There's An Abandoned Medieval Fortress In Arkansas That Was Never Completed And It's Eerily Fascinating
Arkansas might be the last place you’d expect to find a medieval fortress, but the Natural State is full of unexpected surprises, including, you guessed it, an Ozark medieval fortress! When work began on the unique site, it was slated to be a must-see attraction. Unfortunately, it was never completed, and this castle in Arkansas is now abandoned. Today, this abandoned Ozark castle serves as a reminder of what almost was. Take this tour with me of this eerily fascinating fortress to learn the story behind this incomplete, desolate attraction.
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Unfortunately, folks are prohibited from entering the site of the remnants of the Ozark Medieval Fortress. But you can check out this map to see the location of the royal-themed ruins.
So, did you know about this castle in Arkansas? Did you visit during its construction? If so, what’d you think? Know of another interesting, abandoned place? Tell us in the comments!
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What are the most abandoned places in Arkansas?
The most abandoned places in Arkansas include:
- Rush. This was a zinc mining town and there are a few structures left which are all that remain of the state’s zinc mining past.
- Napoleon. This was the county seat for Desha County and was written about by Mark Twain who had heard that $10,000 was secreted away here.
- Monte Ne. Located at Beaver Lake, this was once a health resort in the 1930s but all that is left are the foundations of the buildings.
- Graysonia. This was a booming timber town but is now a collection of rings that are being reclaimed by nature.
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What are the most haunted places in Arkansas?
The most haunted places in Arkansas include:
- Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. It is said this place is built on a Cherokee burial site and students report hearing noises in the attic.
- Bauxite Historical Association Museum in Bauzite. This place was built in 1927 and is reportedly one of the most haunted places in the state.
- Highway 365. There is an urban legend that a woman appears on stormy nights and when given a ride, she provides an address and when they arrive, she has vanished.
- Mr. Lyle’s House in Jonesboro. There are reports of friendly child ghosts who run and play here and sometimes appear smiling at people.
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What are the most terrifying places in Arkansas?
The most terrifying places in Arkansas include:
- 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs. This hotel has ghost tours and it is rumored to be haunted by both friendly and hostile ghosts.
- Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Booneville. While there are tours of the lower floors, the upper abandoned floors are said to be haunted.
- Natural Steps in Roland. People who come here at night claim to see the ghost of Martha Sanders, who drowned herself in the river after her groom died.
- Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Sulphur Springs. It is rumored that the ghosts of Native Americans who were killed by Coronado roam here.
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What are the most haunted cemeteries in Arkansas?
When it comes to haunted cemeteries in Arkansas, we have many of them. Here are some of the most haunted cemeteries in our state that will give you nightmares.
- Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock
- Keller’s Chapel and Cemetery, Jonesboro
- Opossum Walk Cemetery, Coal Hill
- Conway Cemetery State Park, Bradley
- Fredonia Cemetery, Mountain View
- Moore Hill Cemetery, Dardanelle
- Shady Grove Cemetery, Bald Knob
Be sure to read our previous article which tells you more about these haunted cemeteries in Arkansas.