Ona, Florida: Solomon's Castle

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4588 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL
90 min. from Tampa: near Bradenton, exit at St. Rd. 64 and turn E; 30 mi. later, turn S at County Rd 665, go 9 miles.
Tu-F 10-4, Sa-Su 11-4. Closed Aug-Sept. (Call to verify)
Adults $12.50
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Solomon's Castle
One man's obsessive labor of medieval construction -- an American castle in the Florida swamps. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Solomon's Castle

Mr. Solomon passed away in 2016 at the age of 81. Our guide informed us that her tour was scripted by Mr. Solomon, so the giggles and some groans remain included in the price of the tour. Mr. Solomon's daughter and son-in-law live on the property.

[Kathy & Ron - New Year 2020, 01/04/2020]

Galleon restaurant.

Solomon's Castle

Solomon's Castle is a fun and unusual trip. Thoroughly enjoyable and the restaurant is awesome!

[Patty, 03/26/2015]

The restaurant, The Boat in the Moat, was designed by Howard Solomon to resemble a Spanish Galleon (with attached lighthouse). Open Tu-Su 11-4. NO credit cards.

Solomon's Castle

Fascinated by this quirky place. Don't miss the 90 stained glass windows, the boat in the moat, and the Alishmo. Had a delicious salad and the best apple crisp ever at the restaurant.

[Traveling Girl, 04/29/2011]
Solomon's Castle - Talk to Solomon

Love Solomon's Castle! His collection of art is interesting and unusual. The castle is extra special because Solomon is a born "recycler," and was using recycled objects before it was popular to do so. He is also fun to talk to and has a great personality.

[Mary, 07/30/2010]

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