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Address: 2010 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849
Phone Number: +1 308-865-8284
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2:00 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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Make sure and take the tour with a guide. Not real interesting without it. It is still a work in progress so check on it from time to time. Good example of late 19th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Larry H
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure and take the tour with a guide. Not real interesting without it. It is still a work in progress so check on it from time to time. Good example of late 19th century architecture.

Thank Larry H
Centennial, Colorado, United States
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124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Frank House is a Gilded Age mansion located on the west side of the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Parking is adjacent. Tours are given by volunteers. Our tour was given by a university student who was very knowledgeable about the house and the surrounding area. There is no admission fee. Donations are appreciated. The main level of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Guide made it good as she added the historical context to what was viewable. Under restoration but first floor complete, with second floor underway but you can tour all. Nice collection of period photos with nice touch of tablets where you can browse all the photos on display in the house. Really great they could save this example of high-end... More 

Thank ralph r
Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

Thank goldentraveler2015
Nappanee, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank 2013daytripper
North Platte, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

Thank Crystal J
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 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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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

1 Thank tucsonfolks
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.

1 Thank 71trish
Freedom, Indiana
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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

4 Thank Laurie-Ann C

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