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Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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The "Wit-dom" of Solomon

We headed east from Bradenton for an hour and a half to this unique and quirky attraction and it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barry I
Enchanting Castle

This was a wonderful experience! Loved the castle from the outside and even more from the inside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane S
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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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 4 days ago

We headed east from Bradenton for an hour and a half to this unique and quirky attraction and it was well worth the journey. At first glance this place looks like a junkyard, dominated by a shiny clad and it has to be said, attempt...More

Thank Barry I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience! Loved the castle from the outside and even more from the inside! Howard Solomon was so creative - just can't say enough about his talents! He has definitely left his mark on us & his memory will linger forever in...More

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place is in the middle of nowhere. Yet it is a very cool little day trip. Howard Solomons work and sense of humor is mildly entertaining and amusing. The man certainly has a very active imagination and sense of humor. The tour throughout the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My wife and I visited Solomon's Castle yesterday and were delighted. If you like the novelty of roadside attractions in tucked away corners and have a penchant for the odd, this is they place for you. Ona, Florida is nestled in an area with city...More

2  Thank Grandimperialpoohbah
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Howard Solomon's castle in Ona,florida. It is out in country away from everything ,use your map well. The castle looks like it's covered in Reynolds wrap. It is covered by sheets of used aluminum printing sheets. The Windows are stained glass of zodiac, nursery...More

Thank gypsydixie
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited this spot and the children and the adults liked it. I felt as though it is an unusual place. Did someone say it was one man's dream castle? It was something etched in my memory. I think the children may remember it for...More

Thank Eliza W
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very unique actual 'Castle' which was/is one man's dream. It's a museum- type building that you can tour, then fine inside or outside in a lovely rustic setting. The food is home cooking at its best, big portions and great price. It's...More

Thank Jeannie H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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 27 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
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Response from defendersv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't remember, Ive been doing my best to try and forget all about it.
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..