How have we not talked about this?

Obviously, whoever lives the closest must GO NOW, or sometime this month, and report their findings. I will happily pay the admission price in exchange for a picture of you as scale next to the octopus. And I need to know how you get there. Did you have to hike? Take a ferry? Did a helicopter fly you in? I can’t wait to hear about your adventures.

Via Slate

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26 Responses to How have we not talked about this?

  1. artdorkgirl says:

    It’s also a major location in “American Gods!”

    • I was just about to say that! Also, in his BBC World Bookclub he said that he actually had to tone down how weird The House on the Rock was because if he’d written about what it was really like it wouldn’t have been believable.

      • summerestherson says:

        I was ALSO about to say this! American Gods! I think Neil Gaiman still goes out there fairly frequently to emcee events and stuff!

        • artdorkgirl says:

          Doesn’t he have a place near there? Or is he in Massachusettes with Amanda Palmer all the time? (also, I have so many conflicting feelings about Amanda Palmer you guys)

        • old man fatima says:

          Is this the only way that any of us knows about this? I’d like to do an American Gods road trip some day.

    • marlasinger99 says:

      I will start watching that immediately.

  2. flanny says:

    Oh man, I wish I was rich enough to be this eccentric.

    • artdorkgirl says:

      Someday, Flanny. Someday.

    • Simon Spiderfleek says:

      I read somewhere that Charles Baudelaire would take a lobster for walks on a leash through Paris. Subtract Paris and that’s a fairly inexpensive eccentricity you could incorporate into your lifestyle.

      • flanny says:

        Yeah, but the me-being-rich part of it is what makes it eccentric and not just plain crazy. Any old looney hobo can walk around with a lobster on a leash.

  3. flanny says:

    Speaking of houses, look what This Old House just tweeted!
    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20151524,00.html

  4. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I’ve heard of this place before. The place I work for offered a trip to Wisconsin, and this was one of the stops. I think the trip got canceled, but I remember looking for photos of this place to put in the brochure.

    I would do a tourism for weirdos, but it’s over 3 hours away, so I don’t think that will be a drive I’m making any time soon.

  5. I really wanted to go there this summer because it’s close to Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio. Maybe next year! It really is the weirdest place.

  6. hotspur says:

    I never heard of this and it sounds like it would be my favorite place, like a serious Top 5 Place.

  7. mordonez says:

    Oh man, you guys gotta go there. We went a couple summers ago, and I hadn’t been there since I was about 12. So along with the above video, know this–there’s a portion of this place where there’s a doll carousel, as opposed to the much larger “real” carousel. It’s in an area that is not well heated, or a pipe burst, or something, a couple winters ago.

    At any rate, somehow some raccoons got in and mutilated a bunch of the dolls, leaving an incredibly grisly doll massacre scene for the staff to find. So it’s got that going for it, which is nice.

    Also, the self-playing instruments DO sort of play, sort of (and there is taped backup), but they play in an incredibly out of tune wheezy manner that sets my nerves a jangle. Whoo boy, it’s something, I tell you what.

    • marlasinger99 says:

      Ahhh, thank you, mordonez. I knew there had to be ONE of us who had witnessed this miracle. Please post pictures, if you ever find the time. And I am forever grateful for the description, “raccoon mutilated dolls.” You are the best.

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