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The United States of America is not typically thought of as a land of castles, and with good reason—the uniting of the American states coincided, not coincidentally, with the beginning of the end of the era in which kings and queens ruled over everything, holing up in huge fortified houses so that the peasants and/or invading barbarians couldn't kill them.

But in a way, that's too bad, because the U.S.A. is a land of excess, and there's nothing more excessive than a castle. And there are some castles in this country—maybe more than you'd expect—which range from (mostly) vanity projects, to mini golf courses, to even a few places that originally served some military purpose. Not only that, but many of them are currently for sale. If you've ever dreamed of owning a castle of your own, you could, for as little as a few hundred thousand dollars, or as much as a over ten million. (If you want to have your wedding in a castle, the options are even more vast.) In fact, we found a castle in every state in the U.S.A.

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1. Daphne, Alabama

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29359 Oakstone Dr E
Daphne, AL 36526

This five-bedroom home, currently on the market for $1.8 million, sort of straddles the line between castle and house (it's mostly the roof's fault). Once you see the entrance, though, with its giant stone columns and empty suit of armor guarding the door, you're forced to forgive it.

2. Anchorage, Alaska

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1520 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Probably one of the most, if not the most, penetrable castles on this map, The Castle on O'Malley is a miniature golf course in Anchorage, Alaska.

3. Phoenix, Arizona

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800 E Mineral Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042

Mystery Castle in Phoenix, Arizona was constructed in the 1930s by Boyce Luther Gulley, who, the story goes, moved to Arizona from Seattle after learning he had tuberculosis and began constructing the castle out of whatever cheap materials he could find: stone, adobe, automobile parts, salvaged rail tracks, telephone poles, etc. His intention was to leave it for his daughter, which he did. She subsequently opened it for tours.

4. Lead Hill, Arkansas

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671 AR-14
Lead Hill, AR 72644

Inspired by France's Guédelon Castle, a project that a team of archaeologists have undertaken to build an entire castle using 13th century building techniques, Ozark Medieval Fortress began construction in 2010, but was forced to close up shop due to financial constraints in 2012. It remains unfinished.

5. Alpine, California

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2808 Eltinge Pl
Alpine, CA 91901

Alpine Castle in Alpine, California is a private residence that is currently on the market for $1.795 million. The interiors are completely indescribable and it is rumored to come with an underground "torture chamber."

6. Rye, Colorado

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Bishop Castle
Rye, CO 81069

Bishop Castle is a one-man project/open construction site that was conceived and executed by a man named Jim Bishop, who offers no guided tours but welcomes people to come by and show themselves around, at which point, Roadsideamerica.com warns, he "bluntly and loudly" unleashes his "potentially offensive rants (involving politics and race)."

7. Greenwich, Connecticut

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17 Hemlock Dr
Greenwich, CT 06831

Hemlock Castle in Greenwich, Connecticut is a very attractive, ivy-covered, stone and slate home that has been renovated in a very un-castle-like manner on the inside. It is also enormous (11 beds, 14.5 baths), and is on the market for $11 million.

8. Delaware City, Delaware

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45 Clinton St
Delaware City, DE 19706

Fort Delaware in what is currently Fort Delaware State Park was built by the United States Army in 1815, near the end of the War of 1812. It is both the oldest building on the map, and also the only one surrounded by a moat.

9. Punta Gorda, Florida

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16305 Ridgewood Ct
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

This four-bedroom castle in Punta Gorda is everything you imagine it will be when you hear the phrase "Florida castle." That means imported crystal chandeliers, porcelain tile floors, and a lot of palm trees. It has been on the market for more than two years, and is currently asking $1.59 million.

10. Alpharetta, Georgia

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12570 Arnold Mill Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Dwarf Castle (also known as Cagle Castle) began construction in the 1950s and finally wrapped up in the '70s, the work of a trucker named Rudy McLaughlin who promised to build a castle for his wife. Unlike most of the other private residence castles on this map, this one is occupied and not for sale.

11. Honolulu, Hawaii

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364 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Out of all the castles on this map, the ʻIolani Barracks has the most castle-like original story, having been built in 1870 to house members of the Hawaiian Royal Guard. Today, it serves as the ʻIolani Palace's visitors center.

