Neverland Valley Ranch, Los Olivos

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Jackson purchased the property from golf course entrepreneur William Bone in 1987 for $19.5 million. It was MJ's home and private amusement park and contained, among other things, a floral clock, numerous statues of children, and a petting zoo. The amusement park included two railroads: one 36" gauge with a steam locomotive (Crown 4-4-0, built 1973, with two coaches) and the other a 24-inch gauge amusement train ride-type); and a Ferris wheel, Carousel, Zipper, Octopus, Pirate Ship, Wave Swinger, Super Slide, dragon wagon kiddie roller coaster and bumper cars, and an amusement arcade. Michael Jackson was also an avid art collector. According to Yves Gautier in the book, “Michael Jackson, Backdoor to Neverland”: “Though few know about it, Michael Jackson is a voracious reader and there is a 10,000-volume library in the Neverland Ranch, that focuses on art, psychology and poetry.”

MJ said in 2005 that he would not return to the property, saying he no longer considered the ranch a home, feeling the 70 police officers had "violated" it in their searches given they did not have a search warrant. In 2006, the facilities were closed and most of the staff were dismissed, with a spokesperson stating that this was the reflection of the fact that Jackson no longer lived there.

MJ sold this property in November 2008 to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company, LLC, a real estate company that he owned in part. The company's owner is Tom Barrack now. The ranch estimated value was about $47 million when Mr. Barrack bought it.
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  • Hello everyone, what I do not understand is that the property of MJ extends to thousands of hectares, over tens of kilometers, not to say hundreds of kilometers, in total, counting the parcels more di...  more »
  • not open to the public and it is awesome big has a good build to it i hope you enjoy your trip so have fun  more »
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  • Beautiful a place like no other I recommend visiting.
  • I love him. He is the king. RIP Michael Jackson 😭

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