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Pythian Castle

1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Springfield
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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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We did the ghost tour during the evening and it was so awesome. We didn't see anything, but the history and the place itself are so worth the money.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Easy access location, we were just driving by and happened upon it. Beautiful flowers, well maintained.

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Columbia, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I grew up in Spfld and bring my wife and son regularly to visit family. We decided to spend the week of spring break in spfld and branson for a more budget friendly vacation. We had heard about the Pythian Castle but none of my family had been since they started giving tours. I remembered the castle when I was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I went on a day tour of a ghost tour and it was worth it. If you are going to Springfield, Mo this is the place to stop.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our group took the history tour - it was wonderful, the guide was so well informed. She was able to answer all our questions and provided so many interesting tidbits about the castle. Part of our group also went back and took the ghost tour - the kids 10, 11 & 13 loved it, although it was a bit scary... More

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Sarcoxie, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I took my granddaughter during an afternoon tour- which is kid appropriate on the stories - wonderful history we learned while we were there. The woman giving the tour was very knowledgeable and great with the stories. We loved it and I was so impressed with the history that I had never known in our area

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Leasburg, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have made Springfield our two day get-a-way since it is only a few hours from home. We have been there three times now and this was the first time we learned of the Pythian Castle. A well kept secret that really needs to get out! This tour was well worth the $7 charged. We thought we should have paid... More

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husband and I slipped away from a convention to tour this Castle and it was marvelous! The quirky and delightful tour guide knows the whole background of this Castle and drew us into her masterful storytelling. From military use visited by Hollywood stars (and Bob Hope) to a home for orphans, this Castle is rich and alive with history.... More

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Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

What's not to like? Beautiful building with history. Ghost tours at night (if you are into that sort of thing). Used as a hospital, a prison, a retirement home, offices and currently a personal home. The current owners have spent a lot of money to repair the home and your visit will help them to do that. I drive visiting... More

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Warrenton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family needed a short weekend cheap get away so we visited Springfield, MO. During our stay we toured the Pythian Castle. It was awesome! Fun, interesting, beautiful, & rich in history. Of all the things we did this trip this was the cheapest & most enjoyed. We have a 7 year old & a 14 year old, both enjoyed.... More

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