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The Tampa Bay Area Sights

Solomon's Castle

  • 4585 Solomon Rd. Map It
  • Ona
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

For a visit to the wild and weird side, particularly fun for children, head to this "castle" about 45 minutes east of Bradenton through orange groves and cattle farms. Artist and Renaissance man Howard Solomon began building the 12,000-square-foot always-in-progress work out of thousands of aluminum offset printing plates. Inside, you'll find tons of intrigues—everything from a knight assembled with Volkswagen parts to a chair fashioned out of 86 beer cans to an elephant made from seven oil drums. A restaurant serves sit-down lunches in a full-scale model of a Spanish galleon. It closes for the summer (July through September).

Sight Information

Address:

4585 Solomon Rd., Ona, Florida, 33865, United States

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Phone:

863-494–6077

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Oct.–Jun., Tues.–Sun 11–4

Updated 05/08/2015

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