Metamora Castle is the most mysterious castle on the list because no one is quite sure what it is/was. Referred to by locals as “The Castle on the Hill”, this palace is located on Mount Metamora is a little known hidden gem that’s easy to miss. Some believe the medieval-looking structure is a church. This mysterious castle is rumored to be a church, though it’s unclear if it’s open to the public. The incredible medieval design and structure make this building a compelling sight. You can find this castle one mile west of Metamora on U.S. 52. Metamora Castle, Laurel, IN.
Who can resist a name like “Frankenstein’s Castle?” Frankenstein’s Castle (technically “Stone Tower”) sits in Hills and Dales MetroPark
. The structure features a turret-shaped, stone-studded lookout, and local legend has it that in 1967, a teenager named Peggy Harmeson was killed on the tower’s metal stairs during a storm. If you visit during a storm, you might even run in to her ghost. Frankenstein’s Castle, 2655 S Patterson Boulevard, Kettering, OH.
These historic homes were built by a pair of brothers and Civil War veterans named Donn and Abram Piatt in the late 1800s. The gothic-style homes are named Mac-A-Cheek and Mac-O-Chee, which comes from the Mac-A-Cheek settlement that the Shawnee Native Americans named the land before it became West Liberty. The Native American phrase translates to “smiling valley.” Piatt Castles, 10051 Township Road 47, West Liberty, OH.
The farthest on our list, Ravenwood Castle
is not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking for a legit castle experience (of the Game of Thrones variety), this Eastern Ohio gem is for you. Nestled in Hocking Hills State Park, this castle was designed to replicate the castles that defended the English and Welsh borders in the 12th and 13th centuries. (The building was actually constructed in 1995, however.) 65666 Bethel Road, New Plymouth, OH.