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Whimzey Bowling Ball House

1206 3rd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3449
+1 727-725-4018
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We like interesting things, so naturally we had to see this. It’s very artsy and unique. However it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angeladohair
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Unique

Brought a friend to see this one-of-a-kind home. Nearby homes are "decorating" in the same style... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Nancy K
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Whimzey is the home of Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda and is a multi-colored, ever evolving, fantasmagorical gingerbread cottage and studio. Whimsical yard art, 800 bowling balls border the flowerbeds and mosaic sidewalks lead you thru the gardens. Jester sculptures greet you and your senses are treated to magic every turn you make. Bring a camera to capture the awe you will not want to forget.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“one of a kind” (4 reviews)
“stained glass” (2 reviews)
“fun house” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1206 3rd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3449
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+1 727-725-4018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like interesting things, so naturally we had to see this. It’s very artsy and unique. However it needs a little clean up. The area was looking ran down almost as though no one lived there. It’s a must see if you are in the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Brought a friend to see this one-of-a-kind home. Nearby homes are "decorating" in the same style now, making it well worth the trip!

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Drive up Main St beyond railway crossing, turn right at 12 St N and on corner with Okeechobee St you’ll see this crazy/oddball home completed overdecorated with funkiness. There’s a couple of similar places opposite but this is the real deal - if you like...More

1  Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Whimzey Bowling Ball House is something to see when visiting charming Safety Harbor. With many local artisans in the area, the Whimzey house is a showcase of sorts for some of these artists. Stop in and check out the whimzey.

2  Thank Windi G
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Owner owns the Safety Harbor Arts Center, off 2nd St. it’s a glass menagerie, as you are greeted by a large painted elephant. Music, poetry slam, art store, gallery, VERY friendly crowd. Love it!

1  Thank mariaaba
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A must-go place when in the Tampa Bay Area. I wish there were more places like this to go to...whimsical, artsy, creative.

1  Thank youcancanoe
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I took my grandchildren to see this place after reading about it online and was so glad I did. It was so cool and the kids Loved it as much as I did. It is a Must See!

2  Thank swbgal
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

One man in our group put it best, "It gave me goosebumps" because of the amount of creativity that is packed into every nook and cranny of the house and gardens. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this place is a bounty...More

3  Thank melfisc
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a treat to see ecliptic art in one location. Truly artistic and fun to stroll through the grounds & buildings. We loved the artistic value of the founding artists! Well worth the stop if you’re in the area.

Thank Rita43077
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am a local and always take out of town guests to see this colorful and lovingly elaborate property. I had visitors from out of town last week and took them to see Whimzey, Casa Loco (across the street), and also the SHAMc building downtown....More

2  Thank cleo1967
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Clifford M
16 July 2016|
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Response from OHpink2 | Reviewed this property |
Daytime hours are best. Sometimes there are home tours for fundraisers but this is the artists home , so is not open to the public most times. Well worth the time to visit.
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