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“Interesting”
Review of Dowling House

Dowling House
Ranked #16 of 45 things to do in Galena
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Interesting home and history. I am not convinced it was worth $9. A couple light bulbs had burned out but not replaced- a little dark.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historic story”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a fun break from all the shopping in Galena. The home is full of antiques and stories! It takes about 30minutes and the women who told the story of the building and the families that lived there did a wonderful job!!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Denise F
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have toured a number of similar places and I originally was not all that excited about going. I learned SEVERAL new things and the story of the home was very interesting too.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Sandra C
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's odd that's paired with the Belvedere Mansion as the two tours could not be more different. If you're into history, this is a great tour. If you want to see a fancy house with lots of stuff, see the Belvedere Mansion.

If you're interested at all in the history of Galena and life during the days of the lead mines, this is a tour you really need to take.

Visited October 2013
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Denton, Texas
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unusual House - Interesting History”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This tour was great because the house has a somewhat unusual history. It's hard to believe that this home is located right in the middle of the downtown area. I would definitely recommend a visit, but do not opt for the two house deal they offer - discounted ticket if you purchase a tour of the Belvedere Mansion and Dowling House. Save your money and just stick with the Dowling House tour.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Meggan S
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