Camdenton, Missouri: Ruins of Ha Ha Tonka
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
- 1491 State Hwy D, Camdenton, MO
- At Ha Ha Tonka State Park. I-44 exit 150 (Richland). Drive north on Hwy 7 for 32 miles, then north on Hwy 5 for three more miles. Turn west onto US Hwy 54 for 2.5 miles. Just before the bridge turn left onto an unnamed road. Drive a half-mile. Turn right and drive 1.5 miles. You'll see a castle-like rock sign on the right. Turn right and drive a half-mile to the castle.
- Daily summer 7 am-sunset; winter 8 am-sunset. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
Built by a Kansas City millionaire who died before it was completed. The castle was gutted by fire in 1942; now it's a shutterbug-worthy ruin. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Ruins of Ha Ha Tonka
Beautiful and fun to try to think of stories about the place from the architecture and markings in the ruins. Be sure to check out the water tower.[Divinydistant, 07/15/2012]
The best part of Ha Ha Tonka State Park is the remains of a castle. Strange to see in the middle of Missouri.[Rudy, 06/30/2012]
The castle was built by a Kansas City millionaire named Robert Snyder, who died before it was completed. A stray spark from one of the castle's many fireplaces turned it into a gutted ruin in 1942 -- but now it's a picturesque ruin.