Bartow, Florida: The Wonder House

Eccentric private mansion built at the height of the 1920s Florida real estate bubble, then became a tourist attraction from 1934 to 1963. The current owner is giving tours to help fund its restoration.

Address:
1075 Mann Rd, Bartow, FL
Directions:
South end of town. From US-98/S. Holland Pkwy turn east at the gas station (no stoplight) onto E. Mann Rd. Drive five blocks. The Wonder House will be on the left, set back from the road. If you turn left down tiny El Paso Trail, you can see the house on the right.
Hours:
Tours by online appt only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
$25 cash only
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The Wonder House.

The Wonder House

Conrad Schuck began construction of Wonder House in 1926 without power tools or blueprints. It's four stories of concrete reinforced with railroad ties. It features a 21-foot rotary cabinet and a bathtub big enough for an elephant. It is in the progress of restoration. Tours are available through online reservations.

[Vicki Keefe, 08/15/2020]

This eccentric private mansion was built at the height of the 1920s Florida real estate bubble, and then became a tourist attraction from 1934 to 1963. The current owner is giving tours to help fund its restoration.


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