We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
Review Highlights
Quirky artwork.

We took the guided tour of this castle constructed by an artist using re-purposed materials. We... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Ilene S
Fort Myers, Florida
Amazing Castle

This castle is a nice drive in the country from any larger city in Florida. The creator of this... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Read all 368 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
Write a Review
Reviews (368)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 366 reviews

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We took the guided tour of this castle constructed by an artist using re-purposed materials. We saw his living quarters and the castle was also filled with all kinds of quirky artwork - pictures and sculptures - made of wood and repurposed metal. The tour...More

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This castle is a nice drive in the country from any larger city in Florida. The creator of this amazing castle was an artist, painter, and all around quirky guy. There are knowledgeable tour guides that take you through the castle giving insight to all...More

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Soloman's Castle is just that, a castle, but that's where the similarity stops. Once inside you are treated to a tour of Soloman's museum where he has displayed all his funky art. It is very interesting and entertaining. Allow time for lunch at their outdoor...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Solomon's Castle is a must see opportunity. Howard Solomon was a sculptor, painter, author and builder of Castles. His art is outstanding. The Boat in the Moat Restaurant features home made food at a very reasonable price. The tour of the Castle and his car...More

Thank ddwaller1
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Nice destination to ride to from Orlando A lot of cool stuff in the castle the tour guide was very knowledgeable but the restaurant had A lot to be desired I had their chicken salad with honey mustard dressing that was straight yellow mustard did...More

Thank steve n
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to have lunch and enjoy the wit and genius mind if a true artist (of all types of media and subject matter). 👍 The entire time, I kept saying, "our brother would LOVE this!" There was a 10 year old...More

Thank LorenaFmOrlando
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was taken there by a friend , Julie, who was a friend of Howard's, she was an artist herself and a very interesting Lady from New Zealand. I am not at all artistic but the castle was so interesting, not my usual attraction but...More

Thank MyraC69406192
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful time. Mr. Solomon was a genius for sure. To see all that he did is just unbelievable. It was not crowded when we went and the tour was amazing. It was lots of fun to see his work...More

Thank gersygrl
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On the outside it looks a little strange because the entire house is sided in aluminum printer plates, but it is quite interesting architecture and certainly looks like a castle from the outside, complete with stained glass windows. The inside is what is really interesting....More

Thank PRF569
Reviewed 11 May 2017

So glad we saw this amazing collection of creativity that amazes from the beginning to the end of the tour. It definitely is located off the beaten path but really is not a bad drive. Mr. Solomon passed away in 2016 but his family has...More

Thank Tripping9900
Nearby Restaurants
The Boat in the Moat
127 reviews
.26 km away
15 reviews
19.51 km away
Magnolia Street Seafood and Grill
258 reviews
21.14 km away
Myakka City Tavern
5 reviews
18.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge
17 reviews
22.18 km away
Colonel Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Ranch
114 reviews
22.93 km away
Peace River Paddle Sports & Kuleana Adventures - Day Trips
12 reviews
24.83 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Penny S
10 June 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Penny F | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call or not sure if on a website.
22 May 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Stewart G | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a hour for the Castle but they have a part separate from the castle with old cars and other things he built that is extra. It all depends on the size of your group and other people there. The mote u can eat... More
8 April 2017|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
Check with them for hours (online or by phone) - though I see now another reviewer has posted the hours from their site. As for location, nearby is the vast expanse of Myakka River State Park (my favorite destination for... More