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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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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A wonderful piece of history right in Madison. The tour guides are always so full of information and know that house like the back of their hand. It was a fun little trip and cheap fun at that.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I enjoyed hearing about the life of Mr. Lanier and his family. He was very central to early Indiana history, and I had never heard his name.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who knew how important James Lanier was to the state of Indiana. I will not spoil that in this review but encourage you to take the tour and learn more about this important person and this amazing mansion.

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Brookville, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati
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135 reviews 135 reviews
50 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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