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Villa Louis

521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
+1 608-326-2721
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Beautiful House and Interesting Tour

We visited for an afternoon tour. I would have given it five stars but the next day we visited... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lcattau
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Very Interesting Local History

Attending a wedding in Prairie du Chien and had a morning to check out the area. Decided to take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rtfritz
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Lincolnshire
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This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
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+1 608-326-2721
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"victorian era"
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"our tour guide"
in 17 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 7 reviews
"grand piano"
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"mississippi river"
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"young guide"
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"five children"
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"history lovers"
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"great tour"
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"great historical site"
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"wisconsin history"
in 4 reviews
"take pictures"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"interesting history"
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"history lesson"
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"turn of the century"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited for an afternoon tour. I would have given it five stars but the next day we visited Taliesin, and this place just couldn’t compete! However, it is a beautiful Victorian house with impressive grounds. The signage was lacking from inside the town and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attending a wedding in Prairie du Chien and had a morning to check out the area. Decided to take the tour. Our tour guide was a history PhD Candidate and was very knowledgeable of the local early American history. Tour took about an hour and...More

Thank rtfritz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While tours are on the hour, you apparently have to get there much earlier than that to get a tour because of the small groups that take.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to see turn of century lining. Tour guide knew her information and could answer all our questions

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in late June, and the staff was getting ready for the wedding of someone related to staff associated with the house. What a wonderful place to get married! The visitor center is elevated, because of the flooding in the area occasionally. The house...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We walked around on our own, opting not to pay for a tour. Not a whole lot is accessible without paying but we were able to get some nice pictures. There is a pond area as well as a small flower garden area for some...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We visited very early in the season. Our mansion walk through consisted of a tour guide and just the two of us. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable explaining to us the history of the home, its occupants, furnishings and she pointed out many...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The tour lasted about an hour and we could stay longer to tour some of the smaller buildings on the grounds. Our guide, Samantha, was very good at er position and had excellent responses for questions

1  Thank 38ronaldm
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Stopped by VL and enjoyed the open grounds, and fed the ducks, and had a great walk through the park.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We took the behind the scenes tour, which really allowed us to see how the house was put together and why certain textiles were used. The guide we had was also the lead interpreter for the site and is very knowledgeable about both the Douseman...More

1  Thank Jason R
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AMBROK
20 February 2018|
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Response from douglasl739 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour, I believe. Then you will want some time for the grounds and gift shop. Total? About 2- hours. If you are going now, call ahead for late-winter/spring conditions.
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davidandruthconley
3 September 2017|
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Response from Martha Q | Reviewed this property |
Those rates listed previously are for the Carriage Classic event held each year on the Villa Louis grounds. I have never had to make reservations to visit Villa Louis. Even when it's been crowded, you sign up for a timed... More
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davidandruthconley
3 September 2017|
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Response from Martha Q | Reviewed this property |
ADMISSION Adults (18-64) $12.50 Children (5-17) (children 4 and under are free) $6 Students/Seniors (65 & older) $10.50 Group Tour – Child (5-17) $5 Group Tour – Adult $10.50 Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE
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