Camdenton, Missouri: Ruins of a CastleBuilt by a Kansas City millionaire, who died in a 1906 car accident before it was completed. The castle was gutted by fire in 1942; now it's a shutterbug-worthy ruin.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
- 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO
- At Ha Ha Tonka State Park. From Camdenton drive west on 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 7-sunset; off-season 8-sunset (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Ruins of a Castle
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.