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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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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 5 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
Not Disney!

I have been meaning to visit Solomon's Castle for years, but just now got around to it. About an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jerry t
Venice, 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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was taken there by a friend , Julie, who was a friend of Howard's, she was an artist herself and a very interesting Lady from New Zealand. I am not at all artistic but the castle was so interesting, not my usual attraction but...More

Thank MyraC69406192
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Penny S
Is the castle and restaurant pet friendly?
9 June 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the outdoor seating at the restaurant is pet friendly...
About how long does the tour last?
22 May 2017|
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Response from Stewart G | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a hour for the Castle but they have a part separate from the castle with old cars and other things he built that is extra. It all depends on the size of your group and other people there. The mote u can eat... More
Other things to do in the area of Solomon's castle and are you open Sat. April 15th?
7 April 2017|
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Response from judyflootman | Reviewed this property |
It's in the middle of BFE, if you know what I mean, which is one of the reasons I love going there. But there is a pioneer settlement on the way there. I'm sorry, but I can neither remember the name nor find it on google... More