Had known about the House On The Rock for many years but had not visited it. Went today with my wife and three grandchildren. Price for two seniors, two teens, and a five year old was $99. We are staying with family about 15 minutes from the attraction. The house is more like a small town, inasmuch as there are acres of buildings. The tour begins with a history of the place and a tour of the first and second houses with attached gardens. This is a pretty interesting place in terms of concept and execution. If the owner had stopped with the two houses and the mill; I would highly recommend it as a place to visit. However, the owner got carried away to the point of acquiring every object of interest he could find. Had he stopped there, I might still highly recommend a visit. The tour is divided into three parts. Part one is the houses and gardens. Part two is the mill and a large collection of antiques and reproductions. I truly enjoyed the Goliath calliope and the room full of a gigantic whale. If you do decide to visit, I would highly recommend that you skip part three, especially the carousel room. If there is a hell, this room would be a good substitute. In fact, all of part three is quite disturbing. Although there are some antiques on display, much of what is in part three is only a few decades old. There is one large area featuring display cases full of reproduction swords, crowns, and suits of armor. But back to the new carousel. It has 20,000 light bulbs, many chandeliers, store mannequins outfitted with giant wings, and ceaseless noise from drums and recordings. It is enough to make Liberace look like the apex of good taste. My grandchildren and I could not escape part three fast enough. Proceed at your own peril.
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