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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Worth The Drive

Unbelievable. Out in the middle of nowhere. Thought we'd be the only people there on a Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynne S
Solomon’s castle

Fabulous country ride (make sure you have gas). On site restaurant was fabulous! We had already... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
924gina
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Lehigh Acres, 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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • 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"
in 14 reviews
"amazing artist"
in 5 reviews
"nature trail"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 17 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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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We have always enjoyed our visits to Solomon Castle. So much that we take all our visiting family and friends there too. It is so fun hearing them show over what they have just seen. Me Solomon was a magnificent man with a mind that...More

Thank rainey9182017
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Looks like a Castle, but in reality its a museum of Mr. Solomon's artistry. Every creation has a whimsical story or title. Each display of his work began in his mind with a "play on words" and a twist to show life from a different...More

Thank 727merlot
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Only a Northerner would buy Florida property before the rainy season. Howard Solomon turned 90 acres of swamp into a fun tourist attraction with his "castle", unique art work and very interesting antique car museum. If you want the Louvre, you won't find it in...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Solomon was extremely talented & very creative. Even though he has passed away, the staff were able to show us that he had a very witty personality. We were entertained throughout the tour. We enjoyed lunch in the boat. The food is very good. There...More

Thank LLSchuck
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a recent Saturday to Solomon's castle. If you are looking for a Biltmore type home, you will be sadly mistaken. If you want to know how the red-neck cousins lived, this is the place. The home itself is not very impressive. It...More

Thank lovefrancais
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

in the middle of the Florida swamp, Mr. Solomon built his castle from recycled JUNK. Every room was filled with pieces that he created. All types of statues, and odd looking pieces. made from car parts , pipes, chains etc. Truly an artist. as a...More

Thank Cheryl S
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bjhernandez05
17 March 2018|
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Response from Suzanne B |
Cash only. The Castle alone is $12.50. There is a second Gallery for an additional $10.00 or a package of $18.50.
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charlotte m
25 January 2018|
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Response from travelersfrommich | Reviewed this property |
There is one apartment sort of behind the castle proper. It is an efficiency-type, so I don't know about "overnight".
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Edward O
28 December 2017|
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Response from mgalex | Reviewed this property |
There is one small set of steps within the castle and to leave the castle but I am guessing they can make arrangements for another way to get around that if you contact them as there many doors. The restaurant and gift shop... More
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