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“We enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Pabst 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 128 things to do in Milwaukee
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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.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“We enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Pabst Mansion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon just as the hourly tour was beginning. Our tour guide did a great job describing the history of all the different rooms of the Mansion and shared some interesting stories about the Pabst family. It is a beautiful building that was almost torn down in the 1970's. If you like history, you will enjoy a tour of the Pabst Mansion. They say its extra special how its decorated during the Christmas season!

Visited April 2013
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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Beautiful Mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A really beautiful old mansion in Milwaukee. We walked from our hotel and arrived at about 2:10 pm and there is a sign stating that tours started every hour on the hour. We left to do other things on our list and came back just before three and hung out in the gift shop. A very nice and interesting tour.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“got the last tour on Sunday, 3pm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were in Milwaukee for a wedding and did not have any time to site see. We had to pick two things to see, and this was one of them. Love to see the old houses, when people cared about their work and made things by hand. Very state of the art for its day.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A delightful surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We took some friends from out of town and ended up enjoying it as much as they did. The mansion is "small enough" to tour and feel that you've seen it in a reasonable time. The woodwork just takes your breath away. Our guide was knowledgeable without sounding canned.

Visited April 2013
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Oshkosh
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“Echoes of opulence, built on beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is really worth a visit--gives you a glimpse of a different era in Wisconsin's past, with wonderful wood work that shows the European craft tradition of the Pabst family. It took a friend visiting from out of state to get us inside a building we'd driven past hundreds of times--don't wait as long as we did.

Visited May 2012
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