This destination in Missouri maybe be romantic, but it comes with a tragic past that includes one of Missouri's first automobile accident death on record.

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Tripsavvy just named the Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of the most romantic places in the U.S., but the castle that remains on the land has an interesting past. Built by a businessman named Robert Snider in 1905 he claimed that once he saw the land he was instantly in love with the views. Why wouldn't you, the castle sits on one of the best spots on the lake with amazing 360 views.

However, even with the views and hikes, and trails you can take I am not sure you would want to bring your significant other to this portion of Ha Ha Tonka State Park. The story goes that before the castle was complete Snider died in an automobile accident, one of the very first in Missouro's history. He never got to see his stunning castles complete. When it was finally completed his sons turned it into a total and in 1942 a fire overtook the castle and all that remains now are the walls.

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So, yes, this state park is romantic for the views, sites, and even a once-stunning castle. Not sure if this particular area of the park is the right fit for a romantic getaway. Or maybe it is for those who enjoy history and seeing a castle.

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