If you ever visit Madison, Wisconsin, or Wisconsin Dells, you really should work in an extra day to see The House on the Rock. This wonder of largess, excess, eccentricity, and uniqueness is something everyone should see at least once.
The House on the Rock is basically a collection gone wild. A collection of what, you may ask? A collection of most everything. Let’s see . . . there are
Burma Shave Signs
and about anything else you can think of.
The original “house” of the name has very unique architecture, including the Infinity Room, which extends unsupported out over the rock cliff.
The photo makes it look less scary than it really is. If you don’t like heights (like me), this is as far into Infinity as you’ll get.
Other features of The House on the Rock are a giant carousel, circus displays, and quarter-run machines throughout the complex that will strike up an artificial band, tell your fortune, or otherwise entertain you.
Concessions are located in the complex, as is a gift shop. The house is divided into three sections, and you can visit them in succession or at separate times. Just walking through the house with young children took us about three hours. You could easily spend more time there.
The House on the Rock is now open year-round, so make your plans now to visit this wonder. It’s one of those things you’ll never forget. The House on the Rock is located near Spring Green, Wisconsin, which is also home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.
Photo credits: minnemom on flickr.
Linda (minnemom) writes about family travel at Travels with Children.