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Painted Ladies

Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #113 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Description: A famous stretch of colorful Victorian-style house.
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This tow of houses and the grassy mound in front of them has been photographed and used in so many films. It is well worth going to see them, they are really lovely,not only that the whole area has a rare quaint appeal to it. I'm glad I went to see this iconic area during my visit. Would have liked... More

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were extremely lucky when we went to see the Painted Ladies. One of them was open for an Estate sale so we walked in and were able to visit the whole house. However, what is going on? Is the city doing something to protect this landmark or is it solely the owner's responsibility to maintain the houses? Some of... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Sorry to report half of the "ladies" are covered in scaffold and construction cloth...making that "great view" not so great. Certainly not a picture moment worth trying to fit into your city tour. Nice park to enjoy...just not the reason to visit this little hillside unless you are here for weeks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I circled the block 3 times until I finally found a place on the street. Walked up crazy steep hills to get through the park to see them. They are a beautiful set of Victorian homes for sure. In fact there were several other pretty homes in the area. It was on my list of things to do while I... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They are very pretty and I've not seen any others in any other cities. But once you've seen the exteriors, you're finished. There is enough traffic behind you to make stopping (or even slowing down) impractical. You could park (if you're lucky) to see them, but I'm not sure it's worth the time.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, we visited while two of the houses were being renovated. Our hop-on hop-off tour did not have a stop close by so after the long walk from Haight Ashbury we were disappointed upon arrival. We still took pictures! The park beside them does allow dogs off leash so be careful if you don't like dogs!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

beautiful victorian homes and the park was wonderful and packed with friendly people! The day we went it was little windy and some of the houses were being renovated but overall a great experience!

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is def a must stop for anyone going to San Fran, however when we went two of them were under construction so it was a bit of a bummer. There is a really nice park to walk around and hang out in if you have time, so it kinda made it worth it. We still took pics even though... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were a little disappointed because two of the 7 ladies were covered in scaffolding. Appreciate that they need to be refreshed but sad that it was at the time we visited. Great views of the City in the background!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

some of them were under construction or renovation when we were there. They look better on TV. Not worth the effort it took to get there.

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