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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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Great Tour and knowledgeable tour guide

My 13 year old daughter and I visited Villa Louis on Friday, April 24 for the Behind the Scenes tour. We were very impressed that we could actually walk into the rooms and get up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Rio, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My 13 year old daughter and I visited Villa Louis on Friday, April 24 for the Behind the Scenes tour. We were very impressed that we could actually walk into the rooms and get up closed to everything. Our tour guide (Susan) was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! My daughter took many pictures and really enjoyed it as much as I... More 

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Vinton, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We go there 2 times a year. In the spring and in the fall. My 10 year old loves going there and is very intrigued with the history and the period dressed tour guides. 90% of the household items are original to the family. If you love history, you will love the Villa Louis

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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