You’ll Never Guess What’s Hidden Inside This Missouri State Park
Ha Ha Tonka State Park is a beautiful public recreation area located on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The name “ha ha tonka” comes from area Native Americans and means “laughing waters,” alluding to the springs. The park covers over 3,700 acres and includes over 15 miles of hiking trails that lead to caves, natural bridges, and magnificent scenery. However, the park’s most extraordinary feature is the ruins of a stone mansion modeled after 16th century European castles.
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