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    Hearst Castle Gift Shop: the only Gift Shop in Visitor's Center

    by machomikemd Written Aug 3, 2011

    actually there are two gift shops at the hearst castle visitor center and they are the Gift Shop and the Museum Gift Shop but I will concentrate on the Former since I'm more into the usual souvenirs rather than the artsy souvenirs. The Gift Shop is a great place to pick up T-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, glassware, mugs, collectible spoons, charms and other souvenir related items. Also available exclusively at the Gift Shop are special one-hour Hearst Castle videos that feature an overview of the main house, guest houses and grounds, including both indoor and outdoor pools.

    What to buy: a lot for the souvenir afficionado like me but I prefer to collect Refrigerator Magnets and Shot glasses of a particular place I visit rather than t-shirts or caps since they last longer. They have a lot of souvenir item selections here ranging from the hearst ranch meats to assorted knick knacks too.

    opens: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday.

    What to pay: hearst castle refrigerator magnets costs from $ 2.99 to 5.99 and the hearst castle shot glasses from $ 4.99 to 7.99, the post cards from $ 2 for 3 postcards and the t-shirts at $ 19.99.

    souvenirs galore gift shop the gift shop pose front
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    Hearst Ranch: Hearst Castle Black Angus Steaks

    by machomikemd Written Aug 3, 2011

    Hey, Hearst Castle Maybe famous due to the eccentric lifestyle and the unique Mansion of William Randolph Hearst and hence there are many visitors to Hearst Castle National State Monument but being a Steak Man, I cannot but notice that they also have other specialties like having the Hearst Ranch, a 5,000 acre ranch around the Sprawling Hearst Castle area where they have thousands of Free Range Black Angus Cattle grazing and hence, excellent organic steaks! They have a stall at the huge Hearst Visitor Center and they offer not only succulent steaks but other meat specialties as well. The Prices are on the high side

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    It all started in 1865 when George Hearst, a successful miner during the California Gold Rush era and later a US Senator, acquired ranch land in San Simeon. His holdings were approximately 48,000 acres with the initial purchase, but eventually grew to 270,000 acres. George began the legacy of quality breeding and careful stewardship of the land and developed the ranch into one of the finest stock farms in the state, with prize cattle being sold for premium prices. Senator Hearst also had dairy, sheep, hog, poultry, orchards and Arabian horse operations at the ranch.

    George’s son, the famous publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, continued the ranching operations. He also began building the fabled 161-room Hearst Castle on the ranch in 1919 and filling it with art treasures from around the world. Visitors to the Castle included United States presidents, Hollywood movie stars, foreign heads of state, and five-star generals. The Castle was gifted to the State of California by the Hearst family in 1957 and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the State Park system.

    Today the ranch surrounds the Hearst Castle and comprises 80,000 acres, one of the largest working cattle ranches on the California coast.

    What to buy: again the Prices are on the high side like a four piece pack of 12 ounce rib eye steaks wet aged at $ 84 and a 6 pound hunk of Prime Rib for roasting at $ 120 but for a steak lover like me who don't scrimp, who cares! they also have other meat specialties since they also have other location of Hearst ranches around California.

    What to pay: 4 pieces of Rib Eye 12 ounce at $ 84, Prime Rib 6 pounds at $ 120 and more

    the stall steaks galore beef jerky anyone? wow! ok
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    Hearst Ranch: Hearst Castle Black Angus Steaks

    by machomikemd Written Aug 3, 2011

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    Hey, Hearst Castle Maybe famous due to the eccentric lifestyle and the unique Mansion of William Randolph Hearst and hence there are many visitors to Hearst Castle National State Monument but being a Steak Man, I cannot but notice that they also have other specialties like having the Hearst Ranch, a 5,000 acre ranch around the Sprawling Hearst Castle area where they have thousands of Free Range Black Angus Cattle grazing and hence, excellent organic steaks! They have a stall at the huge Hearst Visitor Center and they offer not only succulent steaks but other meat specialties as well. The Prices are on the high side

    according to their website:

    It all started in 1865 when George Hearst, a successful miner during the California Gold Rush era and later a US Senator, acquired ranch land in San Simeon. His holdings were approximately 48,000 acres with the initial purchase, but eventually grew to 270,000 acres. George began the legacy of quality breeding and careful stewardship of the land and developed the ranch into one of the finest stock farms in the state, with prize cattle being sold for premium prices. Senator Hearst also had dairy, sheep, hog, poultry, orchards and Arabian horse operations at the ranch.

    George’s son, the famous publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, continued the ranching operations. He also began building the fabled 161-room Hearst Castle on the ranch in 1919 and filling it with art treasures from around the world. Visitors to the Castle included United States presidents, Hollywood movie stars, foreign heads of state, and five-star generals. The Castle was gifted to the State of California by the Hearst family in 1957 and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the State Park system.

    Today the ranch surrounds the Hearst Castle and comprises 80,000 acres, one of the largest working cattle ranches on the California coast.

    What to buy: again the Prices are on the high side like a four piece pack of 12 ounce rib eye steaks wet aged at $ 84 and a 6 pound hunk of Prime Rib for roasting at $ 120 but for a steak lover like me who don't scrimp, who cares! they also have other meat specialties since they also have other location of Hearst ranches around California.

    What to pay: 4 pieces of Rib Eye 12 ounce at $ 84, Prime Rib 6 pounds at $ 120 and more

    the rib eye steaks the huge ranch fenced in property for the Hearst Ranch and Castle more steaks to the ranch and Castle
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