12. Hope, Idaho

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Eagen Mountain Rd
Hope, ID 83836

The Idaho Castle is, believe it or not, a castle located in Idaho. It is available for stays and for events, and according to multiple reviewers on HomeAway.com, it's a little rundown but still a very nice time.

13. Harvard, Illinois

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4504 IL-23
Harvard, IL 60033

RavenStone Castle is a bed-and-breakfast in Illinois and has the fortune of having been given a very castle-y name to go along with its very castle-y exterior. Construction began in 2011, and it wasn't long before the family behind the project "realized they could see all the way to the grocery store in [town]," which sounds very exciting indeed.

14. Peru, Indiana

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1050 W Valley Vista Dr
Peru, IN 46970

This three-bedroom Indiana castle is asking a mere $199,500 and features, among several other anachronistic elements, a gazebo and a Tardis.

15. Adel, Iowa

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33728 Mill Creek Dr
Adel, IA 50003

This $574,900 five-bedroom home in the Raccoon River Valley is maybe a little closer to the English Tudor side of the equation than it is to the castle side, but it does have a turret so we'll let it slide. Also, Raccoon River Valley is a great name for a valley.

16. Lawrence, Kansas

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2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Nichols Hall was built from 1910-1911 as a gym for Kansas State University. It remains a KSU building, but is currently used to house the departments of Computing and Information Sciences, Communication Studies, and Theatre and Dance, which is basically a complete 180 from its original usage. It was also one of the first buildings in the U.S. to be built using continuously poured concrete floor

17. Versailles, Kentucky

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Martin Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Appropriately located on the town of Versailles, Kentucky, this massive palace has 16 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and is on the market for $15 million.

18. Sulphur, Louisiana

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1995 N Claiborne St
Sulphur, LA 70663

Chateau De Bon Reve in Sulphur, Lousiana is more mini golf than medieval. It was completed in 2007 and was on the market in 2012 asking $5.2 million. The listing has since disappeared although it's kind of hard to imagine that it actually sold (unless, as one commenter pointed out, Mario and Princess Peach were in the market).

19. Elizabeth, Maine

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1 Singles Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Beckett's Castle is a private residence built in 1871 by publisher and poet Sylvester Beckett, who died a decade later and is said to haunt the premises, appearing as a ball of blue light and jerking blankets off freshly made beds.

20. Elkton, Maryland

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101 Railroad Ave
Elkton, MD 21921

The Elkton Armory was built in 1915 as part of state’s expansion of the National Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and renamed the LTC James Victor McCool Armory in the late aughts after a U.S. Army lieutenant from Maryland.

21. Gloucester, Massachusetts

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80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Sometimes you have so many Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts that you just have to build a castle to store them all. Such was the case with John Hays Hammond, Jr., who built his castle between 1926 and 1929. It can now be rented for weddings and private functions.

22. Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

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29128 Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48081

This stone castle in Michigan is, of course, located on a lake, and is asking $595,000.

23. Chisholm, Minnesota

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701 W Lake St
Chisholm, MN 55719

The Minnesota Museum of Mining is located in this very straightforward little stone castle, which was constructed in 1933, because the town of Chisholm felt like building a castle.

24. Decatur, Mississippi

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5530 Chapel Hill Rd
Decatur, MS 39327

Pierce Castle is a wedding venue in Decatur, Mississippi, which was constructed in 2008 by (from what we can gather from the website's flowery About page) the descendants of the couple that previously owned the land, who really wanted a castle.

25. Kansas City, Missouri

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3200 Norledge Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123

Wallace House Castle in Kansas City, Missouri did not start as a castle, but at some point in its history it was covered in stone, and a castle it became. It was moved from its original location in 1908, later served as an administrative building for the Kansas City Museum, and is now a private residence.

26. Sulphur Springs, Montana

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310 2nd Ave NE
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645

The appropriately named Castle Museum in Sulphur Springs, Montana (oddly, the second town named after sulphur to appear on this map) was originally constructed by Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee Byron Roger Sherman in 1892, at a cost of $36,000.

27. Omaha, Nebraska

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3902 Davenport St
Omaha, NE 68131

Joslyn Castle in Omaha, Nebraska was built in 1903. It served as the headquarters of the Omaha Public Schools district from 1944 to 1989 and now it is an events space.

28. Las Vegas, Nevada

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2928 Coast Line Ct
Las Vegas, NV 89117

This six-bed home is pretty much everything you'd expect from a castle in Las Vegas. It is located on a manmade lake, and includes a secret door that possibly leads to a dungeon. It's also on the market for $4.6 million.

