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Villa Louis

521 N. Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
608-326-2721
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are in Prairie du Chien you must visit Villa Louis. Tour guide knew her stuff. Nicely restored.

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Clive, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were visiting extended family in Prairie du Chien to enjoy some time on the Mississippi. I had heard good things about Villa Louis and we decided to check it out before heading back to our home in central Iowa. My husband and I are both history buffs and our tour guide, Mattie, brought the home and other buildings to... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Mary was a GREAT guide - obviously loves the house and grounds as if they were her own! Very informative.

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The tour of the house was ok, Wish we could have seen more buildings, but something to do to kill time

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southern Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I didn't expect such a lovely mansion so far north on the Mississippi. The tour explained the history of the family and the house and grounds. It is restored very beautifully and very authentically. Photos along the way show how faithful the restoration is. The guide was very informative. for us history lovers-a great stop!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very nice excursion, beutiful property... We had really nice time. We went to Villa Louis as a family: my dad, me , my wife and my daughter and all were impressed by its beuty..

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I toured the Villa with my friend who has traveled and toured historic spots in many countries. We both agreed that this was well worth the visit. It was delightful to tour this Victorian era mansion and hear that 90% of the furnishings are from the original owners. A big plus is seeing the large, black and white, historical photos... More

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