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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Address: 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
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Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka...

Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman high atop a bluff. More than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves and down to the lake.

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Very nice experience

We mainly went to the park to see the castle. It provides a nice bit of history and a great view. Be sure to read the historical signs posted around the castle.

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Overland Park, Kansas

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Overland Park, Kansas
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27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We mainly went to the park to see the castle. It provides a nice bit of history and a great view. Be sure to read the historical signs posted around the castle.

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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place. Water recreation for those who so desire, "castle" ruins", picnic area, some shorter trails (mile and one half and shorter), and a nice seven mile trail. We did the mile and half trail and, mostly we went for the longer trail. The longer offers different biomes including glade, forest, streamside and prairie. Good flowers at the right times... More 

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Thank Mark K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of five's visit: With our youngest in a jogging stroller and our two older kids we enjoyed reading about and visiting the burnt down castle, visiting the old water tower, and also walking along the side-view bridge over the sinkhole and the blue water was so pretty! We then drove down near the water to walk along the path... More 

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ATHENS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to take the family and friends too. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Views are awesome.

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Green, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Osage beach to spend a couple of days at the lake. The trail to the castle was easy and had a pretty lookout to the lake. Got some good photos. The Natural bridge was cool too. Short hike and another easy trail. We had been in the car all day so we were ready... More 

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Olathe, KS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to test out our new baby-backpack and enjoy the outdoors while staying near Osage Beach. We did the longer Turkey Pen Hollow trail and almost all of the shorter trails. The shorter trails had more of the interesting things to see like the spring, the castle and the natural bridge. The Turkey Pen Hollow trail was very well... More 

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Thank Nate72
Camdenton, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely a must see! So much history and spectacular views! Grandkids Will take a little bit of history back to school along with some great pics!

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Thank thewench61
West Plains, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park with ruins of castle that was built and burned. It is surrounded by beautiful wooded trails, a spring and a natural bridge high on the top of a mountain. We have been there several times.

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Cameron, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting friends, we had the pleasure of exploring this park. The history of the castle is fascinating. I was overwhelmed by the stonework and immense project that must have been in the Missouri wilderness. It's a short walk and easily accessed. The climb up to the water tower was a bit more strenuous, but so worth it. We continued... More 

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Independence, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. You can rent canoes, take nature trails, look at the natural bridge and see streams. Alot of nature.. don't pass this spot up...And how can I describe the castle ruins.....Awwwww breathtaking

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