29. Windham, New Hampshire

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21 Searles Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Searles Castle was built from 1905 to 1915 for Edward Francis Searles, an interior and architectural designer. It had a series of disparate owners after Searles' death in 1920, was refurbished in 1991, and is currently an events space.

30. Watchung, New Jersey

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30 Brook Dr
Watchung, NJ 07069

We're pretty comfortable calling this New Jersey version of a castle. It's not going to keep out any invading hordes with those ground floor glass doors, but you could still dump caldrons of boiling tanning oil from the upstairs windows. It's on the market for $1.979 million.

31. Lake George, New York

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Highlands Castle in upstate New York was built in 1982, using 800 tons of imported stone. It can be rented for weddings and events, or purchased for $12.8 million.

32. Santa Fe, New Mexico

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14 Tano Point Ln
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Tano Castle is a castle in the adobe style, but a castle nonetheless, and one that could only exist in New Mexico (or Arizona, or maybe Mexico). The rooftop fountain is a highlight. It's one the market for $1.1 million.

33. Fremont, North Carolina

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1093 Union Grove Church Rd
Fremont, NC 27830

This fantastic but modest three-bedroom castle in North Carolina is on the market for $320,000. It includes a room with what we can only assume is the family crest inlaid into the floor.

34. Saint John, North Dakota

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10458-10464 48th Ave NE
St John, ND 58369

Coghlan Castle in Rolette County, North Dakota was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. It has been abandoned since the mid-20th century but a group recently got a grant to restore it. In the '60s and '70s it served the noble purpose of being a party spot for local teenagers.

35. Loveland, Ohio

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12025 Shore Dr
Loveland, OH 45140

Loveland Castle, a.k.a. Château Laroche, was built starting in 1929 by a man named Harry D. Andrews, paying for the land with money that the Boy Scout troop he led made by selling magazine subscriptions, apparently. (Either land used to be cheaper, or magazines used to cost a lot more.) He left the castle to the troop when he died in 1981.

36. Cameron, Oklahoma

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OK-112
Cameron, OK 74932

This Oklahoma is private residence known alternately as Reynolds Castle and Captain's Castle, as it was built in 1890 by Captain J.E. Reynolds a veteran of the Civil War...on the Confederate side. Nice castle, though.

37. Portland, Oregon

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14125 NW Germantown Rd
Portland, OR 97231

This $6.675 million home in Portland, Oregon looks like if a normal house caught a leprosy-like castle disease that began to slow spread all over its surface. It is called Blackberry Castle and the property include a private vineyard, among other things.

38. Scranton, Pennsylvania

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815 N Webster Ave
Scranton, PA 18510

This Scranton, Pennsylvania Tudor mansion is known as "The Castle," and is asking $699,900, which seems pretty reasonable for an eight-bedroom house.

39. Newport, Rhode Island

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657 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island is the only castle on this map that could also be described as a "former summer cottage." It was constructed between 1891 and 1894 for a family that planned to use it only six weeks out of the year. It is being restored by its current owner, who purchased it in 2011 and plans to reopen it as a tour house, art gallery and event space.

40. Inman, South Carolina

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496 World Tour Dr
Inman, SC 29349

This "European castle" (per the listing) is located in a gated community in South Carolina and is on the market for $1.2 million.

41. Aberdeen, South Dakota

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2300 24th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

The focal point of the Storybook Land theme park in Aberdeen, South Dakota is this mock medieval castle, which is surrounded by a moat and guarded by suits of armor. It counts!

42. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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3950 Castle Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

This large bed-and-breakfast in Tennessee (on the market for $595,000) is very castle-like in the middle and not so much on the sides. But, consider this: it is called "Castle on the Green" and it's located on Castle Road. Hey, they can't all stop invading armies.

43. New Braunfels, Texas

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10900 W State Highway 46
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Another self-proclaimed "European style castle," this 14-bathroom behemoth in New Braunfels can protest all it wants—the style here is definitively Texas: big, loud, and over the top. It's asking $3.8 million.

44. Draper, Utah

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14258 Canyon Vine Cove
Draper, UT 84020

The enormous Draper Castle in Draper, Utah is on the market for a whopping $10.4 million. The interiors, which include an indoor basketball court, are really something to behold.

