When people think about the United States, and the Southwest in particular, they don’t really think about there being any castles. However, the southwestern region of the country has several “castles” that are not only interesting to see but also have their own unique and fascinating stories. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Mollohan Castle

Mollohan Castle

Mollohan Castle, located just 10 minutes from the city center of Tucson, is surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The castle offers vacation retreats and is also a party venue.

The patios and decks of the castle offer guests spectacular panoramic views of Tucson and the surrounding mountain ranges. Mollohan Castles features several bedrooms, outdoor futons, a family kitchen, a washing machine, a gas grill, and a pool table.

There is also a trail starting behind the property for hiking, biking, and horse riding.

1939 W Mollohan Dr, Tucson, AZ 85746, Phone: 520-908-0910

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

The Montezuma Castle National Monument offers visitors a chance to view one of North America’s best-preserved cliff dwellings, offering a look into the windows of the land’s past.

This 20-room dwelling was built into a tall limestone cliff and shares a story of survival, ingenuity, and prosperity within the harsh landscape of the desert. Montezuma Castle was made one of the first National Monuments of the United States in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

The monument is a legacy of the area’s Sinagua people. Even after their departure 600 years ago, the Sinagua still inspire those who come to see the cliff dwellings. More info

2800 Montezuma Castle Highway, Camp Verde, AZ 86322, Phone: 928-567-3322


The Ashley Castle

The Ashley Castle

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The Ashley Castle in Chandler is a stately and beautiful English-style castle. Guests can plan a romantic wedding or an event. Guests can enjoy impressive outdoor garden rooms of the grounds and enter an elegant kingdom once they step through the antique doors of the castle. The castle is decorated with stunning treasures from Europe as well as fine linens and rich textures. While the main feature of the grounds is the splendid castle building itself, the outdoor gardens are particularly beautiful, and the driveway includes a charming fountain. The Ashley Castle hosts many special events, such as wedding, birthdays, and corporate events. Things to do in Chandler

1300 S. Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, Phone: 480-857-8030


Tovrea at Carraro Heights

Tovrea at Carraro Heights

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is considered to be a desert gem. For 90 years, the castle has intrigued locals and visitors alike in the Valley of the Sun. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the castle is four stories tall and is 5,000 square feet of architectural wonder. The groomed cactus gardens and natural flora of the Sonoran Desert cascade from Tovrea Castle. The castle can only be explored on a tour, and it’s advised to buy tickets as soon as possible before a visit as they often sell out months in advance. Things to do in Phoenix

5025 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008, Phone: 602-256-3221, (website link)


From a stone castle built into a cliffside by hand to an elegant castle estate, there is a wide range of castles to be found in the state of Arizona as well as castles of interest to just about every visitor to the American Southwest.

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