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Pythian Castle

1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, comedy nights, holiday events, private rentals and... more » Owner description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, comedy nights, holiday events, private rentals and more. Originally, built by the Knights of Pythias as an orphanage and later owned by the US Military for over 50 years, this castle is rich in history. Don't miss your chance to visit this historic castle recently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. « less
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Interesting story, history. We went on historical tour. Nice tour. Worth the time and nominal fee. Would be an interesting venue for a wedding or event

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Some friends and I took a tour and really enjoyed it. They still had some work to do on it, but it was still very interesting.

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Sherwood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting building with a colorful history. Worth the tour. As at one time it belonged to the military it is still surrounded by military.

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Camrose, Canada
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227 reviews 227 reviews
116 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We tried to visit today but it was closed. It was easy to find using GPS but was smaller in scale than what we were expecting. We got there at noon & The lights were on but the sign on the door said there were tours at 9:45, 11:15, 2:30 , 3:45. Ghost tours in the afternoon & evening were... More

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've lived in Springfield the past three years and never even knew this existed! Super interesting history and beautiful castle! A definite must see for an interesting history lesson!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A castle it is. I was not sure what to expect and I am very glad to have taken the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend a stop to anyone.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Went on the haunted tour. Unbelievable how many orbs I saw! Great history and our guide was very friendly. If I'm ever in the area sgsin, I'll go again

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Middletown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A very interesting place to visit! The stories and pictures of what used to be really get you to thinking. The new owners have done very well in their upkeep.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have a large family, and when the majority of them decided we'd be taking the ghost tour in this castle, I didn't mention I was a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural. Still, I went along. It became very apparent just how ridiculous these stories were when we listened closely, and I've determined it is all made up,... More

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Belton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took my family here as part of our vacation. With a 3 and 6 year old its difficult to find historical things that will keep them interested, however the Pythian Castle Delivered! The staff was very informative and friendly. We took the "Historical" tour and the kids really enjoyed just wandering around the Huge castle. upstairs and down everywhere they... More

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