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Loveland Castle, Loveland

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The Historical Loveland Castle & Museum

Chateau Laroche was built as an expression and reminder of the simple strength and rugged grandeur of the mighty men who lived when Knighthood was in flower.

It was their knightly zeal for honor, valor and manly purity that lifted mankind out of the moral midnight of the dark ages and started it towards the gray dawn of human hope.

Present human decadence proves a need for similar action.

Already the ancient organization of Knights have been re-activated to save society.

Any man of high ideas who wishes to help save civilization is invited to become a member of the Knights of the Golden Trail, whose only vows are the Ten Commandments.

Chateau Laroche is the World headquarters of this organization, started in 1927.
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  • We live in Mason, OH, and been in the area for 34 years, but never made it out here. Sure should have! It was interesting to hear the history behind the castle and to see what basically one man...  more »
  • Unique hand-built castle in Ohio! The entire grounds has a wonderful medieval feel to the place, including the stepped hillside gardens. The curators are friendly and knowledgeable. Includes sword room, domed bedroom, library, armor room, among other areas. No sir conditioning, so the upper floors can get we're warm, and the narrow spiraling stone stairs and passages make for a challenge when there are a lot of visitors. Overall, a reasonably priced and fascinating attraction that's worth seeing!
  • Who doesn't want to visit a castle? I visited a few times when I was very young and decided to take my child recently. Many parts were closed off, however there is still plenty to see. The Dungeon was disappointing (only a small area was open with the other doors locked). The second floor had more rooms available with documents, swords, daggers, and armor available to view as well as a small balcony that overlooks the river. There is a stairway to a viewing area of the roof that only a few people can see at a time. Please wait until other people finish and are down before climbing. All of the stairs are narrow and steep. Outside, the garden has multiple levels with hidden nooks for sitting in the shade. My visit took place on a fairly warm day and it was humid inside. This is a castle (with no A/C). 😁 Keep that in mind when planning your trip. The street to get there is very steep and curvy: I have never driven it in snow or ice but imagine it would be difficult. Overall: Great place for families but not wheelchair accessible and the stairs may be difficult to climb. A lot of history here for adults but enough to keep a toddler interested as well. Many beautiful places for photos!

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