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Seelye Mansion

PO Box 337, Abilene, KS
(785)263-1084
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Abilene
Type: Historic Sites
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Perry, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was privileged to be at an evening reception and group at the Mansion for dinner and reception. Our Host-Owners were awesome and generous with tours throughout the estate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We always love to visit historical houses in the areas that we travel to. This was a great surprise find. We were in town to visit the Eisenhower Library and found this historical home. The tour guide Michael was wonderful. All the furnishings are original to the homeowner. Very interesting story regarding the home owners. So glad we toured this... More

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Merriam, Kansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You would not believe this wonderful home. The preservation is remarkable and story behind the home is one that visitors of any age will enjoy. Please make sure to see it when you are in the area or just make a special trip to Abilene.

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Arrow Rock, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Oh what a home!! Very impressive. Thank goodness for Mr. Terry! Highly highly highly recommend this tour! So much history. Everything is original - they will let you try put almost everything. You really get a sense of the family history. Our tour guide did an excellent job too!

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Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My family recently visited Abilene, KS with the destination being the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum. We visited in the morning and on a whim after reading the reviews about the Seelye Manson on tripadvisor we thought "why not" stop by and do the tour. What a great decision. Our tour lasted approximately 3 hours. Our tour guide was the current... More

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Los Angeles
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7 attraction reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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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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