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Address: 4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
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+1 863-494-6077
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Visit the home, galleries and workshop of internationally renowned artist...

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!

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3-D Art

Very interesting place, perfect & inspirational for found-art enthusiast. I just wish I could have spent more time viewing the pieces - Lots to see but the rooms are small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
BJDel
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place, perfect & inspirational for found-art enthusiast. I just wish I could have spent more time viewing the pieces - Lots to see but the rooms are small, loaded with pieces, but shared space with 10+. The restaurant was great, as we sat outside under the spreading oaks, enjoying our delicious sandwiches & drinks. All activities require cash,... More 

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Thank BJDel
AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you, it sounds like you had a nice day! We appreciate the great review. Thanks again! Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go see what one man can accomplish!!!! This place is a bunch of things all rolled into one. A great tour, alotta quirky art, and a very unusual display of a man's life and vision of the world. Too much stuff to go into. There is also a very good restaurant here. And a gift shop. All... More 

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Thank Ken S
AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are grateful, it all helps keep Dad's legacy alive. It sounds like you had a good time and we hope you'll be back soon. Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Venice, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a great place to spend a day if you're in the area. There are so many amazing creations that I think it may take another visit to see some of the things we missed. The restaurant is located on a boat in the water. The food is excellent. Be advised, this is a CASH only place.

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Thank 555loveflorida
AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you, we are glad you had a gret time and grateful for your kind review. Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Sarasota, Florida
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83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had really wanted to get out there, but I was always hesitant on the drive and not knowing if it was going to be worth the trip. It turned out that it was worth the trip and it wasn't a bad drive from Sarasota. When my husband and I got there, we really didn't know what to expect. You... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

We are so blessed to have visitors like you, thank you for the great review! We are always happy when guests understand who Dad was, his creative genius, his upscaling, his environmental heart! He left quite a legacy! Thank you, Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Chicago, Illinois
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2,452 reviews
984 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,564 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes Solomon's Castle to change your mind. My wife and I were on vacation in Florida when we heard about this one-of-a-kind tourist attraction. Located in Ona, Florida, north of Arcadia and east of Bradenton, Solomon's Castle is a hand-built medieval castle complete with a moat standing in the middle of... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous review! The Legacy of Howard lives on! Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Orlando, Florida
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, maybe a 5 rating is a small step to far, but I have to admit, really like this place. It’s a great day trip destination and, you will notice, a favorite destination of many motorcycle clubs. One reason is the location away from the usual tourist destinations along the coast. You have to travel on scenic secondary roads, toward... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments! Sounds like you had a great visit and it is a beautiful ride away from the city. Thank you for spreading the word. Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Lakeland, Florida
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place not to miss it is tucked off the grid but so worth looking for it . There is a story in every inch of this place all you need to do is get there. Get away from the entertainment parks to this work of art. Young and opl all in between.

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope you had a great day! Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the castle about 15 years ago and so enjoyed the tour of this unique, whimsical home/museum built by Howard Solomon. I was sad to hear he had passed, we lost an exceptional artist and inventor. I didn't think anyone could weave those tales and give the corny, comical insights associated with the art pieces as well as Howard... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

We are doing our best to carry on Dad's tremendous legacy! Thank you for your generous review! Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had heard about this place before and unfortunately didn't make it there until this year, 5 months after Howard passed away. Some may not value his work or mind, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I believe Solomon's Castle is worth the drive and time. I recommend getting there first thing (11 am) to beat the crowds.... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review. We are always happy when someone understands Dad's work! Thank you, Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I toured this with a group and must admit the creator was one of a kind. He worked as a cabinet maker, and live in the Bahamas making things but his creativity really knew no bounds. He built his aluminum castle and a boat in a moat among other buildings over many years. Some of his art work is on... More 

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AlaneSolomon, Owner at Solomon's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complimentary and detailed review! Alane Solomon Howard's Daughter More 

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