Take a peek inside the castle on I-20 around the Thurber-Mingus area
Most people, myself included, who drive to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth area notice this castle sitting on the hill just above the New York Hill restaurant. What’s in the castle? Are there any dragons? Guys with swords guarding it? Well, now I know.
Of course, my imagination always takes me back to that old Monty Python movie, “Search for the Holy Grail,” which is one of the funniest movies of all time. However, Thurber Castle is not from this film.
But, it’s still just as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Known as gray stone castle, this royal estate is the centerpiece of a 6,000-acre ranch used for hunting, weddings and all sorts of other events. I tell you that this castle is very pretty!
The Thurber-Mingus region of Texas prospered as throngs of immigrants moved there to work in the railroad and coal mining industries. But, in the 1930s, the railroads abandoned the use of coal power, thus drying up all employment opportunities in the region.
So while Thurber may just be a ghost town, gray stone castle is thriving with the crowds that flock to the place for trophy hunts, fishing, and more.
Take a moment to look at some of the photos of Greystone Castle in the gallery below.
WATCH: Greystone Castle in Thurber-Mingus is exquisite
How cool would it be to walk through this castle? I would totally dress up as Skeletor from the He-Man series and visit the castle myself. Who is with me?