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The House on the Rock, Spring Green

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An engineering feat, the architecture of The House on the Rock integrates each room into and around a tower of rock. "The Infinity Room" extends 66 m (218 ft) without any supports underneath for its 3,000-plus windows. The house began as a vision of the owner, Alex Jordan, in 1945, and additions were made to the original house over the years. Jordan's curious collections complement the quirky architecture. You'll spot a re-creation of an early 20th-century American town, plus a giant sculpture of a sea creature. Put a coin in to hear and see the automaton room of instruments in action. To visit The House on the Rock and other attractions in Spring Green, use our Spring Green trip builder site.
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  • We travel through Wisconsin quite a bit and finally decided to stop at the House on the Rock. We visited in October so wasn't very busy. It truly was a huge museum with a fantastic carousel and... 
    We travel through Wisconsin quite a bit and finally decided to stop at the House on the Rock. We visited in October so wasn't very busy. It truly was a huge museum with a fantastic carousel and...  more »
  • This was on my Bucket List for years, so I decided to follow through and see this bizarre and amazing place. House on the Rock is an extremely interesting nugget of American History. It's part... 
    This was on my Bucket List for years, so I decided to follow through and see this bizarre and amazing place. House on the Rock is an extremely interesting nugget of American History. It's part...  more »
  • This place is well worth a visit! This was our 2nd time here (1st time was about 20yrs ago) and it was still amazing to see all the various collections. It reminds me of American Treasure Tour... 
    This place is well worth a visit! This was our 2nd time here (1st time was about 20yrs ago) and it was still amazing to see all the various collections. It reminds me of American Treasure Tour...  more »
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  • This is such a unique place to visit, both the home and the other buildings. The original house is full of interesting architecture and a mix of interior design elements I haven't seen combined like this anywhere else. The other sections host a variety of collections, giant automated musical performance displays, whimsical scenery, and a lot of near-magical surprises. Like my personal favorite since I was little, the indoor carousel. If you want to see all three sections arrive at least 3 hours before closing time.
  • This is truly a once and a life time experience. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s weird, yes, but it’s unique and interesting. It’s a lot of walking, but I made it through with not many problems. As someone who has a hard time walking due to health problems it wasn’t too bad until the end. I was very tired as I went through the last few rooms but it was so worth it. My favorite exhibits were the heritage of the sea, the carousel, the tribute to nostalgia, and the music of yesterday. We also met some cool and nice people during our time there :) If you are staying in the area overnight I recommend the House on the Rock Resort. It’s beautiful, nice rooms, and a cute little gift shop. We stayed 2 nights and visited some cool shops and enjoyed the nature and scenery. This was an amazing experience.
  • Great place to check out with lots of unique items and things all collected and put in one location for everyone to see. Highlights of the trip would probably include the whale, the carousel, the infinity room,(provided you don't mind heights) the Japanese garden, as well as other rooms with many treasures to be seen, and it is even worth your while to check out the bathrooms on your way though as some have hidden treasures as well that are easily missed. Only bad thing is a very large museum and requires a lot of walking, so plan on almost a full day on your feet if you want to see it all!
  • I don’t know where to start…fortunately you will because there’s plenty of signage! Amazing place, a must see when in the area. By far the most interesting attraction in Wisconsin! Just be sure to give yourself at least 6 hours to see and enjoy. There are a few cafe areas, one was open, which is nice since we were 3 hours in and only halfway through. Definitely take your time, soak it all in!
  • Amazing experience to learn about the creator and original owner. It's even more jaw dropping to see what he has amassed over the years. He collects items from multiple different cultures and across all sorts of time periods. There are tokens you can purchase and use to interact with various parts of the house. I recommend purchasing tickets for all parts of the house and allocating at least 4-5 hours if you want to see everything reasonably / not rushed.

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