Monday, May 6, 2013

"House on the Rock" Wisconsin attraction

House on Deer Shelter Rock
The House on the Rock, a regional tourist attraction in southwest Wisconsin, is a complex of architecturally unique structures, rooms, streets, and gardens designed by Alex Jordan, Jr.

The "house" itself is atop Deer Shelter Rock, a column of rock approximately 60-feet tall, 70-feet by 200-feet on the top, which stands in a forest nearby. Additions were made to the original structure over the course of several decades.

Views of the Infinity Room of 'House on the Rock'
One of the most intriguing spaces is "The Infinity Room."  It juts out 218-feet from the house, without supports underneath. The room is said to have more than 3,000 windows" and is considered to have one of the best views in the world.

House on the Rock has three Sections ... way more than any one can see in a single RV Short Stop.
Section 1 - Includes the Gate House, the Original House, the Infinity Room, the Alex Jordan Center, the Japanese Garden and the Container Gardens.

Section 2 – Includes the Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, Heritage of the Sea,Tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation and the Carousel.

Section 3 – Includes the Carousel, the Organ Room, the Doll House Room, the Circus Room, the Galleries and the Doll Carousel Room.

Carousel at House on the Rock.
During the Regular Season (March 10-Nov. 13) all three self-guided sections are open.

During Christmas at the House on the Rock (Nov. 17-Jan. 2) St. Nick takes up residence in the House on the Rock. More than 6,000 collectibles of Old St. Nick visit The Attraction, decking the halls and adorning the walls throughout sections 1 and 2 (section 3 is closed).

Opened year round. Double check website for special events during the year.

The Ultimate Experience is a self-guided visit of all three sections of The House on the Rock.
Adult (age 18 and over) $29.95
Senior (age 65 and over) $26.50
Children (age 4-17) $15.95
Children (3 and under) FREE
Four (4) tokens are included with each paid full price adult and senior. Tokens can be used in music machines or redeemed in the gift shops or food outlets at the Attraction.

Ticket sales and admittance end one hour before closing time.


The House on the Rock
5754 State Road 23
Spring Green, WI 53533
800-334-5275 or 608-935-3639

Directions use MapQuest

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