House on the Rock: An incredibly unusual, unhinged, impressive, and overwhelming museum made out of the personal collections and creations of Alex Jordan Jr. It is technically also a hotel, but we didn’t stay there since the rooms aren’t as cool and elaborate as the museum portion. We stay nearby at the Don Q Inn theme hotel, and recommend reserving a solid 3+ hours to walk through the museum. It’s incredibly hard to explain, but be prepared to see inside the mind of someone who was a little bit brilliant and quite a bit mystifying.
Location: Spring Green, Wisconsin
Our Overall Rating: 5/5
It’s hard to rate this experience because I don’t know what else to compare it to!!! All I can say is…we’re glad we saw it, but also once we were out we needed a long nap. You’re kind of left saying “what did we just see?!” over and over. Hot tip – get extra tokens and don’t spend them all in the first few rooms – some of the most elaborate ‘machines’ come at the end!
Cleanliness Rating: 4/5
Funny to rate a museum’s cleanliness – but I guess we could warn you that it’s probably a little dusty.
Favorite Room: My favorite room was the carousel room – so make sure you get that far! Loved the absurdity but also the mannequin angels overhead.
Booking Info: Check their website for seasonal hours – and get tickets there!
Episode: No episode but here’s a video peek inside: