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Lindsborg, Kansas: Mini-Castle of Coronado Heights

The Spanish explorer Coronado supposedly stood on this hilltop in July 1541, looked around, and gave up his search for the Seven Cities of Gold. in 1936 a pseudo-Spanish "castle" picnic shelter was built on the spot.

Coronado Heights Park

Coronado Heights Rd, Lindsborg, KS
Northwest of town. I-135 exit 78. Drive west toward Lindsborg on Hwy 4 for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Winchester Rd/Coronado Heights Rd. Drive west for four miles to Coronado Heights Park, on the right, west of the cemetery.
June 2019: Reported closed during construction. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mini-Castle of Coronado Heights

So great to stumble on the Coronado Heights Castle as the moon was rising!

[Amanda Hoernicke, 07/12/2019]

Coronado Heights Castle.

Mini-Castle of Coronado Heights

Great place to stop and have a picnic! Drive there doesn't seem like it will pan out, but it does! Great views, though it seems like a pretty popular place for people to visit.

[Patrice, 10/07/2018]

View from the castle.

Coronado Heights WPA Castle

This was an excursion off onto a gravel road, but totally worth going to see. Amazing views from the castle and top of the hill! There are also picnic tables if you want to take a break. It's a curvy road to the top -- wouldn't take an RV. But a regular vehicle can make the trip!

[Kristy, 06/30/2016]

WPA castle.

Coronado Heights WPA Castle

This place is absolutely gorgeous! Numerous picnic tables overlooking all of Kansas. Take the kids inside the structure and they'll be thrown into the past. Roads leading to this are dirt and unpaved. Entrance is actually just to the west of the cemetery.

[Mike, 05/09/2011]

WPA Castle.

Coronado Heights WPA Castle

Definitely worth the time it takes to get here. Amazing views!

[Rob, 07/06/2010]

The Spanish explorer Coronado supposedly passed near Lindsborg in the 16th century, on his way from other US landmarks and places named after him.

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