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JLK654 wrote a review Oct 2019
Lockport, Illinois20 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great chance to see the restored Betsy-Tacy houses in Mankato. Mankato was the real name for Deep Valley. Our guide was wonderful, had so much to tell us about the houses. A must for Maud Hart Loveless fans but of interest to anyone interested in the late 1800's.
Date of experience: October 2019
jmparry74 wrote a review Jun 2019
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
As a fan of the Betsy-Tacy books, I was excited to visit the houses where the author and her best friend grew up. They have been beautifully and lovingly restored to show life in the early 1900s. The guided tour was only $5, and the gift shop had an excellent selection! I will visit again!…
Date of experience: June 2019
diane_StPaul wrote a review Oct 2018
Saint Paul82 contributions21 helpful votes
The detail and time spent by tour guide Ann was amazing and the houses were amazing. She related numerous details tying them to stories in the books. Her attention also to other historical details were fascinating.
Date of experience: October 2018
Sharon T wrote a review Oct 2017
The tour guides are outstanding in their storytelling and knowledge of historical facts. they are especially good with children but any age person will enjoy this little piece of Mankato, MN history.
Date of experience: August 2017
Carole L wrote a review Nov 2016
Valrico39 contributions9 helpful votes
Even if you aren't a fan of the children's books you will be impressed by the period furniture and the history of the home. I had seen the home once before and enjoyed seeing it again.
Date of experience: October 2016