House on the Rock

The house on the rock is a really neat tourist attraction in Wisconsin. It has been open since the 1940s and it was created by a man named Alex Jordan. We saw some of the most unusual and whimsical attractions that you would think only existed in a storybook. It was really like stepping into another world for the day. The nice thing about this attraction is that it’s open year round. We chose the ultimate experience which included all of the attractions, and I must say it was a bit too much for one day. My feet were on fire by the end of the day. I was wearing sandals which was a huge mistake. Wear comfortable sneakers if you are going here, your feet will thank you. I feel like you really can’t enjoy everything the place has to offer in one day, because towards the end we were so tired we couldn’t wait to be done. I would recommend going in the summertime so that you can enjoy the outdoor gardens. When they said it would take several hours to tour the entire place I was thinking maybe if we moved at a snail’s pace, but boy was I wrong this place was massive!

One of my favorite parts of the museum was the infinity room. I was a little skeptical walking out on a 218 foot long projection considering when it was built, but it was definitely worth it because the views were amazing.  They had many automated music machines and I had never seen anything quite like that.  It was a little spooky, like the place was haunted and the instruments were playing themselves. Another one of my favorite attractions was the carousel! It is actually the world’s largest and it didn’t have your typical horses, but instead mythical creatures and exotic animals. Outside of the museum stood these giant flower pots with dragons on them. I absolutely loved these they made for some great pictures. Some of the other exhibits I really enjoyed were the early 20th century America, the nautical exhibit, the Japanese exhibit, and the WWII exhibit. There were many more exhibits,  but those were my favorites.

My only complaint about this place would have to be the dust. I am very sensitive to dust due to my allergies and the place was extremely dusty. That being said, the place is massive so I’m not sure how they would keep up with all the dusting. If you’re like me and have bad allergies or asthma,  I must say I don’t recommend this place for you. If you don’t struggle with either of those issues this would be a great place to visit. Definitely one of those things you want to see at least once in your lifetime. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you for reading!

xoxo

~Tanja~

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