Illinois June 22, 2017
This Illinois Park Will Make You Feel Like You Walked Into A Fairy Tale
Princes and princesses of all ages will be blown away by this incredible park in Southern Illinois. Built as a memorial, the Dungeons and Dragons-themed playground will be a new favorite for all the wizards, pirates, and vikings in your life.
Defend the castle as your own or storm your way past the guards as you pillage and plunder. Keep scrolling for all the medieval details.
Boo Castle Park, also known as "Dungeons and Dragons Park," is a privately-owned memorial park located near Crab Orchard Lake and a plethora of other creeks and lakes in the beautiful, southern part of our great state.
It was opened in 1993 by a man whose son, nicknamed "Boo," died in a car accident. Mr. Rochman bought a 3.5-acre plot of land across from his home and dedicated it as a park in his son's name.
The park is themed D&D because Boo was a huge fan of the game. Builders and painters were hired to construct the fantasy-inspired playground pieces from wood, stone, tile, metal, and cement.
Guests may visit and play at the park for free. It is open daily between sunrise and sunset.
The centerpiece of the park, the castle, contains a wealth of hidden doors and passages as well as bridges, tunnels, and stairs. You'll spend hours adventuring in and out of each and every crevice of this grand structure.
Several statues grace the grounds, fitting into your imagination any way you wish. They are modeled after characters from when Boo played D&D.
Along your adventure, you may run into knights, wizards, gargoyles, ogres, dragons, and more. Surrounded by trees and flower gardens, there's no end to the treasures you'll find at this majestic park.
More fun than most Renaissance Faires, the D&D park in Carbondale is something everyone should see. Whether you slay the dragon, storm the castle, or just walk the grounds, you'll be amazed by this fantastic place.
Boo Castle Park is located at 31 Homewood Dr. in Carbondale, and you can get more information through its
Do you love medieval-themed attractions? Spend the night in
this majestic Illinois castle and live like you’re royalty.
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