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Address: Hwy. 141, Manning, IA 51455
Phone Number: 712-655-3131
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Manning
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

While the Barnhaus itself didn't take long to see, the entire complex was worth the trip. The Barnhaus was constructed in Germany in the 1660s (yes, it's that old). It was totally dismantled, shipped to the US, and it was reassembled in its present location. My only complaint was that the Barnhaus and other buildings had numerous large signs on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Loved the location the setting and everything. Was there for a wedding reception and had a great time.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Even though we had to do all the set up and clean up, this was a magnificent place to have a summer wedding. The staff (made up of mostly volunteers) was very accommodating!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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179 reviews 179 reviews
73 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Coming back from Des Moines left I80 to the Danish Windmill (Elk Horn), the little mermaid (Kimballton) and just had to see the hausbarn in Manning. Fantastic setting a lot of old history in the Bauernhaus (aka hausbarn). Then 141 back to I29 and off to Rapid City - fantastic site.

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Pella, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is a faithfully-reconstructed Hausbarn that was originally in Germany.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We really enjoyed the Manning Heritage Park, very interesting and well-maintained. The hausbarn was brought over from Germany, it was buit in 1660. Something you will not see in the U.S. and great historical artifacts and interesting displays. The farmstead and church were also great, farmstead we really enjoyed! If you like historical sites, you will not be disappointed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdld/sets/72157624631915550/

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Coralville, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

The quiet quant town of Manning is very friendly and amazingly vibrant. There aren't the thrills or accomodations one would normally associate with a vacation spot, but instead a family friendly experiance.

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