Kansas June 18, 2015
Most People Don’t Know These 11 Castles Are Hiding In Kansas
Do you feel as though you’re suited for a more royal lifestyle? Are you ready to live like the king or queen that you know you are? If you answered yes to either of these questions (don’t deny it…), you have come to the right place! Is there anything more royal than living in a castle? No; no there is not. Fortunately, you do not have to move to England, Ireland, or even Disneyland to live in a castle, as Kansas is already home to these 11 beautiful fortresses.
1.) Sauer Castle (Kansas City)
This Italianate style castle is on both the Kansas and National Register of Historic Places. (It is also unoccupied and allegedly haunted by its original owners, so you may want to think twice before deciding to move there.)
2.) Caenen Castle (Shawnee)
Unlike Sauer, Caenen Castle is open to the public, houses a popular restaurant, and is a premiere destination for weddings and events.
3.) Campbell Castle (Wichita)
I have some good news and some bad news...The bad news is that this castle used to be a beautiful bed & breakfast, but has since closed. The good news is that it is ready for you to move in for the low price of $2.9M (not bad for a castle, if you ask me!)
4.) Castle Tea Room (Lawrence)
Prince Charming and Cinderella's wedding would have nothing on yours if you exchanged nuptials in this historic castle!
5.) Coronado Heights (Lindsborg)
The castle, located just north of Lindsborg, is said to be near where Francisco Vásquez de Coronado gave up on his search for the seven cities of gold.
6.) Cray Castle (Atchison)
This newly renovated landmark--with its elegant fireplaces, Victorian-era furnishings, hand-carved woodwork and original chandeliers-- can be toured for only $3 a person.
7.) Russell County Fossil Station (Russell)
What was built as a county jail and sheriff's office is now a thriving museum located in the heart of Russell.
8.) Kimble Castle (Manhattan)
Much like Cray, Kimble was recently renovated and houses several large bedrooms, a grand foyer, formal dining room, and a great room.
9.) Matrot Castle (Topeka)
Interesting fact: During the prohibition, the Matrot housed an underground winery. Today, the castle still makes and serves wine--- only now they do it legally!
10.) Nichols Hall (Manhattan)
The castle, which sits on the campus of Kansas State University, was originally used an athletic center. Today, it is home to the departments of Computing and Information Sciences and Communication Studies, Theatre and Dance.
11.) Eaves Castle (Sedgwick)
Sadly, I could not find very much information on Eaves, but do know that it sat deserted and vandalized for several years before recently being purchased.
Which of these castles most suits you? Tell me about it in the comments!