Monday, September 25, 2023


House on the Rock astounding, fun Wisconsin family attraction

The House on the Rock is an astounding and unique destination with something for everyone in the family. This “eccentric architectural and entertainment attraction” has long been a southwest Wisconsin tourist attraction.

The House sits on Deer Shelter Rock, a column of rock approximately 60-feet tall, 70-feet by 200-feet on the top, which stands in a forest. Additions were made to the original structure over the course of several decades beginning in the 1940s.

House on the Rock

This sprawling complex of unique structures, rooms, streets, and gardens was designed by imaginative architect  Alex Jordan, Jr. (1914-1989).

“One thing just sort of led to another,” Jordan, an imaginative architect, said.  And staying true to his feeling that “more is not enough,” he continued adding “room after room filled with some of the world’s more unique, eclectic and whimsical collections,” according the brochure.

Infinity Room

Two views of the Infinity Room (

One of the most intriguing spaces is “The Infinity Room.”  It juts out 218-feet from the house, without supports underneath. The room has more than 3,000 windows and is considered to have one of the best views in the world.

Three Sections

House on the Rock has three Sections … way more than any one can see in a single RV Short Stop.

Section 1 – Includes the Asian Garden, the Alex Jordan Center and Sculpture Pavilion, the Gate House and the Original House and the Infinity Room.

Carousel in the House On the Rock.

Section 2 – Includes the Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, Heritage of the Sea, Tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation and the Carousel.

Section 3 – Includes the Carousel, the Organ Room, the Doll House Room, the Circus Room, the Galleries, the Doll Carousel Room and the Japanese Garden.

If you go:

The House on the Rock
5754 State Road 23
Spring Green, WI 53533

During the regular season, March-Nov. 13, 2022, the Ultimate Experience is a self-guided tour of all three sections of The House.
Advance purchase on-line:
Adult (age 18 and up) $28.95
Children (age 7-17) $15.95
Children (6 and under) $2.95

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Julianne G. Crane 
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Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane writes about the RVing and camping lifestyles for print and online sites. She was been hooked on RVing from her first rig in the mid-1980s. Between 2000-2008, she was a writer for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. One of her popular columns was Wheel Life about RVing in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Crane started publishing RV Wheel She and her husband, Jimmy Smith, keep a homebase in southern Oregon, while they continue to explore North America in their 21-foot 2021 Escape travel trailer. Over the years they have owned every type of RV except a big class A. “Our needs change and thankfully, there’s an RV out there that fits every lifestyle.”


  1. Plan to spend all day the at a minimum,like the author said you can't see it all in one day. Fabulous. And while you're in the neighborhood go see Frank Lloyd Wright's home Talisman very nearby

    • Thomas: Yes it is a crazy, busy place resulting in lots of smiles. Thanks for the information about the FLW home. Julianne


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