Nine Secret Castles In Illinois That You Never Knew Existed


This isn’t Ireland or France, but these castles are pretty impressive nonetheless.

Illinois has a lot of beautiful architecture for a state that isn’t well known for historical monuments. The Prairie State has some amazing castles that you really should visit.

1. John W. Cook Hall: This hall was built to resemble a castle. It’s on the quad for the Illinois State University.
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2. Stronghold Camp Castle and Retreat Center: This castle is a conference center that can host a huge variety of events.
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Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center

3. Altgeld Hall: This hall was originally used as the library for the University of Illinois, and has undergone many different repairs.
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4. Wayne Dunham Castle: This is a very old castle that is currently falling into disrepair due to age.
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5. Chicago Water Tower: This castle-style tower used to be a water tower, but it is now an art gallery featuring the work of multiple artists.
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6. Bettendorf Castle: This castle took over thirty years to build by Theodore Bettendorf, who learned masonry to construct it.
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7. Ravenstone Castle: This castle has been outfitted as a bed and breakfast while being designed with Sixteenth Century architecture.
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8. Medieval Times Castle: This castle provides a great entertainment experience, with jousting and other events.
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9. Busboom Castle: This is a huge castle built in the the 90’s. It’s available to be rented out for weddings.
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