After watching series 1 of American Gods apart from all the myths and legends we could look at first the one thing that stuck in my mind was, is the house on the rock real?

At the end of the first series most of the main characters are all in one location called The House On The Rock where Wednesday takes Shadow to meet the old and new gods.

After seeing this episode I wondered if this house existed so I decided to have a look online and what I found out about this place makes me want to visit.

The House On The Rock opened in 1959 and is a Japanese styled house designed by Alex Jordan Jr. This house sits surrounded by forest sitting on the top of a rock column, the building has  encountered additions over the decades and now hosts many interesting attractions. Inside you can find a re-created American town, a large jukebox collection, the worlds largest indoor carousel, many preserved animals and a large collection of Santa Claus models among other very interesting and curious attractions.


One amazing feature of the House On The Rock is a room that sticks out from the main building and the rock column it sits on for over 200 feet, christened the infinity room for its bridge like construction of 3000 windows giving visitors astonishingly impressive views while looking infinite to the eye.



At night the house turns into a haunted house with dimly lit creepy dolls along with some of the more odd and creepy objects and attractions they have. There have also been reports of ghostly sightings around the premises with one of the spirits said to be Alex Jordan Jr himself as he roams the property especially the parts of the house that were part of the original building. There is also reports of other sightings around the premises with one been reported in the re-constructed American town.

John Williams

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