World-Famous Hole N" The Rock
Visit Hole N" The Rock, a most unique home, carved out
of a huge rock in Utah's Canyonlands Country. This historic
5,000 square foot home and unusual gift shop and trading post
are open all year. Take a guided tour of the home, and appreciate
the rich history within it's walls.
- 12 minute guided tours of the world-famous Hole N" the Rock House
- Exotic zoo features zebras, bison, 2-hump camel and many more
- The largest collection of Lyle Nichols metal/art sculptures
- Antique tools, vintage neon signs, mining equipment and unusual time era pieces
- Hole N" the Rock Store: One of a kind souvenirs, t-shirts and memorabilia
- The Trading Post: locally made Native American pottery, jewelry, dream catchers and unique gifts for everyone
- The General Store: ice cream, drinks, and memorabilia of all types
- Large statuary & metal art for sale
- Birthday parties.....come out and feed the animals
- Find Big Foot and Mater
- Penny Stretcher Machines with 6 designs
** Newly Opened Zoo! Please stop by and spend a while with our exotic animals! **
A Memorial to the home's builders,
Albert and Gladys Christensen
Travelers along U.S. Highway 191 in Southwestern Utah are amazed to discover this historic 5,000 square foot home which began taking shape almost a century ago by the Christensen family. What began as a small alcove for the young Christensen boys to sleep in at night grew into a man-made engineering marvel 20years in the making. A fireplace with a 65 ft. chimney, 14 rooms arranged around huge pillars and a deep bathtub built into the rock delight visitors who visit this most unusual home in the dessert. Original furnishings, Albert's paintings, Gladys's doll collection and many of the tools used to create this home remind you of the past.
In a 12 year period Albert excavated 50,000 cubic feet of sandstone from the rock. During this time he completed his famous painting Sermon on the Mount and his sculpture of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the face of the rock above his home.
When Albert died in 1957, the home was not complete. Gladys's in keeping with his wishes & lifelong dreams continued to develop the property, opening a gift shop and giving tours of her home until she passed away in 1974. Gladys is laid to rest next to Albert in a small cove within the rock near the home.