In 2016 we opened our gates as a first-class event venue. Nestled less than one mile from Interstate 55 and historic Route 66 in Lexington, IL is Castle Gardens, a truly unique estate. On the National Register of Historic Places the D.H. VandolahCastle is the back drop to a one of kind experience in Central IL. Our estate with its over 30 acres of gardens, rolling prairies and hundred of various oak trees is available for your exclusive use. Located in Castle Gardens is the C & M Carousel, the only downstate antique Allen Herschell 36-horse carousel. The B & W Railroad, an MTC 36 passenger train with nearly 2 miles of track, also calls Castle Gardens home. Curious to check us out? We are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.