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Pythian Castle, Springfield

Categories: Castles, Ghost & Vampire Tours, Tourist Spots, Tours
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3.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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  • Old (and probably haunted) halls of this castle are full of rich over 100-year history that this building would be a gem find for those interested in American history beyond the textbooks. Really enjo...  read more »
  • This is so cool, for all ages except small children, they have something for everyone. From a history tour, to a ghost haunting, to mystery dinners, to shows, to just about everything. Beautiful for w...  read more »
  • right behind evangel university is a haunted castle with gargoyles and other spooky statuettes guarding the front door. a real piece of springfield history with interesting stories and architecture. t...  read more »
  • I have not been to this castle, but was very interested before I read the reviews. Look, I can understand from an owners or managers point of view that you are going to have some people who mean to intentionally not follow rules, disrupt, or disrespect your place of businesses, and I understand it can be frustrating and gets old! However, from some of these peoples reviews whom have had bad experiences with "rude" and "unprofessional employees" you can obviously tell they may have gotten confused and/or just wanted to ask a question. Do you guys not think that every other business goes through the same thing? That's the price you pay for working with the public. Why should decent people who just wanted to ask a question have to pay for some bad experience you had at your business in the past? That's not far! I mean, look at Wal-mart. I'm sure they deal with much more than you guys and still have the decency to be nice. Of course they have the customer service training and skills. Maybe that's what you guys need. These reponses that you have are poor too. They seem to be you just defending yourself and not seeing the customers side of it. It's just sad. You should really be careful if this place is your livelihood.
  • Wow....I was thinking about looking into doing one of these tours at the Pythian Castle since My family spends several weekends every year at the Crescent Hotel in Eurecka Springs. So, naturally since I've lived here 22+ years and have grown children I thought it might be fun. But after asking around and reading the reviews and the defensive rebuttals or responses from the owner I am now reconsidering. Sounds like there is definitely a problem with communication and business marketing of this place that causes unnecessary miscommunications. In this day in age people don't have time for this type of disorganization. I was curious as to how one finds the correct information about this place, exactly. Is the a phone number you call, is there a specific person that deals with interested individuals? If so, would you kindly respond and let me know.
  • ROTTEN MEAN TERRIBLE HOST!I was very excited to take the tour i checked t different web sites and confirmed the times. there was a good sized group there waiting for the tour as well. The way they had the sign you could not tell if they were closed or not apparently it had just closed . I struck up a conversation with a lady wanting to tour as well. Out of nowhere a woman got in her car and said if we dont leave that she will lock the gate behind us. She did not say sorry we are closed please come back. This rude mean monster said get out of the parking lot now I am closing the gate..The next day I went back there was a group of at lest 50 people walking around inside, the open sign up front I asked when the next tour was because the sign said open an older woman said I missed it, I was very nice and asked if i could use the rest room which was 10 feet away. The two rude women refused and told me they saw me from yesterday and I should have paid attention to the times, I showed them the 2 web sites and they still were rude. "we dont have time to maintain those web sites" was told . I very nicely asked if there was some information that i could buy and find out more about this interesting place, again biting my head off in front of the others she said" that's why you take the tour" I am a very nice clean cut guy,,,these two women were to say the least were horrible, I was not rude , even the people on tour commented how rotten they both were when they said go find a gas station to me. Shocking that people like this can be employed, I believe what goes around comes around, I hope is that one day you two mean rotten, unkind, unprofessional people need to find a restroom and are treated the same way you treated me and for no reason. Terrible people and you should me ashamed. If they are going to post on web site then they need to be responsible and keep them updated and informed. That being said there was no reason to refuse me the restroom when there was 50 people still inside and wandering around I will post this on my face book page and all my other accounts just to make sure others are warned.
  • Nothing but kind and friendly people. I booked the tour, had enough people, paid and was enthralled in the history of the castle. Honestly i couldn't have asked for a better time as it greatly exceeded my expecatations.
  • The lady was nice. I will say that first. It's cool seeing the building and how it was built and everything back then but theres nothing there. Its not restored they way it should be and the way it has been is horrible. You can tell they've tried but it went wrong. Lol would be ok if you xould walk around by yourself or to plan a wedding there (if they repainted it ) not a place for kids and not a place to go if you can't walk up and down stairs.
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