Lead Hill, Arkansas: Ozark Medieval Fortress Ruins

An authentic medieval castle was being constructed using the old methods of back-breaking serf labor. It was supposed to be finished in 2030 -- but closed in 2012. You can still park in the empty lot, walk back to the trees, and see the half-built ruins....
Address:
1671 Hwy 14 W., Lead Hill, AR
Directions:
US Hwy 65 one mile south of the Missouri/Arkansas state line. Turn east onto Hwy 14. Drive 3.5 miles. Hwy 14 makes a sharp left. Drive 9.5 more miles. The entrance to the Fortress will be on the right (south) side.
Hours:
Closed. Walk back to the trees and see the ruins.
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Lead Hill, Arkansas - Ozarks Attraction Turns Back Clock 800 Years
Ozark Medieval Fortress: Having a medieval-style castle in America is actually not that unusual. But until now, one hasn't been built stateside as it would have been during the days of serfdom and poor standards of hygiene. [05/01/2010] Complete Story...

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