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Address: Hwy. 141, Manning, IA 51455
Phone Number: 712-655-3131
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Medieval Hausbarn

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Friendly docents, lovely countryside. Yes, I am biased, this is my hometown!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
Joleen S
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Council Bluffs
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Council Bluffs
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Friendly docents, lovely countryside. Yes, I am biased, this is my hometown!

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Manilla, Iowa
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We live close by and were able to see the Hausbarn reassembled after it was shipped over from Germany. The Hausbarn is a wonderful place to see, it has been furnished like a typical one from Germany. There is a film of the crew from Germany building and making the thatched roof, that was something to see.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

WE had a wedding here and the lady who runs the facility was very rude after we had rented the property, We missed wedding pictures because she said we could not get ready because she has paying customers. We were promised 4 days to decorate we got 2. We were promised to Monday night to clean up after the wedding,... More 

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Hausbarn, Manager at Hausbarn, responded to this review

There is no excuse for rudeness ever and we apologize for that. Communication is the key to a successful event for all parties. There have been 110 weddings in the Park in the last five years, many of them outside. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The residents of Manning are very proud of this authentic Hausbarn which was disassembled in Holstein, Germany, shipped to the U.S., and reassembled on open land at the edge of town. On the same grounds is the Carroll County "Freedom Rock", one of 99 which will be painted in each county in Iowa. If you go, be sure to take... More 

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1 Thank 777catherinet
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This authentic Hausbarn was brought from Germany to Manning, Iowa, in 1996, and reassembled by German craftsmen. It sits on a farmstead that has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, which includes a 1917 Arts and Crafts House, a carriage house with the farm manager's apartment, a barn, scale house, chicken house, and even a separate building... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

While the Barnhaus itself didn't take long to see, the entire complex was worth the trip. The Barnhaus was constructed in Germany in the 1660s (yes, it's that old). It was totally dismantled, shipped to the US, and it was reassembled in its present location. My only complaint was that the Barnhaus and other buildings had numerous large signs on... More 

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Glenview
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Loved the location the setting and everything. Was there for a wedding reception and had a great time.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Even though we had to do all the set up and clean up, this was a magnificent place to have a summer wedding. The staff (made up of mostly volunteers) was very accommodating!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Coming back from Des Moines left I80 to the Danish Windmill (Elk Horn), the little mermaid (Kimballton) and just had to see the hausbarn in Manning. Fantastic setting a lot of old history in the Bauernhaus (aka hausbarn). Then 141 back to I29 and off to Rapid City - fantastic site.

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Pella, Iowa
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is a faithfully-reconstructed Hausbarn that was originally in Germany.

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Thank Janice W

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