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Address: Hwy 'E', Boonville, MO
Phone Number: +1 660-882-5352
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Historic home, built in 1882,and farm still owned and preserved by the...

Historic home, built in 1882,and farm still owned and preserved by the Leonard family.

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A peek into the past

At one time this beautiful old place was a magnificent star along the highway. It contained many acres and was a showplace. The family is trying to keep the house going by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 16, 2015
michael r
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

At one time this beautiful old place was a magnificent star along the highway. It contained many acres and was a showplace. The family is trying to keep the house going by conducting tours. Papers of the famous inhabitants and their personal possessions are visible for viewing.

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3 Thank michael r
Rocheport, Missouri
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good for a rainy day activity. Becoming shoddy but has interesting history. Unfortunately the house and grounds have been allowed to deteriorate.

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4 Thank Charles C
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is NOT a museum and was never advertised as such. We have visited several times over the years and every tour has been unique. This is a family home and some may think it's within their right to voice their opinions about the state of said home, furnishings, and grounds, it's actually quite rude and we should be thankful... More 

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10 Thank Erika E
California, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was not able to take any photo's and that was not put on the website. Was bomb barded at one point with to much Information and not able to enjoy the room its self.....

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Warsaw, Missouri
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took a tour several years ago. It was really fascinating. The place is really run down a and such a shame. Would like to go back again. The owner has left things as they were in years past. I do wish it could be fixed up. The date of the visit is noted as November 2013, there was not... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stopped by on a Sunday morning and found the front gate open. We decided not to bother anyone since it was Sunday morning. What we did see was once a beautiful home. What a shame. We could see the curtains that are deteriorating in the windows. Not only the house but the out buildings are in dire need of... More 

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2 Thank Steve K
Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

You have to drive 10-15 minutes south on Route 5 from I-70 to find this house. Don't despair. Look for the house on the left soon after entering Bel Aire. You'll see an old peeling sign on your left with the driveway soon after. I would love to give this review five stars but it pains me to see such... More 

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10 Thank LifeWithNoRegrets
Bates City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Ravenswood is an interesting preserved 1880 home south of Boonville, Missouri on Highway 5. It has been in the same family for five generations. The home holds a 100-year old collection of furniture, clothing, china, glassware and photographs. My favorite room was the library. Its walls are lined with very old books of all types. We enjoyed touring the home... More 

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3 Thank Linda D
Columbia, Missouri, USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

This was a magnificent 19th century showpiece. Alas, the 20th century heirs have neglected it, and it can make historic preservationists cringe at the amount of capital it would take to make it presentable. Just waiting for the right Angel to come along, and persuade the absentee trustees that it's worth the effort. We're talking millions. The resident hosts are... More 

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5 Thank David_Finke
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

You'll rarely find a place like this, and it can't last forever. If you truly love authentic old houses filled with the original furnishings and the little things of daily life, this is it. It hasn't been renovated or redone, or sanitized to museum standards - it's just a very old place, still owned by its same family, falling gently... More 

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