Coronado Heights Castle, Kansas

Yes, there is a castle in Kansas.

Granted it’s only a little over a hundred years old, but it’s a castle!

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First history.  Coronado was a Spanish Conquistador from Mexico City.  Someone told him that there was gold somewhere north, so he decided to go try and find it.  (He never really did find it.)  Coronado got as far as Kansas before going back to Mexico.

Someone decided, in the 1800’s, to build the castle in the spot where they thought he came.

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I love castles, so it was really cool.

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This was pretty much the inside of the castle.  There was an entryway with stairs going up to the top and then there was this room.  To the left there was a short wall parallel with the back wall that was a fireplace.  And someone had actually used it recently.  So that was kind of cool.

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There are some outer buildings, but we didn’t have time to truly explore them.  The road to it needs a little TLC, but it wasn’t bad to get the camper up there and down.  I am glad though that it wasn’t super touristy, or during the summer or there would have been more people trying to get up and down the road.  We took up a lot of the road.  For me, it was definitely worth the stop.

May God bless your socks off!

Rachel

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