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Monday, August 6, 2012

House on the Rock-A MUST VISIT!

Have you been here?  If not, please go!  What am I pushing on you? The House on the Rock; a place where Alex Jordan created an architectural wonder and awe!  Mr. Jordan built this house on a sandstone formation!  Although he never intended it to be a tourist attraction, it now attracts thousands of visitors from east to west (yesterday I met people from many different parts of the country). Today, the house has 14 rooms and is now a complex of many buildings, exhibit/displays and flower/garden showcases!  You can choose from three unguided tours or choose two or all three.  Of course, I picked all three!  I spent about 3 hours there and must say, it was an unbelievable 180 minutes!  Although Mrs. Jordan is no longer with us, he definitely left a part of him with us in his creation! (I do not have a picture of the GRAND CAROUSEL-sorry I only have it on video).  I will definitely share Mr. Jordan's work (via pictures, video, experiences, stories) with my students! Click Here to read more!  I hope you will find information to share with your students!  Doesn't a field trip to Spring Green, Wisconsin with your students sound alluring and attractive?

If you go, or have gone, please leave me a comment; I'd love to read about your experiences!
The Infinity Room

A Log and Ticket Stubs

The Infinity Room from Afar

Built Right into the Rock!

Longer than the Statue of Liberty is Tall!

Doll Homes


The Meek Moose said...

Always nice to find another second grade blog! Looks like a fantastic house, will have to add it to my travel wish list.
The Meek Moose

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

It was on my Bucket List; I am so thankful I was able to go and grateful it is only about 4 hours away! Thanks for following me!

Christie said...

I'm so jealous you went here! I haven't been here in FOREVER!! It's about 3 hours from me. You've made me want to go visit soon.