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Address: 2010 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849
Phone Number: +1 308-865-8284
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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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Great history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Nappanee, Indiana
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Nappanee, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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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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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Coulee Dam, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Harvard
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is the most gorgeous house. This is the 3rd mansion Mr Frank built before he went bankrupt during the depression. The rooms & furnishing are fabulous. You HAVE to see it to believe it. They are renevating it back to it's original & are doing it all on just donations. So they need our help. This is a 3... More 

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