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Address: 2010 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849
Phone Number: +1 308-865-8284
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Another wonderful place to take our visitors.

This house is fascinating. The woodwork was all hand done in the late 1800's. The tour guide has wonderful facts to tell the group and if you like history, this is a place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This house is fascinating. The woodwork was all hand done in the late 1800's. The tour guide has wonderful facts to tell the group and if you like history, this is a place to enjoy. We learned so much about Kearney by taking our visitors to this beautiful house.

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Nappanee, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The guide who helped us was a student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She was a delight. You can tour the home, read the history at your leisure, and give a donation to offset the cost of preserving the home. Great Idea!

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The history we learned about the Kearney area on this tour was quite interesting. We did not know that Kearney had trolley's at one point or that they had them before the more famous San Francisco. Being the first house this side of the river to have electricity and other more modern conveniences was also an interesting note. The architecture... More 

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Will S, Director at The Frank House, responded to this review

Crystal, Thanks for your review! We are in the process of designing a new exhibit for the museum and, rest assured, the new design will keep the window clear for photos. Until then, please feel free to ask one of our tour guides to temporarily move the exhibit labels. We are happy to help! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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220 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I love old house and buildings. This place filled the bill. The gentleman at the house was very informative and provided us with a great tour. This is an 1880s house that cost around $42000 during time when the normal house cost around $2000. This house had a finished basement. Yes, that's right, a finished basement. Most houses during this... More 

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tucson az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a large, elegant Victorian home right on the college campus. They give a guided tour with lots of info about the home and about the owner/builder. Poor mr frank lost it after only five years due to financial reversals.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Well kept home, beautiful tiles in the house and pretty and peaceful grounds near college campus, interesting tour. Decorated for holidays.

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Freedom, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The instant I saw the window I knew it was by Tiffany, ten foot tall Tiffany stained glass window is absolutely beautiful! The Frank House is free to tour and the window alone makes it a worthwhile stop but if you are a woodwork hound then the house is full of treasures to discover. Th workmanship is exquisite. Restoration is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We spent a couple of hours here today. The young man who served as our tour guide was simple awesome. His name was Brian Whetstone. He is a local high school student, but he is one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have ever encountered. He answered all of our questions and gave us lots of information about the... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Built in the 1880's, it is the first house west of the Mississippi tohave both plumbing and electricity. Its many fireplaces feature Austrian tiles of many colors. Some artifacts in the home (marked with red ribbons) are original possessions of the Frank family. Mr. Frank had previously built mansions in Corning, Iowa, and Warsaw, New York. The Corning house was... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a grand house built in the late 1800's with plumbing and electricity. The builder was a local developer who helped bring electrification to the entire community through a canal system that provided hydrolelectric power. The house is grand and the tour guides were excellent. Beautiful wood carving throughout the house as well as a large Tiffany stained glass... More 

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Address: Address: 2010 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849
Phone Number: +1 308-865-8284
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
Open Hours:
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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