New Vrindaban, West Virginia: Prabhupada's Palace of Gold Team Field Report

McCreary's Ridge Rd, New Vrindaban, WV
I-470 exit 2 (Bethlehem). At the end of the ramp turn left, get in the right lane, then turn right onto Hwy 88. Drive south eight miles. At the stop sign, turn left onto Hwy 250 toward Cameron. Drive south 1.5 miles (past Limestone General Store). Turn left onto McCreary's Ridge Rd (County Road 44). Stay left on the paved road (which becomes CR 7) with the double yellow center line, and in less than four miles you'll reach the Palace of Gold.
April-Aug 10-8; Sep-Mar 10-5 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
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Palace of Gold.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold
Built and run by the Hare Krishnas, the Palace is an unexpected and majestic tourist attraction, reached at the end of four miles of serpentine road. Palace tour, gardens, statues, ambience of royal India. Report... [10/07/2013]

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Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold -- a bit of Bollywood bling in the rural hills of West Virginia -- has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. According to a story in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, the announcement was greeted with cheers by Krishna devotees; they unveiled a plaque recognizing the palace as a historic site and carried a wax statue of Prabhupada several times around the large building. One Krishna told the News and Sentinel that the recognition was deserved because the palace brought tourists to West Virginia and Prabhupada brought "elevated consciousness" to the western world.

[ Team, 10/10/2019]

Palace of Gold.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

Worth a peek.

[Steve Palmer, 03/16/2017]

The Palace of Gold is accessible in the winter, snow and roads permitting.

Palace of Gold.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

Hidden treasure high up in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful place, now (9/16) under exterior renovation.

[Dawn Jackson, 09/08/2016]

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

Who knew something this gorgeous is in the middle of West Virginia?!? Have to see for yourself!

[Cami Campbell, 08/20/2014]

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