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Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

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Awesome tour

The lodge is amazing and the history behind it is as well!! We decided to go on a tour and learn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael Nicole B
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Wonderful grounds and view!

This historic mansion covers several eras of additions, the grounds are beautiful with breaktaking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Plains, Missouri
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With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through the 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge built atop two natural caves by...more
19349 Bothwell State Park Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301-0085
+1 660-827-0510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is amazing and the history behind it is as well!! We decided to go on a tour and learn about this amazing place! It was much like a game of clue for our girls, the twists and turns In the castle are like...More

Thank Michael Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic mansion covers several eras of additions, the grounds are beautiful with breaktaking views and the tour hostess was wonderfully knowlegeable and told our small group many 'extra' stories.

Thank mds0701
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This was a very nice house tour. Not too expensive and not too long. Several pieces original to the house. Our teenagers thought the hidden drawers were cool. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank KarenBruns
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Former home of local businessman. Many original furnishings, Informative guided tours. Interesting architecture. First hand look at a former time.

Thank 665michaeljohnson
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

There are multiple areas to hike, picnic, beautiful views, and the Lodge it's self to tour for a very reasonable price. There is also a playground and shelter area in the park. It's also a wonderful place for family photos.

Thank E7855OXlisac
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My family found this very interesting. After touring a number of historic homes, they can all start to seem very similar. Bothwell Lodge stands out--built over a cave, hidden safes and secret drawers, built from limestone quarried on site--this place is truly unique. The tour...More

1  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Lots of great views from the hill for sure. It's a nice little drive off of highway 65, but worth the view now that the trees have lost their leaves A good bit of history there and you can take a tour of the home...More

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Tour guide was very enthusiastic and informative. House was not that big looking when you arrive in parking lot, but the inside is huge. Well worth the $4 cost of the tour.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We drove 5 miles north of town and almost missed the right hand turn to this place, marked by small brown sign. This is a state park, with expansive grounds. The house sits on the edge of a bluff with long views to south and...More

2  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

this historic lodge has always fascinated me all my life. this is a great house to be built in the early 1900's the owner was a very important figure for Sedalia and Missouri worth the time to visit

Thank William W
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Kaolin P
1 September 2016|
Response from Vancamper | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee per person but I don't recall how much. Staff are present to give tours. No need to schedule a tour in advance.
Wayne R
12 October 2015|
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Response from taxmanken | Reviewed this property |
Open 10-4 on Sat Oct 31