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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Brookville, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Having been to Madison several times- I am unsure why we have never before done the tour of the mansion. It was fascinating, and our guide was very knowledgeable. We will probably take the tour again sometime- just to once again visit such an amazing piece of Indiana history.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took a guided tour of Lanier Mansion and enjoyed learning about Indiana's historic landmark, however some areas of the mansion were closed for renovation.

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If your in Madison, Indiana, a tour of the Lanier Mansion is definitely worth a visit. The tour starts at the top of the hour, very reasonably priced, and lasts about one hour. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and explained various intricate features of the mansion clearly. The mansion is in great shape and has been restored to... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're in Madison, please make it a priority to tour the Lanier Mansion. The architecture and historic furnishings are worth the very inexpensive entrance fee. If you have a chance to see it a Christmas, please make it a point to be there! WOW! How beautiful!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Lanier Mansion tour was one of the most interesting mansion tours I have been on and I've been on many. The Madison Visitor's Center is located right across the street - you can park your car for free, browse through brochures for the whole state of Indiana, and purchase your tickets to Lanier at the visitor's center. It's also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Lanier Mansion and to the visitor center across the street. Very informative docent.

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Colfax, IN
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our Girl Scout troop of teenagers enjoyed the tour and the gardens and the view of the river. Very interesting hearing about why the Lanier Mansion is the first historic site in Indiana. We had just visited the Springdale Cemetery and saw the Lanier family plot, so the stories meant a little more to us.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were very pleased to take the tour. It was quite surprising to hear what Mr Lanier had done for the state of Indiana in its infancy. It was even more startling to realize Indiana history makes little reference to him The house was fascinating to tour and a great tour guide

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This Historical House is quite a show. Antiques remain in the house and home was restored several years ago. The outside makes great photo opportunities.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've been 4 times now, and this is one of my favorite stops in Madison. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and friendly.

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