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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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A Memorable Day Trip

Solomon's Castle in Ona, Florida's woodsy country setting is truly a one off. Sadly Howard Solomon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward O
Sarasota, Florida
A great place

This was a nice place to visit. We took the guided tour inside the castle and that was worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Anette G
Bergen, Norway
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solomon's Castle in Ona, Florida's woodsy country setting is truly a one off. Sadly Howard Solomon has passed but, his devoted family continue to conduct tours of his unique castle, very gifted & often whimsical artistry as well as his wonderful collection of antique vehicles....More

Thank Edward O
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place to visit. We took the guided tour inside the castle and that was worth the money. The guide was a really funny woman. She made the tour perfect. They have a cafe at "the boat in a moat". We did...More

2  Thank Anette G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

What a great way to spend an afternoon with friends! One feels like you're walking right down that 'yellow brick road' into a magical fantasy land. The Castle ls filled with Howard Solomon's funny, silly and so creative artwork from stained glass, to paintings to...More

1  Thank msh36
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting and unique place to visit for a one day get away. The guide was humorous and knowledgeable about the history of the creator of this exhibit. Worth the time to experience this.

1  Thank Tomeppa
Reviewed 19 July 2017

For nearly sixty bucks we went to have a look at this, this is nearly three hours of my life I will never get back. The art reminds me of a college woodwork shop. The tour guide has a script littered with pointless kindergarten puns...More

1  Thank defendersv
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Fun family visit. I would not recommend for children 5 and under. Very interesting artwork and history of the castle.

1  Thank mdlhawks22
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Before I went, I thought I was going to see a castle, but it's more like seeing the "art" that Howard Solomon created. It would have been fine to walk through on your own. But listening to the tour guide with the corny stories, was...More

1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

One man transformed this isolated area into a tourist attraction. The man had an imagination and skill that are truly exceptional. The food served in the moat was plentiful and tasty and they also offered economical souvenirs. I visited the castle with a large good...More

1  Thank Grady M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you enjoy creativity and corny-ness it is a place to go. It is Old Florida in a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" kind of way. We were laughing - groaning?- at terrible puns by the guide throughout the tour of the castle. Not for...More

Thank Pennypb
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were looking for something to do, and somehow found out about Solomon's Castle. It was about a 90 minute drive from Tampa, and completely worth it. It's great to see one man's genius and passion, as well as a few collections from other like-minded...More

Thank MissLaughsALot
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jim s
30 July 2017|
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Response from 555loveflorida | Reviewed this property |
When we went last year, it was cash only. Something to keep in mind.
29 July 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant and grounds are Pet friendly, not sure about Castle..
Adeline S
28 July 2017|
Response from AlaneSolomon | Property representative |
Yes, we have wheel chairs at no charge. We have 3 of them.