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Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum

331 First Avenue East, Dyersville, IA 52040
563-875-2414
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Dyersville
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Davis, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

All the different dolls from all over the world are worth seeing, but I was pleasantly surprised by the old clothing and furniture in the basement and on the first floor. All were in excellent condition, so you can get a good idea of how they would have looked when the original owners first obtained them. They had some old... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The old house and furnishings are interesting, our guide was thorough and excellent. Surprisingly, this heterosexual male found the dolls interesting; some real antique dolls, plus Kewpie dolls, Barbies, Shirley Temple, and much more. The dolls with three faces were a little creepy, two are supposed to be covered by a bonnet, I think. Each room is a surprise.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My husband and I spent over one and half hours touring this amazing house and doll museum. Our guide Jeanette was very informative and pleasent. She showed us every inch of the house incuding the basement. Not only are the dolls exciting to see, but the furnishings in the house are magnificent. For a tour of yesteryear this is a... More

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