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House on the Rock

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On the top of a massive natural rock chimney in Wisconsin perches a building known as the House on the Rock. The calm of the house’s exterior belies the noisy, nutty attractions within. The property is home to some true marvels (like the world’s largest indoor carousel) and some truly creepy collections (including the hundreds of mannequins with wings suspended from the ceilings), but it’s certainly never dull. It’s located in Wisconsin’s Wyoming Valley near Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin and other historic landmarks. There are certainly plenty of good reasons to visit the area!

The carousel alone is worth the price of admission, sporting 269 carousel animals, 182 lanterns, 20,000+ lights, and all those kooky mannequin angels. The house is the home to thousands of dolls and animatronics and self-playing instruments, oh, and a giant squid fighting a whale.

“For over 60 years, the House on the Rock has been a majestic work in progress. It began in 1945, when a man named Alex Jordan had a towering goal: to build a man-made retreat as awe-inspiring as the view from the rock upon which the house would eventually be built. From that spark of imagination, the House on the Rock has evolved to include displays and collections of the exotic, the unusual and the amazing that can be viewed as three separate tours.”

– About The House on the Rock

You can learn more about Wisconsin’s House on the Rock and it’s attached inn and resort on the attraction’s website.

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Carousel pieces. 🎠

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These guys. 🍍🤡 #creepyclown

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “House on the Rock

  1. Interesting but creepy.

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  2. OHHHHHHHHHHH this is everything. -swoon-

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  3. It also features in Neil Gaiman’s brilliant book “American Gods” and I believe the television show based on the novel also filmed scenes there. Very cool!

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  4. We went there in 2018 as part of a road trip and it was AH-MAY-ZING! It was bonkers and fascinating and compelling. The kids found it a bit overwhelming because every nook and cranny was crammed with stuff. It is absolutely worth the visit. I had thought to visit Taliesin but I have read many times that visits to FLW properties are not child-friendly and that some don’t permit kids at all so we went to House on the Rock. Zero regrets. Definitely the best choice for that day. It was one of the major highlights of that road trips for me.

    PS If you want to see photos of the Pictlings wandering about and collapsing from fatigue at House on the Rock, this is the link: https://pictinpa.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/road-trip-2018-2-house-on-the-rock/

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  5. Amazing. Beautiful. What a fun place. Would love to visit in person. Wish I had known about it when I was there some time ago. Hal

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