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Villa Louis

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Address: 521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
Phone Number: 608-326-2721
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a...

This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.

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A Victorian Treasure

So much social history in this place. The Villa and outbuildings and grounds depict life for the upper class and their servants during the late 1890's, especially the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cascade, Wisconsin

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Cascade, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much social history in this place. The Villa and outbuildings and grounds depict life for the upper class and their servants during the late 1890's, especially the extravagance of the rich. {Louis Dousman may have been Wisconsin's first millionaire.} Almost 95% of the furnishings are original to the house. The attention to recreating the Villa to look as it... More 

Thank lark77
Platteville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history to hear about here! Great for a family trip and a cute gift shot too! Also, a great photo-opt spot too!

Thank Laura J
Janesville, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a guided tour I had been looking forward to for many years after reading historical novels by August Derleth about the Dousman family. Fantastic, but not what i expected. I was expecting it to be the Dousman Mansion down the road we were going to tour, not the House on the Mound. Oh, well! Live and learn, and... More 

Thank rancher1000
Gloucester, Virginia
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informative tour by a fairly knowledgable guide. Victorian style home with a lot of nice antiques. 1 small needlepoint picture in the main hallway that really caught my eye for it's excellent detail.

Thank Speckul8r
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting family in the area and came upon this gem. What a treat to see the Victorian home with all its accoutrements still in place ! Our guide Trevor was also a gem - his in-depth knowledge of the history and habits of Dousman family and his obvious enthusiasm for the history of the area made it all... More 

Thank SueBa2015
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have guided tours of the home and grounds along the Mississippi. The home is very ornate and interesting. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. Tour takes about an hour.

Thank OshkoshTraveler1
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130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Amazing. We visited as participants in the annual War of 1812 event and loved it. The property and staff are amazing. Well worth the stop to see the mansion.

Thank LondonWesty
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Toured the grounds and buildings with great tour guide! Even brought our kids and they liked it! Went during the weekend of the 1812 war reenactment so it was busier than usual. The reenactment was LOUD and a little longer than our kids would've liked but it got their attention. Enjoyed the kid friendly activities (stilts, militia march) but these... More 

Thank kirstenliv
Dodge, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Really enjoyed our tour, was just the two of us so could ask many questions. Beautiful house and grounds. Many other buildings to explore.

Thank Peggy K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a must see if you are anywhere close to Prairie du Chien and have an interest in history. The house has been incredibly restored, with 90% of the original furnishings, and the vintage photos are proof of that. Allow at least 2 hours for both the guided tour and your self tour. (Note: guided tours are stated to... More 

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