45. Saint Albans, Vermont

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2437 Oakland Station Rd
St Albans City, VT 05478

This Vermont home is not quite finished, and also probably not quite a castle, but then again, there is a turret, stained glass windows, and stone arches. It's asking $625,000.

46. Warrenton, Virginia

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8871 Rogues Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187

Facing foreclosure in 2013, Melrose Castle in Warrenton, Virginia hit the market asking a mere $1.5 million. According to Redfin, it sold in 2014—so much for your dreams of getting a cheap(ish) genuine castle

47. Richland, Washington

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1495 Badger Mountain Loop
Richland, WA 99352

Another one that leans a little closer to mansion than castle, "The Castle at Badger Mountain" might include just enough stone and pointy roof things to qualify. It is on the market for $1.75 million.

48. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

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276 Cacapon Rd
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Berkeley Springs Castle was built between 1885 and 1891 by local businessman and Civil War vet Colonel Samuel Taylor Suite after Suite, at age 46, asked a 17-year-old girl to marry him, she said no, and he asked again and told her he would build her a castle. So....yeah.If you were inspired by that story of true romance, the castle is currently available for weddings.

49. Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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2815 Rice Rd
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Kelley Castle is the work of an electrician named Pete Kelley, who dreamed of building a castle since he was 19 and started work around 1992. The project was still not complete as of last year, but you can read about the slow and steady progress here.

50. Afton, Wyoming

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Adams St & E 4th Ave
Afton, WY 83110

Heiner Castle is a privately owned castle in Wyoming, and that is about as much information as there is available on the internet. But in some ways, the secrecy makes it the best castle of all.

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1. Daphne, Alabama

29359 Oakstone Dr E, Daphne, AL 36526

This five-bedroom home, currently on the market for $1.8 million, sort of straddles the line between castle and house (it's mostly the roof's fault). Once you see the entrance, though, with its giant stone columns and empty suit of armor guarding the door, you're forced to forgive it.

29359 Oakstone Dr E
Daphne, AL 36526

2. Anchorage, Alaska

1520 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Probably one of the most, if not the most, penetrable castles on this map, The Castle on O'Malley is a miniature golf course in Anchorage, Alaska.

1520 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

3. Phoenix, Arizona

800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Mystery Castle in Phoenix, Arizona was constructed in the 1930s by Boyce Luther Gulley, who, the story goes, moved to Arizona from Seattle after learning he had tuberculosis and began constructing the castle out of whatever cheap materials he could find: stone, adobe, automobile parts, salvaged rail tracks, telephone poles, etc. His intention was to leave it for his daughter, which he did. She subsequently opened it for tours.

800 E Mineral Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042

4. Lead Hill, Arkansas

671 AR-14, Lead Hill, AR 72644

Inspired by France's Guédelon Castle, a project that a team of archaeologists have undertaken to build an entire castle using 13th century building techniques, Ozark Medieval Fortress began construction in 2010, but was forced to close up shop due to financial constraints in 2012. It remains unfinished.

671 AR-14
Lead Hill, AR 72644

5. Alpine, California

2808 Eltinge Pl, Alpine, CA 91901

Alpine Castle in Alpine, California is a private residence that is currently on the market for $1.795 million. The interiors are completely indescribable and it is rumored to come with an underground "torture chamber."

2808 Eltinge Pl
Alpine, CA 91901

6. Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle, Rye, CO 81069

Bishop Castle is a one-man project/open construction site that was conceived and executed by a man named Jim Bishop, who offers no guided tours but welcomes people to come by and show themselves around, at which point, Roadsideamerica.com warns, he "bluntly and loudly" unleashes his "potentially offensive rants (involving politics and race)."

Bishop Castle
Rye, CO 81069

7. Greenwich, Connecticut

17 Hemlock Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831

Hemlock Castle in Greenwich, Connecticut is a very attractive, ivy-covered, stone and slate home that has been renovated in a very un-castle-like manner on the inside. It is also enormous (11 beds, 14.5 baths), and is on the market for $11 million.

17 Hemlock Dr
Greenwich, CT 06831

8. Delaware City, Delaware

45 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

Fort Delaware in what is currently Fort Delaware State Park was built by the United States Army in 1815, near the end of the War of 1812. It is both the oldest building on the map, and also the only one surrounded by a moat.

