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Fascinating historic home

This is an interesting old house. Unlike so many of these homes, this was not built as a grand... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
Not just dolls

I actually would like to request they don't call this a doll museum, as the home itself is the... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
The Cincinnati Region
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331 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA 52040-1204
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is an interesting old house. Unlike so many of these homes, this was not built as a grand showcase home. Only half of it is original, the second half was added later when another house was attached to it. The interior is still impressive...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J G
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I actually would like to request they don't call this a doll museum, as the home itself is the jewel! The furniture, the replica wall paper, the dishes and chandeliers are all wonderful. Upstairs (they do have a small elevator), in the bedrooms are the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dmelinemail
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Ideal home for a large variety, of preciously unique dolls!!!! The tour of the Dyer-Botsford house gives a comprehensive history of Dyersville's founding and. families of the homeowners!!!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Marge S
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We almost didn't got there because we are not that interested in dolls. But we are interested in historic houses, and this give a very complete tour from basement to second floor. Much has been done to restore it to the right time period. What...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mbabe58
Reviewed July 23, 2017

My wife wanted to check out this museum so I went along with her. We thought there would just be dolls; it definitely is not just all dolls. The Dyer-Botsford Historical House and Doll Museum is packed full of area historical items. The house is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank William P
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had at this doll Museum . We were over at the comfort Inn in Dyersville for one night stay and the front desk staff was telling other guest about this museum on our day of our check out. Well we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 13521FZ
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Visited with my wife, who was keen to see the doll collection, during a mid-west road trip. The lady guide who showed us round was very friendly and interesting and we spent over an hour viewing the rooms and doll collection of which there are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Geoffers1817
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This house right on 1st Ave holds so much more than I ever imagined! There are pieces of Dyersville history highlighted as well as a doll museum that is something I have never seen before! Take your time as you go through this-there is so...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jessica P
Reviewed August 28, 2015

Located in a majestic mansion on the western side of town, the museum is obviously a pride of the community and a wonderful place to visit. Be sure to ask for the location of the Dyer Mansion as well and have lunch at the Country...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Randy L
Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you think that all you are going to see are a bunch of old dolls you are very mistaken. The Dyer-Botsford Historical House and Doll Museum is packed full of local historical items so much so that they are running out of room. I...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank dennis k
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February 10, 2015|
Response from dennis k | Reviewed this property |
They close at 4pm.