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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This castle is huge with over 100 windows. It was built in 1913 as an orphanage and later owned by the US military. The girls, boys and seniors each had their own separate wings. It is certified "haunted" and rich in history.

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Lexington, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a guided tour of "part" of the castle with the guide sharing experiences of interactions with ghosts. The guide kept saying ,if you want to see "this room" you'll have to come back for the night tour. This would have been much better as just a tour of the castle. Plus it's full price for all ages. In... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Saw this ad about this castle and decided to check it out. At first didn't think it was worth the time but decided to go in and take the tour. Cost 7.50 pp reasonably priced. So it turned out to be a very nice little piece of history and the lady who gave the tour turned out to be the... More

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Tyronza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow! Such a great experience! In all my trips to Springfield, I had never even heard of this. Then, while planning a Branson vacation, we saw it listed and decided to check it out. The history is so fascinating and the owners have a real passion for the castle. Something I have never experienced before but am so glad I... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place to visit, but I recommend the ghost tour because cameras are allowed. Neat old castle with an amazing history.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was made for homeless people that had belonged to the Pythians, something like the Mason's. It has a long history and is very large and the owners have taken a lot of time and money to try and bring it back to life and history. If you are int he areas and have about 1.5 hrs to look at... More

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