45 Clinton St
Delaware City, DE 19706

9. Punta Gorda, Florida

16305 Ridgewood Ct, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

This four-bedroom castle in Punta Gorda is everything you imagine it will be when you hear the phrase "Florida castle." That means imported crystal chandeliers, porcelain tile floors, and a lot of palm trees. It has been on the market for more than two years, and is currently asking $1.59 million.

16305 Ridgewood Ct
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

10. Alpharetta, Georgia

12570 Arnold Mill Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Dwarf Castle (also known as Cagle Castle) began construction in the 1950s and finally wrapped up in the '70s, the work of a trucker named Rudy McLaughlin who promised to build a castle for his wife. Unlike most of the other private residence castles on this map, this one is occupied and not for sale.

12570 Arnold Mill Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

11. Honolulu, Hawaii

364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Out of all the castles on this map, the ʻIolani Barracks has the most castle-like original story, having been built in 1870 to house members of the Hawaiian Royal Guard. Today, it serves as the ʻIolani Palace's visitors center.

364 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813

12. Hope, Idaho

Eagen Mountain Rd, Hope, ID 83836

The Idaho Castle is, believe it or not, a castle located in Idaho. It is available for stays and for events, and according to multiple reviewers on HomeAway.com, it's a little rundown but still a very nice time.

Eagen Mountain Rd
Hope, ID 83836

13. Harvard, Illinois

4504 IL-23, Harvard, IL 60033

RavenStone Castle is a bed-and-breakfast in Illinois and has the fortune of having been given a very castle-y name to go along with its very castle-y exterior. Construction began in 2011, and it wasn't long before the family behind the project "realized they could see all the way to the grocery store in [town]," which sounds very exciting indeed.

4504 IL-23
Harvard, IL 60033

14. Peru, Indiana

1050 W Valley Vista Dr, Peru, IN 46970

This three-bedroom Indiana castle is asking a mere $199,500 and features, among several other anachronistic elements, a gazebo and a Tardis.

1050 W Valley Vista Dr
Peru, IN 46970

15. Adel, Iowa

33728 Mill Creek Dr, Adel, IA 50003

This $574,900 five-bedroom home in the Raccoon River Valley is maybe a little closer to the English Tudor side of the equation than it is to the castle side, but it does have a turret so we'll let it slide. Also, Raccoon River Valley is a great name for a valley.

33728 Mill Creek Dr
Adel, IA 50003

16. Lawrence, Kansas

2335 Irving Hill Rd, Lawrence, KS 66045

Nichols Hall was built from 1910-1911 as a gym for Kansas State University. It remains a KSU building, but is currently used to house the departments of Computing and Information Sciences, Communication Studies, and Theatre and Dance, which is basically a complete 180 from its original usage. It was also one of the first buildings in the U.S. to be built using continuously poured concrete floor

2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045

17. Versailles, Kentucky

Martin Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

Appropriately located on the town of Versailles, Kentucky, this massive palace has 16 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and is on the market for $15 million.

Martin Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

18. Sulphur, Louisiana

1995 N Claiborne St, Sulphur, LA 70663

Chateau De Bon Reve in Sulphur, Lousiana is more mini golf than medieval. It was completed in 2007 and was on the market in 2012 asking $5.2 million. The listing has since disappeared although it's kind of hard to imagine that it actually sold (unless, as one commenter pointed out, Mario and Princess Peach were in the market).

1995 N Claiborne St
Sulphur, LA 70663

19. Elizabeth, Maine

1 Singles Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Beckett's Castle is a private residence built in 1871 by publisher and poet Sylvester Beckett, who died a decade later and is said to haunt the premises, appearing as a ball of blue light and jerking blankets off freshly made beds.

1 Singles Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

20. Elkton, Maryland

101 Railroad Ave, Elkton, MD 21921

The Elkton Armory was built in 1915 as part of state’s expansion of the National Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and renamed the LTC James Victor McCool Armory in the late aughts after a U.S. Army lieutenant from Maryland.

101 Railroad Ave
Elkton, MD 21921

21. Gloucester, Massachusetts

80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Sometimes you have so many Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts that you just have to build a castle to store them all. Such was the case with John Hays Hammond, Jr., who built his castle between 1926 and 1929. It can now be rented for weddings and private functions.

80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

22. Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

29128 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081

This stone castle in Michigan is, of course, located on a lake, and is asking $595,000.

