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Seelye Mansion

PO Box 337, Abilene, KS
(785)263-1084
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Abilene
Type: Historic Sites
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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is my second time at this house and it continues to excite me. Warning...the tour lasts up to 3 hours. Terry, the owner, has great stories and you see the entire home. Everything from the early 1900's remains in gorgeous condition. These people were wealthy and purchased all the luxury items from the 1904 World Fair. Frank Lloyd Wright... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited in mid-November of 2013. The tour itself took about 2 or 2 1/2 hours. That may seem long but there is so much to see in the house so it really flys by. The house is beautiful and there are a ton of little things to see and to note. From the Edison lighting to the furnishings, etc.... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Seelye Mansion is in Abilene,Kansas just off I - 70. This is a great old historic house and the tour is very nice.Lots of things to see and photos to take.

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Superior, Nebraska,
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A MUST SEE in Abilene! My boyfriend and I took a trip around Kansas and this mansion was on our list of things to see. We were expecting a run of the mill tour but got just the opposite! The tour guide was great and filled with details about the house and each room, and specific things within the house.... More

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Hillsboro, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Visited Seeley Mansion today. Have driven by it most all my life and had loved it. It's true there is a bowling alley in the basement! Terry the tour guide was very good imparting stories of the family. He bought the house from the sisters and lived w/ them in the house for the last yrs of their lives. He... More

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Lakewood
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Beautiful home and fabulous tales told by curator Terry Tietjens. He purchased the home from the daughters of Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Seelye and apparently spent their final years with them. He is knowledgable and obviously cares a great deal about preseving the history of Abeline. Highly recommend this tour, but allow about two to three hours. It does after... More

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Newton, Kansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It's an absolutely astounding piece of architecture. Every part of the house is open for exploring. The tour is guided and very well structured. Be prepared to give this at least 2 hours for the house itself. The museum and the grounds are great too. The house is lived in by the owner who lived with the Seelye sisters. He... More

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Oklahoma
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84 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I liked the fact that the furnishings are all original and the stories that have survived down through the years. Also the fact that Terry the gentleman who owns the house has made arrangements for the home to be cared for long into the future. He knew the ladies who inherited the mansion, and actually bought it from them allowing... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed the Mansion. Our guide was fantastic. It's a long tour but he made it fun and interesting for everyone. The picture is a wonderful old bowling alley. Check it out!

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McPherson, Kansas
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My Fiance and I visited this one a Sunday so we were the only visitors there. We didn't know what quite to expect. But we were awing and ooing the whole time. You truly get immersed into the house and the family that lived there's lives. We spent 2 hours there without evening knowing. It was truly great and you... More

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