Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Exploring Castle Ruins at Sunrise

 On our trip to MO we decided to make a last minute stop at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton, TX
Ha Ha Tonka State Park is home to castle ruins from 1905. We arrived there at 6:45am. It was very cold, but really beautiful. Here are some pictures.

First you can see the water tower, which was burned by vandals in 1976, only the stone walls remain.

Then we head over to the castle. 
Here are some pictures of it still in tact.

Then when it was on fire. (In the 40's)

And today . . .

The interior of the castle.

Such beauty!
The sunrise coming through was awesome!

Over looking the Ozarks...the fog was neat!

And the tip of the lake of "Lake of the Ozarks"

One last shot if the sun peaking through the ruins.

Charred stone from the fire.

 All photos taken by Jennifer Leible

 Corey & I both went there when we kids but could hardly remember it. It was neat to go back and see the beautiful park and ruins. I love exploring historical buildings!
Check out the wikipedia page for more history on this castle's beginnings.


Life in the Heights! said...

This is so cool!!! I have never even heard of this place before!

Domesticable said...

Awesome! R and I have been looking for a place to go and relax. This just may be the place. Thanks for sharing!


Lauren said...

That's awesome! I love checking out old places.

Jessica Reyna Brogan said...

My husband and I are planning a trip to Branson, and we may have to take a day trip to see this. It looks amazing!



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