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Bonniebrook Historical Society and Kewpie Museum

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Address: 485 Rose Oneil Rd, Walnut Shade, Branson, MO 65771-9245
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Bonniebrook Museum and Historical House

Bonniebrook was the home to Kewpie Doll creator, Rose O'Neill. There is wonderful history in touring the historical home that Rose occupied along with her family to the museum... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
Shari S
Ozark, Missouri

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Ozark, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Bonniebrook was the home to Kewpie Doll creator, Rose O'Neill. There is wonderful history in touring the historical home that Rose occupied along with her family to the museum that houses much of her art, dolls and her life. She was a most interesting person and who wouldn't love the Kewpie dolls! You can find much more about Rose and... More 

Thank Shari S
Branson, Missouri
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Just a few miles north of Branson sits a lovely, large reconstructed home of Rose O'Neil - artist, illustrator and creator of the famous Kewpie Doll. Her life was fascinating and through the tour, you can hear all about it. The cost is only $8 and you can have a guided tour of the home, entrance to the Art Gallery... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Nice place to visit, and shop some. The folks are very friendly. It is a little out of the way, but worth the trouble of finding it.

1 Thank James F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is a fabulous historic home and gardens with it's own Fine Art Museum. Makes me proud to be a resident of Missouri to know that such a world-renowned woman of action, ingenuity, culture, and creativity once graced our area. A lodestar for women in the arts, at age 14 she stepped up to care for her family by winning... More 

4 Thank Chieflady
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you have ever been a fan of the Kewpie doll, you will want to visit Bonniebrook and learn about Rose O'Neill. We eat at a vintage restaurant named after the doll in Racine, Wi., so thought we would check this place out. Hearing about "a women before her time" was quite incredible. The doll made her wealthy, but her... More 

2 Thank champaignlady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a very well done museum/family estate/gallery! The museum and rebuilt, modern version of Rose O'Neill's family home (original burned to the ground in the 1940s) is fully air conditioned, so don't let that deter you on a hot, humid day! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and accessible by a garden style path. The cost for adults is $8... More 

3 Thank Alix1929
Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Started the tour, guided through Rose's home. Then we were free to walk the grounds, and see the family cemetery! Afterwards, we went through the Kewpie museum, and the a separate art gallery! Quite an experience that took us 2 or 3 hours. We took our time!

1 Thank kathy103
Kimberling City, Mo
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98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very fun place to visit and know that the lady who started the kewpie doll visited there often during her lifetime. It is a beautiful spot and very well kept home.

2 Thank Dianne M
Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2015

I love this museum,, very light and very clean...love the home, feels like a place that everyone would love to live, very peaceful

1 Thank lynn l
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was really interesting to me, loved looking at the old things and history. Some may not like it, but the interesting thing to me was the history and legend of this woman who created all of these dolls. She was a interesting woman who had her ups and downs in a era that was hard. I would recommend going... More 

1 Thank BJC483

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