Governor's Mansion
Governor's Mansion
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This two-story brick Georgian Colonial-style home built in 1957 is open for half-hour Thursday afternoon tours which include a unique doll collection of the state's first ladies in their inaugural gowns and information about the mansion furnishings.
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL17,984 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
In my walk around the Capitol, I noticed this large house behind an iron fence and it was an unexpected surprise to see the Governor's Mansion. It was a nice house, but not really Nebraskan. It's colonial column facade seemed more suited for an eastern Capitol. Still several of the trees and plants were in bloom and pretty. Additionally, you could see it from the 14th floor observatory of the Capitol. Most states do not have their mansion that close to Capitol. I guess it is a practical location which did seem so Nebraskan.
Written May 1, 2023
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Laura L
Floyds Knobs, IN29 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
We were given a tour of the Mansion by a very knowledgeable guide. Our guide enjoyed her job and made the tour fun. If you have the time and tours are available, it is worth seeing.
Written July 3, 2016
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Tom B
Gulfport, MS1,267 contributions
Jun 2016
We did the Capitol tour - and noticed the Governors Mansion had tours the same day in the afternoon. Had lunch and decided to go for it. Worth the visit - some interesting decor and bits of Nebraska History. Would do it again!
Written June 23, 2016
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dave f
Lincoln, NE98 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This structure was no doubt converted from a National Mid-Priced Hotel Chain of indeterminate origin, possibly Ramada, but could be some other. I am not an expert on this. Service is sketchy, as occupants have seriously mismanaged health care, corrections, tourism and other responsibilities under their domain. One can only hope that their residency here is a short-lived one, but that may be unlikely, as the landlords have a history of placing incompetent partisans here for some time now. We'll see.
Written November 29, 2016
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JosephPlattsmouthNe
Greenwood, NE406 contributions
A modern non descript colonial revival house which replaced a beautiful 19th century mansion; has no connection to Nebraska culture or history. Unimaginative architectural statement. For a governors mansion worth seeing, I recommend Iowa's Terrace Hill in Des Moines.
Written December 23, 2011
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747MusicMaker
Unadilla, Nebraska, United States98 contributions
Mar 2015
Enjoyable to see some of our state's historical treasures in this stately home, which is formal yet clearly family-oriented. The governor's pet pooch welcomed us at the front door, and the first lady soon followed, chatting with us as we toured. Admirable and long successful is the mansion's program of using prison inmates on work release as staff. This prestigious opportunity has given the first family loyal friends and has helped staff members show the public that they are capable of excellence.
Written February 9, 2016
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LocalTraveler90
Lincoln, Ne91 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Across the street you will find the incredible State Capital Building. Go there instead of here. The gov's mansion looks like a 1960's Ramada Inn - both inside and out. And our current governor is too rich and special to even consider living in this dump. It's insipid and booring. Nothing to see here, move along, this is not the building you are looking for - I warned you!
Written January 13, 2016
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carol11111
Colorado Springs, CO34 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
Beautiful old building with lots of history. Tours of main floor (living room, dining rooms, sun room, office) and lower level (meeting room, doll & dish collections).. Doll collection representing wives of governors (plus one husband),dress in gowns representing one of their favorites. Some past governors wives have also left a piece of jewelry or keepsake which are on display. Loved the formal dining room and the sun room. Large silver pieces, chandeliers & rotating art exhibit.
Written April 25, 2013
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trooper198
Lincoln, NE813 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
Stopped in at the Governor's residence for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. Very very nice. Elegant and classy. Hard to believe people actually live there. A must see.
Written April 9, 2013
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Bob S
Omaha, NE1,149 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Yes, this was once the Governor's Mansion. But compared to home being built today in exclusive neighborhoods, this Mansion is well past it's time. I'm not really sure if it gets used much or if its just a icon of the State. Its was fun to tour and there is plenty of history here, The staff was very nice and the place is kept nice. I don't think kids today would really appreciate visiting, but adults still might like it. Located near the Capitol so you can visit both at the same time.
Written July 3, 2018
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