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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Great for a day trip

We were looking for something to do, and somehow found out about Solomon's Castle. It was about a... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Tampa, Florida
Quirky fun in Old Florida

We've wanted to go to Solomon's Castle for a long time, and finally made it there. We were not... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Sarasota, Florida
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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 28 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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 18 June 2017 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

2  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We took the guided tour of this castle constructed by an artist using re-purposed materials. We saw his living quarters and the castle was also filled with all kinds of quirky artwork - pictures and sculptures - made of wood and repurposed metal. The tour...More

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This castle is a nice drive in the country from any larger city in Florida. The creator of this amazing castle was an artist, painter, and all around quirky guy. There are knowledgeable tour guides that take you through the castle giving insight to all...More

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Soloman's Castle is just that, a castle, but that's where the similarity stops. Once inside you are treated to a tour of Soloman's museum where he has displayed all his funky art. It is very interesting and entertaining. Allow time for lunch at their outdoor...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Solomon's Castle is a must see opportunity. Howard Solomon was a sculptor, painter, author and builder of Castles. His art is outstanding. The Boat in the Moat Restaurant features home made food at a very reasonable price. The tour of the Castle and his car...More

Thank ddwaller1
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Nice destination to ride to from Orlando A lot of cool stuff in the castle the tour guide was very knowledgeable but the restaurant had A lot to be desired I had their chicken salad with honey mustard dressing that was straight yellow mustard did...More

Thank steve n
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to have lunch and enjoy the wit and genius mind if a true artist (of all types of media and subject matter). 👍 The entire time, I kept saying, "our brother would LOVE this!" There was a 10 year old...More

Thank LorenaFmOrlando
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jim s
30 July 2017|
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Response from 555loveflorida | Reviewed this property |
When we went last year, it was cash only. Something to keep in mind.
29 July 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant and grounds are Pet friendly, not sure about Castle..
Adeline S
28 July 2017|
Response from AlaneSolomon | Property representative |
Yes, we have wheel chairs at no charge. We have 3 of them.