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Whimzey Bowling Ball House

1206 3rd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3449
+1 727-725-4018
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Quirky Stop in Artsy Safety Harbor

The Whimzey Bowling Ball House is something to see when visiting charming Safety Harbor. With many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GlogowskiGirl
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Safety Harbor, Florida
Awesome!

Owner owns the Safety Harbor Arts Center, off 2nd St. it’s a glass menagerie, as you are greeted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mariaaba
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Kenwood, California
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Whimzey is the home of Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda and is a multi-colored, ever evolving, fantasmagorical gingerbread cottage and studio. Whimsical yard art, 800 bowling balls border the flowerbeds and mosaic sidewalks lead you thru the gardens. Jester sculptures greet you and your senses are treated to magic every turn you make. Bring a camera to capture the awe you will not want to forget.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“music center” (2 reviews)
“fun house” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1206 3rd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3449
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+1 727-725-4018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whimzey Bowling Ball House is something to see when visiting charming Safety Harbor. With many local artisans in the area, the Whimzey house is a showcase of sorts for some of these artists. Stop in and check out the whimzey.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner owns the Safety Harbor Arts Center, off 2nd St. it’s a glass menagerie, as you are greeted by a large painted elephant. Music, poetry slam, art store, gallery, VERY friendly crowd. Love it!

Thank mariaaba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-go place when in the Tampa Bay Area. I wish there were more places like this to go to...whimsical, artsy, creative.

Thank youcancanoe
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

I took my grandchildren to see this place after reading about it online and was so glad I did. It was so cool and the kids Loved it as much as I did. It is a Must See!

1  Thank swbgal
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

One man in our group put it best, "It gave me goosebumps" because of the amount of creativity that is packed into every nook and cranny of the house and gardens. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this place is a bounty...More

2  Thank melfisc
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a treat to see ecliptic art in one location. Truly artistic and fun to stroll through the grounds & buildings. We loved the artistic value of the founding artists! Well worth the stop if you’re in the area.

Thank Rita43077
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I am a local and always take out of town guests to see this colorful and lovingly elaborate property. I had visitors from out of town last week and took them to see Whimzey, Casa Loco (across the street), and also the SHAMc building downtown....More

1  Thank cleo1967
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Great place to drop by. It certainly has seen better days. Color is fading, silk flowers look old, leaves Everywhere , ceiling in the gazebo falling down. It could be so very charming. Maybe the city or some art students can get it back in...More

2  Thank dorisgoldman
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

It is a clever place, but unfortunately the plants and eyes have grown so much you had to look hard to see through them. But it was interesting for a drive by.

Thank BlondieOriginal2014
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Simply painted glass bottles lined up with painted bowling balls not sure why this an attraction in a residential neighborhood. Im glad I do not live next to this eyesore

Thank wayne m
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Clifford M
July 16, 2016|
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Response from OHpink2 | Reviewed this property |
Daytime hours are best. Sometimes there are home tours for fundraisers but this is the artists home , so is not open to the public most times. Well worth the time to visit.
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