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Villa Louis

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Address: 521 N. Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone Number: 608-326-2721
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Description: This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a...
This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.
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Outstanding experience

Villa Louis is an historic home on Saint Feriole Island. It is beautifully restored and would be an experience just to walk through but with out guide, Susan, it was an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Marianna287
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Villa Louis is an historic home on Saint Feriole Island. It is beautifully restored and would be an experience just to walk through but with out guide, Susan, it was an outstanding experience. She not only answered all of our questions but allowed us plenty of time to explore thing of personal interest. Unfortunately it was bitterly cold so exploring... More 

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the best and most complete example of a 1990's Victorian house I have seen in my travels across the USA. Approximately 90% of the furniture and fixtures that the owners possessed were preserved... pictures from the era helped restore the Villa to its 1990s grandeur. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. A "must see"!

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Appleton, WI, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

BE there in time for a tour on the hour starting around 9:30. Mary was very informative about the home and the family, allowing for our own exploring when necessary.

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Waverly, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Tour guide was very knowlegable, descriptive and Thorough. So cool to see everything in its Original look and feel.

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Madison, Wi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have visited many historical homes. The tour guide was excellent and the home lovely. Villa Louise is more than just the magnificent homes, there are several other buildings on the site and the mighty Mississippi.

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Savanna
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The guided tour lasted about 1&1/2 to 2 hours and included the mansion, grounds, and a few out buildings. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The mansion is located in a very interesting waterfront district with other attractions.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A great visit to a truly beautiful restored house and grounds. The guided tour is at least an hour long and then you will want to spend time in the out building.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Mary was our tour guide. She gave us a great history lesson on this site. The house is gorgeous; and, I can just see chosen guests going in the front door at Christmas. Was treat that must have been. I would recommend this tour to everyone!

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Oak Creek
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting tour of elegant mansion and beautiful grounds. Tout guide was quite knowlegeable and really took us back in time. Very interesting story of families rise to wealth personal tragedies and resilience. Decor and tour continuity made me feel like I was almost there with the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The mansion and grounds are beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The carriage classic was also going on so that was an added bonus.

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