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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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Engaging History Lesson

There is a lot to learn and see here from early fur trading and westward expansion to life in Victorian times. The restoration of the house is impressive. Take the tour. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to learn and see here from early fur trading and westward expansion to life in Victorian times. The restoration of the house is impressive. Take the tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and engaging. This is a real hidden gem.

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near Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Villa Louis includes a lovely park, very close to the Mississippi River. While we awaited our tour, we enjoyed the gift shop, which has appropriate and well-priced items. Laura, our guide, gave some background on the Dousman family before we headed to the house. The house itself is charming, with many original furnishings. In each room, Laura wove stories of... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We didn't pay to tour the house but the grounds and surrounding area are very pretty!! We had lunch in the park along the river!!

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Villa Louis is a really neat place to stop and visit. The young lady that gave the tour did a real nice job, but my wife and I had a little trouble catching everything that she told us. She did know the information about the Villa for sure. It is hard to believe the luxuries that this home had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It had been years since I last visited with my mother, came here on a solo trip Sunday the 16th, and found it to be a more extensive tour than the last time! Got to see (on this guided tour) the office building (complete with locally made phone), the main floor of the Main House (which I had seen years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We toured Villa Louis with our 12 year old granddaughter and we all enjoyed it. The house and grounds are beautiful. Our guide was knowledgeable. We were very glad we visited.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having visited Prairie du Chien often to visit my family that lives there, I finally got to go to the Villa Louis about a month ago. I found the tour fascinating (being a history fan) and enjoyed being able to have free reign outside, where we could walk around and look at things not just from the Villa Louis but... More 

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Stockton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took the tour on a whim and was glad I did. Lovely estate and very interesting tour guide. Worth the money.

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san antonio, texas, usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

tour guide wasn't friendly, I asked if I could take pictures, NO!! was her response; couldn't see much of the displays she was discussing since they use what she termed copies of original light bulbs. She also said the huge safe in the office building was made and imported from France but the name on the front of the door... More 

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Sun Prairie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife is an avid fan of Victorian homes and we were looking forward to our visit. We got a 2pm tour of the office and house. The guide was informative about the Dousman family that owned the home in the early 1800s. The home decor was excellent as it contained period pieces from the 1890s. We were disappointed as... More 

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