We all grew up watching Disney movies featuring castles that sat tall in some far-off land. For many of us, the idea of actually visiting one always seemed farfetched, especially after living or growing up in the south. That is, until now. One of Oklahoma's most iconic state parks is actually home to abandoned castle ruins and after a long enough hike, you can explore them for yourself!

Turner Falls State Park in Davis, Oklahoma is not only home to Oklahoma's tallest waterfall, but, perhaps even more stunning, the abandoned ruins of Collings Castle.

Many tourists, as well as Oklahomans, visit the state park fully prepared to get stunning pictures beneath waterfalls and take refreshing hikes, but Collings Castle is a must-see before leaving.

The castle was built in the 1930s and from that number, we're able to tell just how old the remaining ruins are. When it comes to castles the older, the better.

While there's no exact address to follow on a GPS to get to the castle, it's pretty hard to miss once you're finally nearby. It sits high and beneath dense trees.

Exploring Turner Falls for long enough will take you places you've never been before, no matter how many times you've visited.

Or, just listen out for Rapunzel's cries for help.

Turner Falls is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to give visitors plenty of time to explore the grounds.

Admission into the park is $3 to $12 depending on age or the time of year you're visiting.

Visiting Collings Castle is no additional charge, the only "payment" you'll have to give is your time, as it might take a while to find it.

Be sure to take some gorgeous photos while you're here, who knows when you'll get to see a castle again.

Collings Castle

Price: $3 - $12 (included in Turner Falls Park admission)

Address: Highway 77 S, Davis, OK

Why You Need To Go: Exploring a castle after a long hike is the cherry on top of a magical day.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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