I've always heard about "The House on the Rock" and want to know if it's worth seeing or if it's just a tourist trap. Anyone care to share their opinion? I'm going to be in the area next month and may check it out!
Yes, absolutely! If you like kitsch, it's a must see. There's nothing else quite like it. The architecture is unique and the collection is incredible
As far as "tourist trap", it is one of the most traffic'd destination in WI, but it's extremely fascinating.
The tour is self-guided and split into three sections. I would recommend at the very least The House & Streets of Yesterday. The Doll Exhibit can be overwhelming and a bit monotonous if you're not into seeing 10,000 dolls.
The House- Includes the Gate House, the Original House, the Infinity Room, the Alex Jordan Center, the Japanese Garden and the Sculpture Pavilion.
Street of Yesterday– Includes the Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, Heritage of the Sea,Tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation and the Carousel.
Doll Exhibit– Includes the Carousel, the Organ Room, the Doll House Room, the Circus Room, the Galleries and the Doll Carousel Room