January 22, 2017: Solomon’s Castle

Solomon's Castle, things to do in South Florida

When most people think about Florida they either think of a few places; Orlando, South Beach, and sometimes Tampa. But, what they don’t know is Florida has much more to offer than its beautiful beaches and theme parks.

Of course, growing up and even now for that matter, we did the whole theme park bit. While that is fun, but sometimes you want to do something completely out of your comfort zone. Honestly, as a Florida Native I didn’t know how many state parks, museums, zoos, and much more the state had to offer until I decided to try something different.

And this where it leads into how a trip to Solomon’s Castle happened.

Solomon’s Castle… You are probably thinking Solomon from the Bible, right? Well, this Solomon is not from the Bible, but he was an artist known as Howard Solomon. His “Castle” was actually more of his home/work space.

The castle originally was not meant to be an “attraction” when he first constructed it. It just happened to turn out that way as the years passed on. Which, you will find all about how Solomon’s Castle came to be in their tour.

The tour is not a self-guided tour, but I wouldn’t imagine you’d have a huge group of people out there on any given day. My sister and I went to Solomon’s Castle on a Sunday and we were met with two older women, and a small little family.

What I absolutely love about the Castle is you get a feel for what type of person Howard really was. The sculptures are amazing, the materials he used are insane, and how they came to be is incredibly unique.

The tour lasts about 30 minutes. It costed us $12.50 a person. You are more than welcome to take photos while in the tour, and you are encouraged to ask as many questions. If you have a sense of humor the tour is full of puns, which will keep you laughing the whole way through.

After the tour is over, you end up at the famous Boat in the Moat restaurant. I, personally did not eat there, but the food did smell amazing! It is rated fairly high on TripAdvisor and has very decent prices.

If you don’t feel like eating there, you will certainly want to browse their gift shop. They have a lot of cool “South Florida” knick knacks, so if you are vacationing, pick yourself up a souvenir or two.

Overall, Solomon’s Castle is a great place to spend the afternoon. You will love to wander the grounds, take an enormous amount of photos of the outside of the castle (and inside, too), and disconnect from reality (I guarantee you will not have cell service when arriving to the castle since it in the middle of nowhere).

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Amanda is a Florida raised, theme park junkie, furmom extraordinaire. She loves a good adventure with a side of food. You can find her planning her next trip or vegging on the couch with her sidekick (and baby), Bella!

6 Comments

  • carefreespiritfairy December 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Solomon’s Castle looks amazing. It’s worth checking out

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    • Amanda December 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      It is pretty darn amazing and well worth the visit.

      Reply
  • Keith Haney December 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I am always looking for unique places to visit.

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    • Amanda December 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      You’re welcome. I am also always keeping an eye out for unique, off the beaten path places to visit.

      Reply
  • emily kammeyer December 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    This place is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Amanda December 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      It was indeed a pretty cool place.

      Reply

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