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Brucemore

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
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Stunning Architectural Gem

On a rainy September weekday, my husband and I enjoyed a truly wonderful house tour of Brucemore, a... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
MNDoodles
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Wonderful house with a great tour made it a very pleasant experience. Attention to detail in the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Donna S
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Platteville, Wisconsin, United States
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Brucemore is a living landmark that charts the history of Cedar Rapids. The 26-acre, park-like estate invites exploration of its history, gardens, grounds, and 21-room mansion. Each season, nature's changing beauty entices visitors to the estate...more
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2160 Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-1748
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old mansion should be carefully kept the way it was. The lack of rugs, the need of painting and the lack of an effort to obtain old children beds or make new ones based on a picture that is in the house shows that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

On a rainy September weekday, my husband and I enjoyed a truly wonderful house tour of Brucemore, a place of architectural beauty and a unique history from its early entreprenurial owners. The stately mansion dates from the early 1900s and holds stunning woodwork and wall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Went get the first of September bought 4 tickets my dad is wheelchair bound told him they were expecting him he was scared didn't want to go so went back to where you buy tickets they said they didn't do refunds we left 46.00 they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wonderful house with a great tour made it a very pleasant experience. Attention to detail in the tour made it very enjoyable. So much to see and experience to learn about famous families and their history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The outside and gardens are amazing, but the inside is a special slice of history and life over the period of the home that housed 3 different and highly successful families of Cedar Rapids. The tour was very personal and informative and went to each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank djfp
Reviewed 24 July 2018

PROS: great 45 minute tour from the docent of all 4 levels of the mansion. Great history, massive mansion and grounds. You only have to pay when touring the mansion ; otherwise the grounds and gardens are free. CONS: limited items in the gift shop;...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The docents are very informative, the house is beautiful. Lovely history lesson on the area, and about the 3 families that lived in the house. You can actually step into the rooms, to view things, which is a nice touch. Three stories to see. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dmkrusito
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visitors Center - We were greeted by two lovely employees who were friendly and welcoming. One of the gentleman (I forget his name) escorted us to the house and gave us great conversation along the way. Side Note...I do wish there were postcards of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RohdeM
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, small group guided tour of a late 1800's estate. Now managed by the historical society (so no photos of the inside), this was an interesting and informative way to spend a couple of hours in Cedar Rapids.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Took the mansion tour, it was informative, it had beautiful woodwork, interesting history, with the money. Take a picnic lunch and eat by the pond. Grounds are nicely mantained.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Q8153GWbruceb
6 June 2018|
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Response from Brucemore | Property representative |
Photography is not allowed in the mansion. Professional and commercial photography is prohibited on the grounds, but we do allow visitors to take candid shots outside.
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tomwU9174DH
4 May 2018|
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
It's around an hour tour of the house. The grounds and home are around an hour and a half to see everything. The grounds are very beautiful. I would recommend seeing the flowers that they have everywhere.
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Elizabeth H
10 September 2017|
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Response from mmzeran | Reviewed this property |
We just parked on the grounds and walked into the house. It is a little ways to the house but certainly worth it. For a big event I'm sure you can park on the street or wherever you find. Just have to walk farther.
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