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Joslyn Castle

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Address: 3902 Davenport St., Omaha, NE 68131
Phone Number: 402-595-2199
Description: The estate of entrepreneur George Joslyn and his wife Sarah.
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Architecturally interesting

I'm always impressed by fancy architecture. A visit to Joslyn takes you back to old school opulence. Makes you wish you were a mogul in the age of America's rise. The only thing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm always impressed by fancy architecture. A visit to Joslyn takes you back to old school opulence. Makes you wish you were a mogul in the age of America's rise. The only thing that made me mark this 4 vs 5 stars is I think the grounds could be better kept up. It's not bad, but it could surely be... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There are certainly far better old house museums in the U.S., but as this is really the only one of its kind in Omaha, it must be embraced for what it is. It has good bones for what one day could be a great tourist attraction. At present, however, one must view it as a work in progress. Donated to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,008 reviews 1,008 reviews
788 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The building is only open a dew times a year but when it is you need to take the time to visit bad get a glimpse of a begone era

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having just came earlier in the day from the Dodge house in Iowa we were sadly disappointed. Yes this is a beautiful house and wonderful staff but the more we heard about all the things during the tour that the OPS Omaha Public Schools did during their time of ownership made me want to slap someone from the school board.... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Recently attended a rehearsal dinner at Joslyn Castle. The home is magnificent and was enhanced by beautiful linens and centerpieces chosen by the family. The food was delicious. Because everything = dishes, bar, music, etc. must be rented and brought it, it does require a lot of extra work, but it was so worth it. There were docents in attendance... More 

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Blair, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great place to get some history on Nebraska's first families. Most exceptional during the holidary as the decorations make the place more beautiful than normal. Take a tour and revisit the Joslyn's and all the history that goes with the place

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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201 reviews 201 reviews
47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

this place has a lot of old charm. interesting history. worth the trip to see it. I will have to return again sometime.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A wonderful place to enjoy music in the small music room, or a fun place for a wedding. Come, enjoy the beautiful woodwork, the wonderful feel of another time.

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Omaha Ne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Visited there while attending a Rose society meeting. love the grounds and the historical building. It is nice to see that they are once again restoring it back to its grandeur. The place is beautiful and would make a beautiful setting for a wedding-reception

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I still love to drive by there ever chance that I get. The structure is surely that of what can be found over in Germany. It was beautiful inside, and the history of the things are fantantisc.

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