Spring Green, Wisconsin: House on the Rock

An amazing place that starts with a house on a rock, but includes sprawling galleries of music machines, a sea monster, and excess amounts of everything. Plays a key role in American Gods.

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House on the Rock men's lavatory.

House On The Rock

They sell beer halfway through! Other important notes: the whole thing is almost a three mile walk; you can spend unused tokens at the gift shop at the end; the bathrooms are also tarted up. Terrible. Awesome. Obsession and decay. Five stars.

[Geoff Gingerich, 07/23/2015]

Infinity Room.

House On The Rock

Only had time for section 1, which gives the historical background of The House On the Rock. Interesting piece of Americana, but wasn't worth the $50 we spent on our family of 5. Sections 2 and 3 must have had more interesting things to see, it should be one price for all 3 sections. Infinity room was fascinating and a bit scary because it moved, which is a part of its design.

[K Medina, 07/17/2013]

House on the Rock - Infinity Room.

House On The Rock

House on the Rock is a place you must see at least once in your lifetime. Very difficult to describe. Took all three tours. The Infinity Room section extends about 250 feet out. Also, it is an optical illusion that makes it look like it goes out much farther.

[Britt Marley, 12/20/2012]

House on the Rock flower royalty.

House on the Rock

One of the most amazing places I have ever been to. So many collections of so many different things. There are dozens, if not hundreds of mechanical musical devices, from simple player pianos to full orchestras (trombones, violins, etc). I ended up spending three hours there and could have spent more. Very interesting large pots of flowers on the drive up, and several very nice garden spots throughout. The place is so big it has water coolers dispersed throughout it and two restaurants (or three?).

Make sure you go into each bathroom; they each have a different theme, from Christmas, to a wall of pretty glass bottles, to a balcony full of "ladies" in very fancy dresses with a ball of flowers for their heads.

[Lesss23, 08/14/2012]

Unless House on the Rock has gone unisex, we're not sure if everyone can visit every bathroom, but it sounds like it would be worth a try.

House on the Rock

House on the Rock offers 3 pricey tours. The first tour is the lion share of the cost and is interesting and worthwhile.

For a small amount more you can take the other 2 tours, but don't. The 2nd and 3rd tour are endless treks past every strange thing you can imagine. The problem is, there are no descriptions. You almost never know if what you're looking at is real or fake. Some things are obviously fake (like the crowns of every monarch England has known), while most others make you wonder. This is a tourist trap with strategically placed food options.

[Jess Graves, 09/22/2010]

House on the Rock

5754 State Rd 23, Spring Green, WI
US Hwy 18 to Dodgeville, then turn north at the stoplight onto State Rd 23. Drive north 8.5 miles. You'll see the entrance on the left.
Summer daily 9-5, fewer days off-season. (Call to verify)
Admission from $15 to $30, depending on how much of the House you want to see.
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