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MJFR wrote a review Feb 2021
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The actual house (the living quarters on the rock that it is famous for) was “nice”, in the way that a unique floor plan is nice, or a stream that is allowed to run its course through a building built around it. But that’s where the “nice” ends. When you leave the house, the bridge/walkway and path to go to the “collections” area is when it becomes creepy, almost ghoulish in nature. My sisters and I do not remember this place with fond memories, but more like a museum owned by “the creepy old man who lives at the end of the street”, and no one ever knocks on the door. There were things like The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” hanging above us as we entered a cavernous red room which you entered through the mouth of a devil. Ad to that many animatronic scenes, musical instruments playing by themselves and effigies of people from a long past era made for an all around unsettling experience. I wonder how many kids see this and need years of counseling afterwards?
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Date of experience: March 2020
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erinkJ8408BY wrote a review Jan 2021
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New Years Eve visit to check out the Christmas decorations. There was hardly anyone there, which was great. We were disappointed to find that Section 3 was completely closed during the holiday event, not sure why. We spent about 2.5 hrs exploring, but we'd like to return in the summer when all sections are open and the Japanese garden is green instead of snow covered. All in all, we had a great time and will definitely come back sometime.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Alison P wrote a review Nov 2020
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania537 contributions124 helpful votes
We were only looking to go into the house portion of the complex since we were on a limited time table and neither of us can walk long distances. We were then told that the price of admission was one price, not the one listed in the brochure, getting more expensive for the more buildings you viewed. We were told that we had to pay the increased price to see only the house, but could see the entire property at the elevated cost. We were then told that it was a 2 1/2 mile walk. We did choose to pay the high fee, but were very disappointed. The path was not marked once you got into the house and there were no explanations as to what we were looking at. We had trouble finding the way out, again, no signage and had to ask someone for assistance. We skipped a great deal due to time, but did see the carousel, which was elaborate but not terribly appealing, at least to us, others seemed delighted. We left in less than an hour - very disappointed and feeling that we had just wasted our money. This was just not our thing.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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cphannah wrote a review Oct 2020
Franklin, Tennessee106 contributions20 helpful votes
This is quite unique! We had only read about this online, but couldn't have imagined how much is on display here. You could spend many days exploring here, if you really looked carefully at every exhibit. We spent about 3 hours by skipping quickly by some of the less-interesting-to-us displays. The original home was most intriguing. We would enjoy visiting again some day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Miranda B wrote a review Oct 2020
Madison, Wisconsin104 contributions20 helpful votes
The House on the Rock was definitely one of the strangest places I've ever been. I left feeling, What the heck did I just see??? While I enjoyed some parts of it, other parts were simply overwhelming. I really have mixed feelings about the place, to be honest. I thought the first part (Original house, Infinity Room) was my favorite part, although after that there were definitely some highlights as well, like the carousel. On the other hand, a lot of it seemed cluttered, like a hoarder's house. Lots of creepy mannequins and dolls. It was definitely entertaining, and may be worth visiting at least once. But I don't feel like I need to go back.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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