Fountain City, Wisconsin: The Rock in the House

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Address:
440 North Shore Drive, Fountain City, WI
Directions:
North edge of town. On the inland side of Hwy 35/North Shore Drive, about a half-mile north of its intersection with Hwy 95/North St. Look for the little sign.
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Rock in the House.

The Rock in the House

A 55-ton boulder rolled down a cliff and smashed into a house, and an unnatural tourist attraction was born.

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The Rock in the House

While the house is still there, visitors are no longer allowed inside. The owners have put a sign on the door saying visits have ended because someone stole the pay box and trashed the place. A sad ending to Rock in the House tours. However you are still able to view the rock from the backyard.

[LamFam, 07/23/2021]

Rock in the House.

Rock in the House

Rock in the House is still going strong. On a recent weekend trip I pulled into the small lot as the rest of the family rolled their collective eyes. As it turned out, the kids all thought it was pretty cool, and a highlight of the trip.

They have a locked box as you go in, and request a $2/person admission fee.

[Lenny J., 09/12/2011]
Rock in the House

Rock in the House is a small house under a hill where a giant rock smashed in the house. No one was hurt, but the lady who owned the house sold it to some entrepeneurs who now have made it a semi-major tourist attraction. For dollar you can get a personal tour of the house. There are also such oddities as a squished chainsaw and cans solidly stuck to a squished lawn chair. The place is right on the main street and close to the Mississippi River. A MUST SEE!!!

[TINpinkey, 03/26/1998]

The Rock in the House has been on the attraction map since April 1995, when a 55-ton boulder broke loose and rolled into the Anderson family's master bedroom at 40 North Shore Drive. The name of the place is a friendly nod to Wisconsin neighbor House on the Rock.


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