Monday, December 1, 2014

Kansas Road Trip 2014: Kansas City Sauer Castle

Sauer Castle in Kansas City is on the historic registry and some even say its haunted, so we couldn't pass up the chance to go look for ourselves. And looking is about all you can do since the property is closed to the public and there are no tours. The "castle" was built in the 19th century and still looks pretty cool today even though it has fallen into serious disrepair. We read online about some recent thefts and even a few efforts to restore the castle, but when we drove by it appeared completely vacant. There are a lot of ghost stories online but most of them seem to be more local legend than fact. As far as we can find online no credible ghost investigators have been allowed inside so there is mainly a lot of speculation. Joe found out about Sauer Castle doing online research about haunted places in Kansas City so don't be surprised if you see it pop up in your searches. Sauer Castle is located in a pretty isolated little area near Rosedale between interstate 35 and the Kansas River, and the hills and winding roads added a lot of anticipation to an adventure that ended with Sauer Castle behind a tall fence full of no trespassing signs, so we took a couple pictures from the street with astonishingly the same view as most of the other pictures you'll find online. We had a lot of fun exploring it though, which is something we like to do a lot at Josh and Joe Travels!