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The House on the Rock & Grumpy Troll

9:00am – 5:00pm

Fee: $97/$102
Location: Depart F&RC – Lobby for McHenry Park District

The House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI, began in 1945 when a man named Alex Jordan had a towering goal: to build a retreat as awe-inspiring as the view from the rock upon which the House would eventually be built. Since those early days, it has grown far beyond the original house and into an attraction with many buildings, exhibits and collections. Enjoy a leisurely self-guided tour of two sections including the Original House & Infinity Room, Streets of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation, Carousel Room and so much more. After touring the attractions of The House, enjoy a late lunch at The Grumpy Troll Brewhouse in Mount Horeb, WI. Lunch includes a quarter pound
brat on pretzel hoagie, made in Wisconsin with their very own “Erik the Red” ale, and served with Grump Chips, dessert and soda.

Transportation is provided via motor coach bus from McHenry Park District.

Registration deadline: March 28 (spaces permitting).
Please call the Park District (847) 381-0687, to confirm availability.

Trip Policies & Cancellations

Suggested Ages for Trips
Adult/Active trips are appropriate for anyone ages 18 and over.
Mature Adult trips are most appropriate for ages 55 and up,but all adults are welcome.

Pick-up/Drop-off Times
Pick-up/drop-off location is at the Park District Fitness and Recreation Center – lobby unless otherwise noted. Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone. Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.

Refunds are only given under the following conditions:
1: The trip is cancelled by the Barrington Park District.
2: The person asking for a refund finds a replacement for the trip.
3: The Park District has a waiting list and is able to sell your ticket.
If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date (if one is listed), then the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. All payments are required in full at time of registration. Please notify the Park District in advance if any special ADA or dietary accommodations are needed for the trip.



  • Address: The House on the Rock 5754 WI-23 Spring Green, WI 53588 United States