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Historic General Dodge House

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605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-6614
+1 712-322-2406
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Interesting look into life in the late 19th century

This is the longtime home of one of Council Bluffs most prominent & interesting citizens. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tshasen
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
Delightful Visit

My sister and I visited on a Saturday afternoon. It ended up that we were the only two visiting... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
CLM59_59
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Detroit, Michigan
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605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-6614
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the longtime home of one of Council Bluffs most prominent & interesting citizens. There are many historic artifacts that bring to life the story of General Dodge, his family and their place in history. The house is beautifully restored and is well worth...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My sister and I visited on a Saturday afternoon. It ended up that we were the only two visiting. The guides were very friendly and answered all of our questions. Their warm welcome made us feel more like we were visiting their home and not...More

Thank CLM59_59
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

I enjoyed this historic home we were allowed to go through the home on our own at our leisure. The rooms were amazing each one decorated beautifully. The home is 3 stories plus a basement and in the parlor they have a 15 minute presentation...More

Thank Audrey K
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Christmas trees in every room. My spouse had been wanting to see this historic home for years. We finally made the time and it was well worth it. What an amazing story about a very impressive man! And what a gorgeous house!

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The volunteers are so friendly and informative dressed in period costumes for the Christmas season. The Christmas decorations make the Dodge House magical at Christmas. Love the period furniture and the Victorian style house. Must See.

Thank EnjoyedVisit
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Different Christmas tree in each room. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Must see. $7 for people under 62 years of age. Watch the 20 minute video first in the house next door.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

we by here and checked this out while we were in council bluffs visiting the place has a lot of character. beautiful inside and out

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The city's history is tied to the railroad and westward expansion. General Dodge was a key player and a tour of his mansion is very educational. Not ideal for anyone with a disability due to stairs however.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

You start at the house next door, the August Beresheim House, where you will get your tickets to tour the General Dodge House ($5 pp for seniors). You can look around this beautiful old house (the staircase is really neat) and there is a video...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Toured the General Dodge House, which was a very expensive home back in it's day. What I liked was that we could tour the home on our own without a guide, which allowed us to take our time, read about the history. All items in...More

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