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“Interesting Missouri History -- Must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pythian Castle

Pythian Castle
1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
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.
Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Interesting Missouri History -- Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wonderful tour with very capable and competent tour guide, (she owns the place) You will be surprised at the depth and breadth of information about this interesting landmark. RECOMMEND

Visited September 2013
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English first
Springfield, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So many restrictions!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The history of this "castle" is not that interesting. People who find paranormal activity here are desperate because there simply isn't the history for it. Can't look here, can't look there. "Tamara" is condescending and only looking to book large parties, fiercely protective of her "space". No pictures..?! What did I pay for?

Visited June 2013
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Mansfield, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Daytime history tour was great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went on a daytime history tour today with a group of children ages 7-15. The tour guide Penny told us the complete history of the castle and answered all of our questions. The younger kids had a hard time listening and standing still but the older ones liked the tour.

Visited July 2013
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Springfield, MO
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“Historic Castle Tour Right In The City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very informative tour -- interesting history of this "castle" which started as a home for orphans and children whose parents couldn't afford to raise them. Lots of pictures, informative tour guide. Mother and daughter have purchased and restored the castle.

Visited May 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Haunted Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I took the ghost tour at night-but there is a history tour that is recommended before you do the ghost tour. You do get quite a bit of interesting history on the ghost tour though. I think someone in our group saw something that spooked them in the basement. There are various tour times and they also have dinner theaters ,etc.

Visited October 2012
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