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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Good one day trip

Interesting and unique place to visit for a one day get away. The guide was humorous and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Palm Beach
via mobile
Life is too short to waste it here.

For nearly sixty bucks we went to have a look at this, this is nearly three hours of my life I will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hove, United Kingdom
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Visit the home, galleries and workshop of internationally renowned artist Howard Solomon. Tour the Castle, walk our beautiful nature trails and enjoy a delightful lunch at the Boat in the Moat Restaurant. Spend the day!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting and unique place to visit for a one day get away. The guide was humorous and knowledgeable about the history of the creator of this exhibit. Worth the time to experience this.

Thank Tomeppa
Reviewed 4 days ago

For nearly sixty bucks we went to have a look at this, this is nearly three hours of my life I will never get back. The art reminds me of a college woodwork shop. The tour guide has a script littered with pointless kindergarten puns...More

Thank defendersv
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun family visit. I would not recommend for children 5 and under. Very interesting artwork and history of the castle.

Thank mdlhawks22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I went, I thought I was going to see a castle, but it's more like seeing the "art" that Howard Solomon created. It would have been fine to walk through on your own. But listening to the tour guide with the corny stories, was...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One man transformed this isolated area into a tourist attraction. The man had an imagination and skill that are truly exceptional. The food served in the moat was plentiful and tasty and they also offered economical souvenirs. I visited the castle with a large good...More

Thank Grady M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy creativity and corny-ness it is a place to go. It is Old Florida in a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" kind of way. We were laughing - groaning?- at terrible puns by the guide throughout the tour of the castle. Not for...More

Thank Pennypb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do, and somehow found out about Solomon's Castle. It was about a 90 minute drive from Tampa, and completely worth it. It's great to see one man's genius and passion, as well as a few collections from other like-minded...More

Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've wanted to go to Solomon's Castle for a long time, and finally made it there. We were not disappointed. The quirky and prolifically creative Mr. Solomon passed away in August, but the tour guides still use his hilariously corny script along the tour. Tickets...More

1  Thank DaisyBoomBoom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to visit Solomon's Castle for years, but just now got around to it. About an hour and a half drive from our home in Venice along a maze of secondary roads. Luckily, the GPS was infallible. My grandsons, age 15 and...More

Thank jerry t
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Solomon's Castle is a rare treasure in a place you wouldn't expect. Like the winding drive leading to a grand country estate, such is the reveal of the late Howard Solomon's majestic castle home. As you enter the gates and turn the corner, you'll swear...More

1  Thank Tim S
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Penny S
10 June 2017|
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Response from Penny F | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call or not sure if on a website.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Stewart G | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a hour for the Castle but they have a part separate from the castle with old cars and other things he built that is extra. It all depends on the size of your group and other people there. The mote u can eat... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
Check with them for hours (online or by phone) - though I see now another reviewer has posted the hours from their site. As for location, nearby is the vast expanse of Myakka River State Park (my favorite destination for... More