donating virtually every piece of junk you could imagine, and in 1986, completed the first major recycling project in the U.S. As we walk the grounds of Rubel Castle with our docent, you will see the partially concrete walls made out of scrap steel, rocks, bedsprings, coat hangers, bottles and everything in between – it’s much like Watts Towers. Various wooden rooms display its timeless nature, from a gramophone, hand-cranked printing presses, sepia-stained photographs, paintings, delightful 'old-world' furnishings, vintage clothing, and a round table room whose seats are actually comprised of tree trunks fastened with padded leather seats. After an included delicious barbecue-style lunch at a local favorite restaurant in the quaint Glendora Village, we’ll step into Sam Maloof’s ‘Arts & Crafts’-style home in Alta Loma. The legacy of Maloof, known as one of the finest woodworkers and master craftsmen of our time, will come alive as you stroll through his home and visit his workshop which is still an active woodworking business. He created a home of unique beauty and artistic superiority that is the setting for his hand-crafted furniture as well as the extensive collection of art he and his wife amassed. Note: The castle has uneven walking surfaces and lacks handrails. This tour is not recommended for anyone who uses a cane or walker or has limited eyesight. Walking shoes are necessary to fully enjoy this unique opportunity.
Depart: FV 8:00 a.m., SBL 8:20, VS 8:45.  Return: 6:30 p.m.

Only the departure points listed above are included on this tour departure. Find out what these abbreviations mean here.
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