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“pretty much a dream moment”

Karen Blixen Museum
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
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“pretty much a dream moment”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you are a fan of Karen Blixen ( Isaak Dinesen ) and Out of Africa then you will be sure to want to visit the home. Much of the original furnishings are gone as she sold most before she left Kenya, but there are some items and what was most interesting were reproductions of two of her oil paintings - I had not known that she painted and they were excellent portraits of her houseman and a beautiful Kikuyu girl. I had a guide which was worthwhile. It was pretty amazing to experience where she loved and lived. I cried.

Visited January 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Nice place to visit”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is really nice place for a day visit with family and friends. It helps if you know a bit about the history beforehand (or seen the movie Out of Africa!). Really beautiful gardens and house. There's also a coffee place nearby which does some yummy snacks.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“You've seen the movie.....”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The house and grounds are beautiful, the staff's eagerness to ensure you buy a ticket or make a purchase from the shop detracts from the experience a bit though.

Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Out of Africa”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is one of my favorite movies and I couldn't wait to visit the Karen Blixen Museum. It was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job sharing information about Karen Blixen and her life in Kenya. She included information about the filming of the movie as well. It is a beautiful place and so much fun to see.

Visited December 2012
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“A dream come true for me”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Out of Africa has been my favorite movie for over 25 years and Karen Blixen was a fascinating woman so I was thrilled to get to visit her home. It's just like in the movie and some artifacts in the interior are original (such as the famous cuckoo clock). The Kenyans really seem to revere her memory and some of the staff are volunteers.

Visited December 2012
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