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“Elegant theater in an elagant old home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hoyt Sherman Place

Hoyt Sherman Place
Ranked #24 of 60 things to do in Des Moines
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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Elegant theater in an elagant old home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The home was built at the turn of the century in 1877, and has been maintained very well. It does have a section of rooms with an art gallery, and civic events are held there. Some of the old rooms exist as they were then. You may tour the house if you come early for a show, or just make the tour as a trip.

But the centerpiece to me is the fine theater. It does not hold a large crowd, but attracts fine shows. Next show for us is the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas show. The seating is comfortable, and not too crowded like some other venues in Des Monies. (Civic Center!) There is even a half balcony which gives a truly excellent view of the stage. I highly recommend anyone seeing a show here.

Visited July 2013
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Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Timeless Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Have experienced a number of shows, events, weddings, here but so far my favorite was a solo accoustic show by Bryan Adams. Look forward to any show held here!

Visited October 2012
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Indianola
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Shows here are great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Love this venue! I've seen 2 shows there within the past 18 months. One was a concert (country star Trace Adkins with no opening act) and Tonic Sol Fa (an a cappella group of guys that sing a little of everything with much bantering and laughter). Every seat in the house is great. And the atmosphere and ambience of the ole' place is so neat. The only downside are the restrooms, which are located downstairs and contain only a few stalls.

Visited December 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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115 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful old historic venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a beautiful building on the inside and home to many entertainment events. The people that manage it however, I felt were kind of arrogant, I tangled with the lady once over an operational issue with the ticket office and access to it.

Visited March 2013
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Des Moines
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161 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great shows, customer friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went on one of the snowiest nights of the year. They allowed all persons to move forward regardless of seat assignments. We went from 11th row to 3rd row center.

Visited January 2013
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