Most People Don’t Know These 6 Castles Are Hiding In Missouri

Missouri is full of hidden gems, some of the royal variety. We’re talking about castles — the kind you’d except to find in Europe, but not necessarily the Show-Me State. But it’s true, and we have all the details on some of Missouri’s best-kept secret castles. Here are 6 hidden castles in Missouri — moats and dungeons, too!

Missouri is full of hidden gems, but these castles just may be the coolest. And this list is just the beginning — we’ve got 13 more must-visit Missouri castles here.

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Address: 23957 Brushy Creek Rd, St Marys Township, MO 63673, USA
Address: 19349 Bothwell State Park Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301, USA
Address: 2001 Vine St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Address: Pythian Castle, 1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802, USA
Address: Samuel Cupples House, 3673 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
Address: 3200 Norledge Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123, USA
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Hidden Castles In Missouri

January 25, 2021

What are some hidden gems in Missouri?

Missouri truly is a wonderful place to live -- it's a humble state that's full of hidden treasures and surprises. If you're looking for a stunning outdoor oasis -- right in the middle of the Midwest -- Rockbridge Memorial State Park will amaze you. This state park is full of impressive rock formations and great hiking trails. The main attraction at Rockbridge Memorial State Park is the Devil's Icebox cave located inside the park. It's truly one of the most unique and beautiful features of any Missouri park! 

Are there any castles I can stay at in Missouri?

If the thought of spending the night in a stunning castle sounds appealing to you, you're in luck! Located in Sedalia, the Parkhurst Castle (also known as Windmoor Bed & Breakfast) is a modern castle that brings Old World charm to today's upgraded modern luxuries. The castle has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms and rests on 49 scenic acres. The inside is luxurious and regal, with rich woodwork, opulent tapestries and antique furniture brought over from estates in Italy and Europe. It features a ballroom, library, large family room, fireplaces, and some walls as thick as 2 feet. Read all about this must-visit destination here.

What's the most interesting castle in Missouri?

We've got a good one for you: the Ha Ha Tonka Castle. A man named Robert McClure Snyder started building The Ha Ha Tonka castle in 1905. The name comes from the local Native Americans who referred to the area as “ha ha tonka,” meaning “laughing waters,” for the springs that would be located below the castle. Sadly, Snyder was killed in an auto accident in 1906. The castle was completed by his sons Robert Jr., LeRoy, and Kenneth in the late 1920s. It was used as a hotel until it was destroyed by fire in 1942. Read more about the interesting story behind this castle here.