The "palace" at left, "castle" at right. Notice the old aqueduct in the right foreground.
For years, Junction City, Kansas' most fascinating attraction was in the back yard of Don and Glenda Kracht. For over 20 years, Don built a castle and moat in his backyard. It was still a few years away from being finished when these photos were taken in 2006, but it was quite impressive. There are bridges, turrets, a bell tower, fireplace, hot tub, waterfall, fountains, cannons and a dungeon. There is even more than you see in these photos. Much of the stone came from a home that was built from local limestone in the 1920s.
For man years the Kracht Castle was open by appointment, but as of 2014, the public is no longer invited and it may be viewed only from the road.
copyright 2006-2016 by Keith Stokes