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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Worth the trip

First, bring cash, there is a ATM in the gift shop. Everything is cash. We took the castle and car... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Tom G
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Florida
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Interesting place

Love this place and the $10 charge for the tour is worth it, I love the fact all of his art and... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“day trip” (41 reviews)
“his creations” (10 reviews)
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4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
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+1 863-494-6077
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"recycled materials"
in 24 reviews
"day trip"
in 41 reviews
"his creations"
in 10 reviews
"the chicken pot pie"
in 6 reviews
"whimsical art"
in 6 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 13 reviews
"orange groves"
in 12 reviews
"tour guide"
in 31 reviews
"living quarters"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 21 reviews
"antique cars"
in 8 reviews
"chocolate house"
in 6 reviews
"back roads"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 26 reviews
"central florida"
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"amazing artist"
in 5 reviews
"nature trail"
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

First, bring cash, there is a ATM in the gift shop. Everything is cash. We took the castle and car museum tour. They have guides, don't think you can just wander around the museums. Restaurant has good food, eat there because there is no other...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place and the $10 charge for the tour is worth it, I love the fact all of his art and sculptures are created from things others have thrown out. Don't miss home cooked meals at the boat in the moat also

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I were looking for a relative short day trip near Tampa and ran across Solomon's Castle on a web site. We decided to go, and both kept an open mind, because we really didn't expect much. Boy, were we wrong! What a...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Truly enjoyed out visit to Solomon's Castle. A quirky kind of tour of a quirky place. Amazing sculptures, and stained glass. The food at the restaurant was good. If I had a complaint it would be that the tour itself is short and guided. I...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while driving the back roads of Florida. My wife and I took the full tour figuring “when in Rome”. The story of the Artist and how his pieces came about were entertaining and interesting. They have a restaurant on the property...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

My wife and I visited Solomon’s Castle and were more than pleasantly surprised. First, we thought we would be 2 of only a handful of people. Boy, were we wrong. We got there shortly after opening to find a pretty good crowd. Over the next...More

2  Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Unbelievable. Out in the middle of nowhere. Thought we'd be the only people there on a Wednesday. Many visitors already there when we arrived. Mr.Solomon had a very different way of viewing the world creating art out of everyone else's junk, plus he obviously had...More

1  Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous country ride (make sure you have gas). On site restaurant was fabulous! We had already had lunch but the table next to us had some amazing sandwiches. We ordered coffee and desserts. The apple pie and the chocolate cherrry cake- wonderful. Homemade and amazing....More

1  Thank 924gina
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Went to Solomon's Castle today. This place is a DO NOT MISS if you are in SW Florida. There are no words to describe this awesome place..We got to meet Solomans neighbors and mom who help keep the castle going and the Castle would not...More

1  Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a must see place! Words can not tell you enough to go visit and enjoy this master piece created by so much junk, (literally). Junk that turned this place into a beautiful masterpiece, who would have thunk it. Mr. Solomon was a true...More

1  Thank Raquel-Roc W
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Patricia F
29 April 2018|
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Response from rainey9182017 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know about the B/B part. It is best to ask the owners and check out the room.
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Patricia F
29 April 2018|
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Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
This is a bit away from much of anything, and it’s not an all day attraction. There are no accommodations on the property.
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bjhernandez05
18 March 2018|
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Response from JLDC | Reviewed this property |
$12.50 castle, $10.00 shop or combined $18.00. FYI $5.00 would be too much. Tourist trap. Save your money and time.
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