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Pythian Castle

Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: 4178651464
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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English first
House Springs, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This "castle" built early 1900's has had a long, interesting history. The tour was led by the current owner. Three floors, and an interesting piece of history. Only main floor is handicap accessible.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

costly to just walk around a big old house and not see or hear or get touched or anything by a spirit our son was bored

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Springfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was able to snag same day ghost tour tickets in a very busy time of year (before the 4th of July) and for my birthday. The tour was packed, every seat taken. It started off so wonderfully, the guide is funny and a great story-teller. The first hour or so is taken with his wonderful story, which is nice,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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