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Address: PO Box 337, Abilene, KS
Phone Number: (785)263-1084
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HISTORY IN PLACE

This mansion in Abilene Kansas is unique due to the pristine shape and its past is still there! The two remaining sisters of the parents who owned the house passed away with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This mansion in Abilene Kansas is unique due to the pristine shape and its past is still there! The two remaining sisters of the parents who owned the house passed away with the idea of keeping everything in place. It has been preserved and continued by the new owner who lives in one of the bedrooms. There was a fire... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped and did the tour of this mansion. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the home and the times. It was also a treat to visit with the actual owner of the home. I would recommend this tour to anyone passing through the area. We truly enjoyed it.

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Irvine, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have visited many restored mansions throughout the U.S. Many have been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the original owners. What sets the Seelye Mansion apart from the others is that the owner actually lives there, and gives visitors a first person tour of his home. It hasn't been "restored," but it has been well maintained in spotless condition... More 

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Southern CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our group of five (aged 18 - 84) thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour full of history and amusing anecdote. Terry, the friendly owner, did not give the tour but came out to greet us when we arrived and later chatted with my father-in-law about the small Kansas town where my father-in-law... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Allow 2 hours for an excellent guided tour of this time warp house.The owner is such a genuine guy you could talk to him for hours.Definetely recommend this

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Terry terry terry... What can i say, he is very long winded and had story for everything in this massive house. I understand that he wants people to get their money s worth but come on man 3 hours! Would be interesting if it was a third of that time.

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Stock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lkie a time capsule, looking at a way of life that most could only dream off. Also got to meet the current owner, terry. Lovely chap

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This Grande old Girl is a very Luxurious home of 1905. Many ideas and items coming from the worlds fair. I enjoyed meeting the host/owner Terry. Lovely gentleman and an extraordinary gift he is sharing with the community and State of Kansas. Very informative and friendly staff. There were some changes in the home that kind of haunted me. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited this place recently with family and on first impressions I thought my socks were going to be bored off of my perspiring feet. A nice old lady who looked like the female version of Cornel Saunders showed us in and fair play for being 90+ years of age and still climbing and wailing up two flights of stairs... More 

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Provo, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Seelye Mansion is a spectacular 18th century building, lovingly maintained and full of treasures. Tours are small and led by friendly staff. It is on the national historical register and supported by donations.

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