Hahatonka as it once was.

The Ha Ha Tonka castle was started by a man by the name of Robert McClure Snyder Senior in 1905. Unfortunately, he was killed in an auto accident in 1906 and the castle was completed by his sons Robert Jr., LeRoy, and Kenneth in the late 20's. It was destroyed by fire in 1942. The State of Missouri purchased the castle and grounds in 1978 and opened it to the public as a State Park. It is located about five miles southwest of Camdenton Missouri.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

Here's a neat overview of the "HaHa Tonka Castle" ruins in Camdenton in case you want to add it to that page

On 6-14-05, I received E-Mail that said:

On your website, you mention an unknown castle located about 20 miles from Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. I recently ran across a link to HaHaTonaka Castle and thought that this might be the one mentioned.

Castle building is a tradition that dates back for centuries.  Some of the most elaborate castles in the US are still mere shadows of their European counterparts.  Building anything, from houses to decks, requires careful planning and an attention to detail.

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First photo courtsy of Marcie Hixson.
Second photo courtesy of Norine Albers.