29128 Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48081

23. Chisholm, Minnesota

701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719

The Minnesota Museum of Mining is located in this very straightforward little stone castle, which was constructed in 1933, because the town of Chisholm felt like building a castle.

701 W Lake St
Chisholm, MN 55719

24. Decatur, Mississippi

5530 Chapel Hill Rd, Decatur, MS 39327

Pierce Castle is a wedding venue in Decatur, Mississippi, which was constructed in 2008 by (from what we can gather from the website's flowery About page) the descendants of the couple that previously owned the land, who really wanted a castle.

5530 Chapel Hill Rd
Decatur, MS 39327

25. Kansas City, Missouri

3200 Norledge Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123

Wallace House Castle in Kansas City, Missouri did not start as a castle, but at some point in its history it was covered in stone, and a castle it became. It was moved from its original location in 1908, later served as an administrative building for the Kansas City Museum, and is now a private residence.

3200 Norledge Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123

26. Sulphur Springs, Montana

310 2nd Ave NE, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645

The appropriately named Castle Museum in Sulphur Springs, Montana (oddly, the second town named after sulphur to appear on this map) was originally constructed by Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee Byron Roger Sherman in 1892, at a cost of $36,000.

310 2nd Ave NE
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645

27. Omaha, Nebraska

3902 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68131

Joslyn Castle in Omaha, Nebraska was built in 1903. It served as the headquarters of the Omaha Public Schools district from 1944 to 1989 and now it is an events space.

3902 Davenport St
Omaha, NE 68131

28. Las Vegas, Nevada

2928 Coast Line Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89117

This six-bed home is pretty much everything you'd expect from a castle in Las Vegas. It is located on a manmade lake, and includes a secret door that possibly leads to a dungeon. It's also on the market for $4.6 million.

2928 Coast Line Ct
Las Vegas, NV 89117

29. Windham, New Hampshire

21 Searles Rd, Windham, NH 03087

Searles Castle was built from 1905 to 1915 for Edward Francis Searles, an interior and architectural designer. It had a series of disparate owners after Searles' death in 1920, was refurbished in 1991, and is currently an events space.

21 Searles Rd
Windham, NH 03087

30. Watchung, New Jersey

30 Brook Dr, Watchung, NJ 07069

We're pretty comfortable calling this New Jersey version of a castle. It's not going to keep out any invading hordes with those ground floor glass doors, but you could still dump caldrons of boiling tanning oil from the upstairs windows. It's on the market for $1.979 million.

30 Brook Dr
Watchung, NJ 07069

31. Lake George, New York

Lake George, New York

Highlands Castle in upstate New York was built in 1982, using 800 tons of imported stone. It can be rented for weddings and events, or purchased for $12.8 million.

32. Santa Fe, New Mexico

14 Tano Point Ln, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Tano Castle is a castle in the adobe style, but a castle nonetheless, and one that could only exist in New Mexico (or Arizona, or maybe Mexico). The rooftop fountain is a highlight. It's one the market for $1.1 million.

14 Tano Point Ln
Santa Fe, NM 87506

33. Fremont, North Carolina

1093 Union Grove Church Rd, Fremont, NC 27830

This fantastic but modest three-bedroom castle in North Carolina is on the market for $320,000. It includes a room with what we can only assume is the family crest inlaid into the floor.

1093 Union Grove Church Rd
Fremont, NC 27830

34. Saint John, North Dakota

10458-10464 48th Ave NE, St John, ND 58369

Coghlan Castle in Rolette County, North Dakota was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. It has been abandoned since the mid-20th century but a group recently got a grant to restore it. In the '60s and '70s it served the noble purpose of being a party spot for local teenagers.

10458-10464 48th Ave NE
St John, ND 58369

35. Loveland, Ohio

12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140

Loveland Castle, a.k.a. Château Laroche, was built starting in 1929 by a man named Harry D. Andrews, paying for the land with money that the Boy Scout troop he led made by selling magazine subscriptions, apparently. (Either land used to be cheaper, or magazines used to cost a lot more.) He left the castle to the troop when he died in 1981.

12025 Shore Dr
Loveland, OH 45140

36. Cameron, Oklahoma

OK-112, Cameron, OK 74932

This Oklahoma is private residence known alternately as Reynolds Castle and Captain's Castle, as it was built in 1890 by Captain J.E. Reynolds a veteran of the Civil War...on the Confederate side. Nice castle, though.

