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Ozark Medieval Fortress - CLOSED

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Not in operation, summer 2014

Largely abandoned, September 2014. Three main varieties of structures remain: Improvised wood... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2014
Jim S
Ozark Medieval Fortress

Our guide was an incredible historian who educated us about that time period. He was full of... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2012
Craig K
Dallas, Texas
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  • Average4%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
29 May 2017
“Closed and now I know why”
10 Sep 2014
“Not in operation, summer 2014”
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1671 W Highway 14, Lead Hill, AR 72644-9353
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I visited this closed attraction at the height of a flood that had covered the roads leading to it. There is not much left and even though it was a great idea I know why this venture was doomed form the start. This place is...More

4  Thank MTravi
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Largely abandoned, September 2014. Three main varieties of structures remain: Improvised wood huts and shelters for staging of the construction work, conventional construction visitors' center, and, of course, the marvelous re-creation of medieval mortared-rock fortress walls and door frames, at least the foundations of such...More

5  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We were here a few years ago and planned to visit every five years to see the progress. What an amazing place! They actually made their own tools and materials just as they did years ago, and the children were able to make rope, etc....More

8  Thank ladygreyhound33
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I hate it that I was not able to go to see the Ozark Medieval Fortress before it closed. I only hope that it will reopen when the recession is over. It was a magnificent display of building using original Middle Age methods, right in...More

2  Thank Dusty_72634
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Our guide was an incredible historian who educated us about that time period. He was full of information and knew his facts and I was with some very educated people and he could answer and explain all of their questions and correct their information. Seeing...More

4  Thank Craig K
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I went with my child on a field trip for school. Not knowing what we were about to discover, the trip was way worth it. It's been showcased on Larry The Cable Guys show also. It was closed earlier this year by the owner for...More

4  Thank purrho
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Unfortunately,we too went to visit the fortress only to find it has already shut down and up for sale. This was prior to the earlier review being posted and although we checked several websites there was no indication that the castle was no longer operating...More

1  Thank unionjack1
Reviewed 13 March 2012

I went to the castle, found it completely unlike any tourist experience I'd ever had... but sadly, financial woes have beset the castle and it is now closed. According to a blog post at Arkansas Times, it is unlikely to reopen unless a new investor...More

4  Thank FuzzyMama
Reviewed 7 November 2011

My husband and I took our son and grandson to visit the Ozark Medieval Fortress and although I did not check out the reviews before we purchased tickets, some are worth reading but most are very judgmental in my opinion, they seem to forget that...More

3  Thank myyngatheart
Reviewed 6 November 2011

The Ozark Medieval Fortress is the site of a real castle being built using Medieval methods. It began in 2009. It is scheduled to be finished in 2030. A costumed guide met us and took us on a tour to the castle construction site all...More

2  Thank Frugalmama57
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