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“Bring Lots of Tokens on the Tour”
Review of House on the Rock

House on the Rock
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Owner description: You have to walk on a ramp through the treetops to reach the entrance of this remarkable house, built in the 1940s.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a difficult place to describe. You enter on a covered walkway and looking over the side, you see more of what you think are walkways. They turn out to be tunnels leading to rooms through more tunnels into more rooms and so on. The place is HUGE! Every turn opens up on more surprises. There is an incredible collection of calliopes that you can play with tokens you can buy. They were fascinating to see and hear. This is an amazing eclectic collection of stuff. There’s a little bit of everything-some of it jaw dropping. A normal person would be labeled a hoarder. But because this guy had the space and money for his stuff, he’s called a collector. They need to hand out brochures describing the collections or put more descriptions in front of the stuff. You are left to guess at too much of the stuff. The charge to explore this place is high and mobility impaired guests might have problems.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

House on the Rock is a "must see" attraction for everyone, all ages. My husband and I first visited this place 20 years ago. I have to admit, it was over whelming mostly because we did not allow enough time. About a month ago we brought our 18 year old son with us because everyone should come to House on the Rock at least once in your life. There are several large buildings, the House itself and outdoor areas to explore, my son loved it.
The gate house and house are very unique, built on a rock and utilizing the rock formations in a way that is amazing to think about. The attraction is also a collection of just about anything and everything you could possibly believe. Some highlights are a carousel, a giant whale and musical automatons. There is a place to eat and get off your feet and have an ice cream cone. You will need to take a little break due to a good amount of walking. Enjoy the Japanese garden and souvenir stores. Wear comfortable shoes and a camera to take a lot of photos.

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

You are not told there is so much walking. It is insane and amazing to view. Plan a long tour. We did 3 hours. Could have done 4-5. Crazy place. Well worth it.

Thank Denise Y
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Wisconsin most of my life and have never visited here. Why? This place is incredible. Set in a picturesque location, one gets to see the eclecticism of Alex Jordan. He collected everything known to man, it seems, and it is all set up to view in this amazing home. There are 3 sections to the house, and I would recommend seeing them all. Definitely plan to spend most of the day here; there is is a lot to take in. Don't miss the gardens either!

Thank HikerEllie
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Before we headed to visit The House on the Rock, we did not know what to expect. We were expecting a great view and a gift shop. But we got lot more this is wonderful collection of most usual artifacts on a most beautiful location with stunning view. The total self guided tour can take 3-4 hours so plan accordingly. You could visit just one room and spend couple hours, look at amazing collection of oriental art, learn about the creator Alex Jordon and walk through The Infinity Room extending an unsupported
length of 218 feet and soaring 156 feet above the valley floor. Other rooms have music machines, dolls, doll houses, and much more.
Plan ahead go early as possible and make a full day event.

Thank Kiran V
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