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Pythian Castle

1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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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.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I came here for a Halloween tour and loved it. The building has such an interesting past that there has to be something hanging around there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As my parents were both members of the order it was very interesting to learn more history of the Pythian's. Very good tour given by the owner.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was here for a wedding, and it's a very classy place for an old castle. They have nice clean facilities and an old time atmosphere. Its almost like stepping back in time! I would highly recommend renting it for a formal function.

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Wasco, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I took the daytime ghost tour as it was the tour that allowed for picture taking. The guide was good, the history and ghost stories where interesting, and the building it's self seemed as if it wants to be remembered.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you live in the general vicinity of Springfield, once in your lifetime, you should take the time to visit the Pythian Castle. It is a really neat old building. Good history lesson and archeticual experience. Carthage stone and hand carved wood. For example: The movie theatre caught my eye as the projection room had an exterior lock bar on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The tour was guided by one of the owners who was very informative about the castle. The information was very interesting.

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High Ridge, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I enjoyed the tour guided by one of the owners. She knew the extensive history of the building and gave a fun, lively presentation. The haunted tours were sold out, as was the mystery dinner, for the weekend I was there but I would imagine that's a good sign!

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Wildwood, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited in October with a group and planned our stop around a mystery dinner theater they do. Everyone in the group had a blast and really enjoyed the fun atmosphere they provided. We also did the obligatory October "ghost tour" but claim what they may, I think this part was a waste of money. Overall, the building is beautiful with... More

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wonderful. Amazing. If nothing else, just go drive the grounds, but if you do that go in. The history is out of this world.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went on the ghost tour, expecting just a historical tour of the castle and some ghost stories along the way. But it far exceeded my expectations. Now I know why the tour guide doesn't go into the tunnel!! Go experience it for yourself. You'll make a memory that will last a lifetime.

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