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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had our wedding on the Lanier Mansion grounds over Memorial Day weekend. The ceremony was held in the north gardens and the reception in the south gardens. Being that it is a historical site, there were many rules to follow which was to be expected. We were very pleased to find that numerous weekends were available to rent the... More

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Albion, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited the Lanier Mansion and enjoyed the tour and our tour guide. He was excellent and the house is beautiful. The gardens are pretty too.

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Saint Louis, MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Took the Mansion tour early on a Sunday morning. The tour guide was knowledgeable and let us know when answers to questions were just not available. The interior of the house has been well restored and has a number of unique architectural features. This is one of the first historical homes we have toured where we were allowed to visit... More

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Montezuma, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Inexpensive and decorated gorgeously. especially like the story of at the end of the tour kind of spooky in a way. Makes your heart skip a beat or at least it did me

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Bedford, Indiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We just come back from a trip to Madison and our our tour guide was very knowledgeable! I found the entire tour to be wonderful! Did not have any idea about Lanier and what he had done for our state! Love history so right up my alley Kristie

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