HOLE N" THE ROCK



Albert Christensen started blasting and drilling his dream house out of a rock cliff face near Moab, UT, in the early 1940's. By the time he and his wife moved in 1952 they had a 5000 sq. ft. 14 room mansion carved out of the rock. The couple operated a diner in the first room until 1955. Albert died in 1957 but Gladys ran the cafe and gift shop for another 17 years. They are both buried in an alcove near the entrance to the home. Today, HOLE N" THE ROCK is a thriving tourist destination with all kinds of signs, sculptures, funky curios, a petting zoo, several gift shops, and much more.



HOLE N" THE ROCK


Large Lizard


Silver Spur sign


Prickly wishing well


Gift Shop in the rock


Gift Shop not in the rock


Another gift shop


Elevated Outhouse


General Store


"Bigfoot"


"Vintage tools"


Scenery near HOLE N" THE ROCK


There's a lot of funky sculpture around, most of it metal.



"Mater"


"Mater"


Clubhead Golfer


Giant Knight


Heavy duty jeep


Ditto


Howdy partner

"Alotofbull"
by Lyle Nichols


Don't know

"Jail House Rock"
by Lyle Nichols


Vintage signs. A LOT of vintage signs.



And so good for you, too


"His Master's Voice"


Case


Wonder Bread


Tom Keene Cigar


Caption


Devoe Paint


Lots of license plates


Calumet Baking Powder


This is the end of our little tour. If you're every traveling down U.S. Highway 191 to or from Moab, I highly recommend you make a stop at HOLE N" THE ROCK.

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