OK-112
Cameron, OK 74932

37. Portland, Oregon

14125 NW Germantown Rd, Portland, OR 97231

This $6.675 million home in Portland, Oregon looks like if a normal house caught a leprosy-like castle disease that began to slow spread all over its surface. It is called Blackberry Castle and the property include a private vineyard, among other things.

14125 NW Germantown Rd
Portland, OR 97231

38. Scranton, Pennsylvania

815 N Webster Ave, Scranton, PA 18510

This Scranton, Pennsylvania Tudor mansion is known as "The Castle," and is asking $699,900, which seems pretty reasonable for an eight-bedroom house.

815 N Webster Ave
Scranton, PA 18510

39. Newport, Rhode Island

657 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island is the only castle on this map that could also be described as a "former summer cottage." It was constructed between 1891 and 1894 for a family that planned to use it only six weeks out of the year. It is being restored by its current owner, who purchased it in 2011 and plans to reopen it as a tour house, art gallery and event space.

657 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

40. Inman, South Carolina

496 World Tour Dr, Inman, SC 29349

This "European castle" (per the listing) is located in a gated community in South Carolina and is on the market for $1.2 million.

496 World Tour Dr
Inman, SC 29349

41. Aberdeen, South Dakota

2300 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401

The focal point of the Storybook Land theme park in Aberdeen, South Dakota is this mock medieval castle, which is surrounded by a moat and guarded by suits of armor. It counts!

2300 24th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

42. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

3950 Castle Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

This large bed-and-breakfast in Tennessee (on the market for $595,000) is very castle-like in the middle and not so much on the sides. But, consider this: it is called "Castle on the Green" and it's located on Castle Road. Hey, they can't all stop invading armies.

3950 Castle Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

43. New Braunfels, Texas

10900 W State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX 78132

Another self-proclaimed "European style castle," this 14-bathroom behemoth in New Braunfels can protest all it wants—the style here is definitively Texas: big, loud, and over the top. It's asking $3.8 million.

10900 W State Highway 46
New Braunfels, TX 78132

44. Draper, Utah

14258 Canyon Vine Cove, Draper, UT 84020

The enormous Draper Castle in Draper, Utah is on the market for a whopping $10.4 million. The interiors, which include an indoor basketball court, are really something to behold.

14258 Canyon Vine Cove
Draper, UT 84020

45. Saint Albans, Vermont

2437 Oakland Station Rd, St Albans City, VT 05478

This Vermont home is not quite finished, and also probably not quite a castle, but then again, there is a turret, stained glass windows, and stone arches. It's asking $625,000.

2437 Oakland Station Rd
St Albans City, VT 05478

46. Warrenton, Virginia

8871 Rogues Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187

Facing foreclosure in 2013, Melrose Castle in Warrenton, Virginia hit the market asking a mere $1.5 million. According to Redfin, it sold in 2014—so much for your dreams of getting a cheap(ish) genuine castle

8871 Rogues Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187

47. Richland, Washington

1495 Badger Mountain Loop, Richland, WA 99352

Another one that leans a little closer to mansion than castle, "The Castle at Badger Mountain" might include just enough stone and pointy roof things to qualify. It is on the market for $1.75 million.

1495 Badger Mountain Loop
Richland, WA 99352

48. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

276 Cacapon Rd, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Berkeley Springs Castle was built between 1885 and 1891 by local businessman and Civil War vet Colonel Samuel Taylor Suite after Suite, at age 46, asked a 17-year-old girl to marry him, she said no, and he asked again and told her he would build her a castle. So....yeah.If you were inspired by that story of true romance, the castle is currently available for weddings.

276 Cacapon Rd
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

49. Tomahawk, Wisconsin

2815 Rice Rd, Tomahawk, WI 54487

Kelley Castle is the work of an electrician named Pete Kelley, who dreamed of building a castle since he was 19 and started work around 1992. The project was still not complete as of last year, but you can read about the slow and steady progress here.

2815 Rice Rd
Tomahawk, WI 54487

50. Afton, Wyoming

Adams St & E 4th Ave, Afton, WY 83110

Heiner Castle is a privately owned castle in Wyoming, and that is about as much information as there is available on the internet. But in some ways, the secrecy makes it the best castle of all.

Adams St & E 4th Ave
Afton, WY 83110