There isn’t much to do around Wauchula, FL where we stayed for a couple of weeks at Peace River RV Park, so when friends mentioned that this odd place was near by, we decided to have a look.
This is a castle built by one man, Howard Solomon, who was a prolific and remarkable artist. He created his art from discarded metal objects, machine parts, and other junk. The castle is covered with shiny plates that were used to print newspapers, applied by Mr. Solomon. The castle is decorated with more than 80 stained glass windows, all made by Mr. Solomon. There are countless metal sculptures and other works of art inside and out. The art is truly extraordinary.
Next to the castle is the Boat in the Moat restaurant, also built by Solomon. It is exactly what it sounds like. The food was good, rated #1 of 1 restaurants in Ona, FL.