Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park, located in central Missouri, is best known for its castle ruins. The park's forests and karst landscapes are surrounded by spectacular caves, sinkholes, and bluffs, while hiking trails wind through the park's forests.

At the mouth of the Niangua River, the park was purchased and developed by Kansas City businessman Robert McClure Snyder, Sr., in 1905 for private use. The ruins of the stone mansion he built, which was destroyed by a fire in the 1940s, are now the park's centerpiece. Beautiful brick arches and sturdy stone walls, reminiscent of European castles from the 16th century, overlook the sparkling lake below, now used for swimming and boating.