Illinois April 11, 2019
Step Into The Game Of Thrones On This Epic Castle Road Trip Through Illinois
If you’re sad that this is going to be the last season of
Game of Thrones, fear not! Illinois is home to six attractions that bring the show closer to home. This epic castle road trip will take you on an unforgettable journey that will help you live out your favorite episodes.
Fuel up the car and pack your favorite snacks for a unique trip you won’t want to miss. Check it out:
Take a long weekend to enjoy this epic castle road trip that takes you all across the Land of Lincoln. Just like the plot of
Game of Thrones, this journey around Illinois is long and twisty, and you'll need several solid days to enjoy it all.
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1. Ravenstone Castle
The first stop relatively new castle. Though built in 2001, this magnificent manor has all the look and charm of a 16th century manor. Take a tour and even stay the night in this marvelous wonder that is filled with antiques from around the world. From the historic armor in the halls to the whimsical decor in each room, you'll be instantly transported to a distant land when you visit this place. Learn more about it
2. Castle of Palmyra
The next stop is a few hours south in the state's capitol. This beautiful castle sits on 40 acres and spans 9,000 square feet. It was built in 2004 but looks much older and features five bedrooms with luxury amenities.
to learn more about what's in store at this portion of the epic castle road trip.
3. Villa Katherine
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, this castle was built as a home in 1900. Today, it is a tourist center that is also available for group tours and private events. Get more details about this wonderful attraction
4. Havencrest Castle
More of a mansion, this luxurious home is one of the most spectacular places in the state. It is properly hidden and only occasionally open to the public. The interior is filled with incredible artwork and lavish furnishings that are a true sight to see. Check out previous coverage
for a glimpse of the inside and to learn more about the rich history of this unique place.
5. Boo Castle Park
The last two places on our epic castle road trip are ideal for those who like make-believe. This southern Illinois playground is perfect for fans of
Game of Thrones
as it features dragons, towers, wizards, dungeons, and much more. There's no end to the imagination inspired by this park.
to learn more about it.
6. Enchanted Castle
Yet another attraction that fuels imagination, this 60,000 square foot adventure park will make you feel like you're in the coolest castle in the world. In business since 1983, it features activities like bumper cars, mini golf, laser tag, bowling, and an arcade. Learn more about it all
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Are you looking forward to taking this epic castle road trip? Share your ideas for other attractions to add to the list below in the comments.