Fox River Grove, Illinois: Castle Replica Home

Starting in 1931 and for 36 years, machinist Theodore "Teddy" Bettendorf hand-shaped his home into a perfect replica of the 11th century Vianden Castle from his native Luxembourg. Drawbridge, small moat, 8 towers, guard room.
418 Concord Ave., Fox River Grove, IL
Gated, private property. Tours by appt. only.
Private property. Tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Groups of 40 or more can arrange private tours of the outside.

[Samara, 07/02/2018]

So often travelers move around in groups of 40 or more.

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