Bettendorf Castle In Illinois Took 36 Years To Complete And It's Spectacular
By Melissa Mahoney|Published November 09, 2021
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and have a deep love for photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world. Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream!
Many of us can agree that some things are worth the wait. In the case of Bettendorf Castle in Illinois, it took 36 to complete what’s now a majestic castle that looks like it belongs in a fairy tale. Today, it serves as a private residence that occasionally opens up for public tours. If you’re curious about this European-style castle in Illinois, read on to find out more.
Bettendorf Castle is only open to the public during select tour events. Follow the Facebook page for updates on tours and special events. You may also contact the owners if you wish to host your own special event here. Head to the Bettendorf Castle website for more information.
If you’ve been on a tour of Bettendorf Castle in Illinois before, we would love to know about your experience in the comments! Looking for additional castles and fairy tale places to visit around the state? Take our fairy tale road trip to some of the state’s most magical places.
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