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“A Definite Gem...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salisbury House

Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA
(515) 274-1777
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Ranked #8 of 94 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: The King's House in Salisbury, England, was the inspiration for this Tudor mansion.
Des Moines, IA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A Definite Gem...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I live in Des Moines and decided to take the tour one weekend afternoon. It was a really neat place and I liked that fact that they had made little change to the original structure. It was fun to step back in time and imagine yourself living there. I'd recommend for families, singles, couples... anyone that enjoys history.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Ames, Iowa
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“An amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Do not miss the Chamber Music Concert series in this house. The decorated room with aged wood floor and wall has an excellent sound quality.

Visited January 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“An unexpected gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you like big classic mansions, you'll like Salisbury House. The staff is knowledgable of the history of the home and its owners. The property is nestled among the woods.

Visited December 2011
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Clive
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“Fun Halloween event”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The whole family (kids ages 17, 14, 12 and 7) all had a good time at the Halloween celebration. Cheap, and fun to see the 'castle' at this time of year.

Visited October 2012
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Ankeny, Iowa
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“Not what I expected, even better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

A wonderful place to visit, the art is incredible, really a must see. The tour guides are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, a guide walked around with my sister and me answering questions even though we only paid to tour the house ourselves. I will definitely be back!

Visited August 2012
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