Pythian Castle
Pythian Castle
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Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, holiday events, private rentals. Must attend a scheduled event to visit the castle. Come to a scheduled event, pay the entrance fee; otherwise, you will not be able to visit the castle. Fee varies depending on the event. Discount for on-line reservations. Higher if paid at the time of arrival.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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ranijeanfletcher
Aurora, CO12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Do not do this! It's not a real castle, it's a home, that looks like a castle. Slightly rundown. The murder mystery production was really really terrible. Two people, one of whom did not know her lines, read from a script, still got lost. It was very uncomfortable for the audience. The story did not track well, and with the room setup, and acoustics,, we could not hear what was being said at the oppostite end of the space. No sound system. They asked the audience to play parts, which can backfire...no stage, no sets. I felt like we were almost scammed. The dinner, which they pay to have catered in, was really average. I would have been okay with the dinner, if the show was reasonable. It WAS NOT!!! Run away, don't waste your $50 pp.
Written 26 May 2024
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Gino A
Columbus, NC30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I drove 90 miles to come see this castle. I plug in my electric car nearby and walk in. I get the the castle and see an "OPEN" sign at the front so I enter to buy my tickets. I see others inside and we begin to talk when a lady comes out and talks to the group. I state that I am not with them, just here to pay for a tour. She cut me off screaming that I am trespassing and runs to escort me out. After reaching for me to push me out she sees a car in the parking lot that pulled up as I walked up. She immediately runs at it screaming. The lady is very unprofessional and crazy. It wasn't till I walked out a completely different way that I saw a small sign stating that tickets were only paid online.
Written 26 May 2024
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larryplainspa
Plains, PA65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The building construction, cut stone, is incredible. The workmanship is astounding. And it only took two years to complete it. The inside is another story. Needs work and updating while preserving the history. The furniture which is not original is terrible. The history of this place is something else. Lots and lots of photos. The tour guide was good. However, my wife and I had to pay four entry fees. If someone arrives later they pay one. What's up with that?
Written 3 May 2024
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TCorn
Sebastopol, CA22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Ok, things to know upfront...I read reviews with caution. Some people just like to complain, are too uptight, and don't know how to relax and/or have fun; or people just have different tastes about what's fun or worthwhile.

That said, please do yourself and your families/friends a favor and skip this castle (and especially the escape room). First, and to very clear, it is NOT a castle at all. It's surrounded by barbed wire, and nothing more than an old larger-than-a-typical-home structure oddly placed in the middle of typical town streets w/ gas stations on the corner, etc.

The escape room is simply pathetic (no real respectful way to put it- sorry). Just don't- a couple of 10 yr old boys could've put together a more professional and interesting escape room w/ no props. Please trust me on this- and we are an easy to please family.

We left actually shaking our heads, and laughing, thinking we were being pranked/punked and someone would walk out and say, "Just kidding! Now let's give you the real escape room and real castle." But, no, that didn't happen.

So, we thought we'd at least get to walk around the castle and check out the "history." But, no, that would be an additional fee we were told. We were literally quickly and oddly ushered away saying that we "couldn't walk around at all or beyond the front room cordened off unless you pay for the castle tour."

If you want to literally throw away your money and have the most absurd, ridiculous, shaking-your-head experience than this is the place for sure.


Written 7 January 2024
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Eric A
Flagstaff, AZ16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
What was advertised as a small group of up to 15 people turned out there were 44 of us on the tour. That is way too many people to move from room to room. Our guide was great and energetic, but the size of group made it difficult to enjoy the tour
Written 12 November 2023
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Brittany E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Waste of time. I would not waste my time. They try to make it scary and tell you to invite spirits in
Written 7 October 2023
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Rhonda P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
My now fiance to me to this amazing place, it was so entertaining and he proposed to me there on stage after the play. I totally love this play we will be back again in the new season. Thank you all for making this such a memorable day for us. David and Rhonda Pence
Written 6 October 2023
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Melinda B
Wilburton, OK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We were no sure what we were getting into but we really enjoyed this tour. It was more interactive than any other ghost tour I've been on! Price was very affordable! Mary Beth did a great job!
Written 3 September 2023
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Joel C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
everything was nice. I wish was my home. Interesting history. The property needs to be metal detected. All ok. I have recommended to others
Written 2 August 2023
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Kathy P
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What an enjoyable tour. Our guide was insightful and knowledgeable. We went from the bowels of the castle to the highest point.
Written 18 July 2023
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