Featured Trips Types:

  • All Featured Trips
  • National Parks Trips & Tips
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Ghost Guides
  • Weird Guides
  • Camping & Road Trips
  • 48 Hour City Guides
  • Family Road Trips
  • Classic USA Road Trips
  • Interstate Highway Exit Guides
  • Scenic Drives
  • Airstream - Live Riveted
  • Thor Industries
  • Fun for the Whole Family
  • Grand County
  • Explore Memphis like a Local
  • Offbeat Camping
  • Scenic Routes
  • Outdoor Adventure
Clear All

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays


Look for FastBook for quick links to
your favorite booking sites

Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Fall Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Winter Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Look for the icon to book the best
tours and activities nearby.
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Fall Foliage
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • College Icons
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Holiday Lights
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
  • Spooky Places
Clear All

Vacation Rentals Types:

  • All Vacation Rentals
  • HomeAway
  • Vacation Rentals

We’ve partnered with HomeAway to find you the perfect vacation rental.

Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Featured Trips
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring

0 Layers
22 votes

Pythian Castle

1451 East Pythian Street, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 9:30a
Add to Trip

“An American castle”

Built by the Knights of Pythias as an orphanage in 1913, the structure was later owned by the U.S. Military for more than 50 years. The nearly 40,000 square feet contain more than 50 rooms, including dungeons and a ballroom. The Paranormal Task Force and the Ozark Paranormal Society have certified Pythian Castle as a haunted site.

One-hour tours are offered daily. Murder mystery dinners, comedy nights, ghost tours, and other special events occur regularly. The website includes a complete history; specific tour times; ticket prices for various tours; and an event schedule.

Private event space available.

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by

  • 1 Review
  • 6 Helpful
July 16, 2014

I wouldn't recommend coming here. My husband and I were a few minutes late, but dispute being the only business they had for the last tour the staff was unwilling to show us around or help. My husband and I went to the restroom, by the time we came out, no one was to be found so, we took the hint and left. Not great for business.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 631 Helpful
September 13, 2014
Rated 2.0

Meh, not really much. It's an okay castle. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is better, even though it's in ruins. Just drove by for a photo op. It's in a really weird, light industrial area too, so that kinda detracts from its potential tourist draw, in my opinion. I just didn't feel compelled to go in for a tour.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2017

Closed in the middle of the day on a Friday. This was a place I was really excited to see as we came through Springfield. My advice is to call ahead before you bother leaving the highway.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 16, 2017
Rated 1.0

The castle is not worth the stop. If you're interested in seeing inside of this castle call ahead and make a reservation, because they will not even let you up the driveway without tickets to get in. They have no interest in sharing their history with the public in anyway, they just want your money. The troll at the front gate is incredibly unfriendly. Typically places like this will let you come to the front desk to schedule a tour and at least view the grounds and tell you a little bit about the place with some enthusiasm, but they are stopping you at the end of the driveway and turning away anyone who doesn't want to spend the day there. It's surrounded by a chain link fence and a military base.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 30, 2016

I have visited the Castle several time over the last 2-3 years. I started with a ghost tour then a dinner show and most recently I was back for the history tour. It's a neat place with lots of interesting history. It's been nice seeing the Castle brought back to life.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 20, 2016

We took our Girl Scouts on a tour of the castle. The girls enjoyed it and the moms felt it had potential. It's family owned and operated.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Pythian Castle.

Pythian Castle

1451 East Pythian Street
Springfield, Missouri
65802 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

Own this business?

Claim your business to keep your
listing's information up to date.


Nearby Hotels

Springfield, Missouri

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Springfield, Missouri

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Springfield, Missouri

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Springfield, Missouri

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel