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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!
ENJOY and SMILES!
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






3 comments:

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.
~Heather
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!
SMILES!!

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.