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Solomon's Castle

  • 4533 Solomon Rd. Map It
  • Ona
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 07/06/2017

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.

Sight Information


4533 Solomon Rd., Ona, Florida, 33865, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $12.50
  • Closed Aug. and Sept.

Published 07/06/2017


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