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“Wonderful Tour of a Gorgeous Mansion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pabst Mansion

Pabst Mansion
2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
414-931-0808
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Ranked #9 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst's castle-like home was built in Flemish Renaissance style on Milwaukee's Grand Avenue of Mansions.
Nashville, TN
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“Wonderful Tour of a Gorgeous Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A very knowledgeable guide provided an excellent tour of the beautiful Pabst Mansion. If you love history and/or architecture, this is the tour for you. The elegant rooms and marvelous details are the landscape of the tour interwoven with historical facts and stories of the Pabst family. Some further restoration is still planned for the future, but what has been done is wonderful. A fantastic amount of Pabst family pieces reside in their original setting. The only disappointment of the tour was that they do not allow photography inside the mansion. The Pabst Mansion is a must-see stop on a trip to Milwaukee.

Visited September 2012
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Elgin, Illinois
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“Terrific Restoration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This classic building is being brought back to it's original condition by wonderful craftsmen, and the tour guides were most informative and knew their history in great detail.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Great Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I (25yr) didn't think the Pabst Mansion was going to be anything special...I can say I was definitely proven wrong! From the outside the Mansion doesn't look all that impressive, but don't let that stop you from taking a tour; the inside and amenities of the house are what is truly impressive! The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and are willing to answer any questions you may have. For only a few bucks, this was a great tour and I will/would go back again!

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Excellent tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our tour lasted over and hour and covered nearly everything on the first and second floors of this marvelous old house.
The only thing we didn't like was the no photo policy.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, TX
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“Thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Our docent was so knowledgeable!! The woodwork, the wallpaper, the attention to detail in the mansion is awesome! It is a work in progress but it is worth a visit if you have a couple of days in Mikwaukee!

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