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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Canandaigua
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Owner description: Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an antique greenhouse complex, and a Victorian mansion. Sonnenberg also features a gift shop, the Finger Lakes Wine Center, and wedding/reception rental facilities.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Glennville, Georgia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Home is nice but needs a lot of care.Beautiful furnishings in the home. The green houses need more up keep.

Visited July 2013
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great State Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is one of the nest historic state parks that New York has to offer. Unlike most mansion tours you are free to roam from room to room at your own pace. The guides were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Be sure to see the check out the Japanese garden. It is a wonderful spot to sit and relax.

Visited July 2013
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

These gardens were beautiful. It is well worth the visit to the gardens and mansion. The tour was informative and the mansion was amazing

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The mansion and grounds are beautiful but the inside was bland and unimpressive. If you've been to the mansions in Newport, RI, or The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, you can't find this very impressive. But, the people who work there are friendly and helpful.

Visited July 2013
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Lockport, New York
2 reviews
“Great place to imagine yourself being extermely wealthy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Very easy to find and conveniently located off of I-90. Beautiful mansion that does need a little more upkeep of the exterior but the interior is beautiful. Volunteer guides within the house were very helpful in answering any questions. The expansive grounds have many gardens that while nice looked like they could use a little help. But then again I do not know how much fundng they have and I am sure they have their priorities.

Just strolling the expansive grounds and seeing the views from the rooms in the mansion you truly get an idea of what it would be like to be extremely wealthy. I understand the husband was a founder of what is now Citibank as well as Chase Bank, enough said, To me well worth the admission price to spend a few hours seeing and day dreaming of what it would have been like to be extremely wealthy back in the day.

Visited July 2013
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