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Villa Louis

Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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An interesting, off-beat place to visit.

The house was built on the river. We had an excellent tour guide. A good example of how people... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Andrea W
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Will remember it forever.Totally worth the price of admission-and more!

One of those places you can't believe that you had never heard of. Truly a gem. I read a few of the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
+1 608-326-2721
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The house was built on the river. We had an excellent tour guide. A good example of how people lived in the Midwest after the Civil War. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One of those places you can't believe that you had never heard of. Truly a gem. I read a few of the reviews before posting mine and can only conclude that the bad reviews are from people that are miserable with everything in life. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank atekrick
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide dress in period costume. Hour long tour of a beautiful Victorian house from an early Prairie Du Chen settler. The only issue we had was there was not enough time to really see everything in each room. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I assumed that this would be a typical old house full of old things and not very interesting. Thanks to the excellent tour guide it was so much more than that! She brought the history of this interesting family to life as if she'd known...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SavyyTravelre
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I cannot believe I just paid $10 of my hard-earned money for this tour. Yes, the house is a great capture of the time. Yes, the guy was rich. However, our tour guide was simply horrible. She was a nice enough girl, but she had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A wonderful tour by a passionate guide in costume. The house is beautiful and the original furniture (complete with photos) are on display. The family that built this and lived here were highlighted.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelling-du0
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We visited for an afternoon tour. I would have given it five stars but the next day we visited Taliesin, and this place just couldn’t compete! However, it is a beautiful Victorian house with impressive grounds. The signage was lacking from inside the town and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Attending a wedding in Prairie du Chien and had a morning to check out the area. Decided to take the tour. Our tour guide was a history PhD Candidate and was very knowledgeable of the local early American history. Tour took about an hour and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rtfritz
Reviewed 1 July 2018

While tours are on the hour, you apparently have to get there much earlier than that to get a tour because of the small groups that take.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Good place to see turn of century lining. Tour guide knew her information and could answer all our questions

Date of experience: June 2018
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20 February 2018|
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Response from douglasl739 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour, I believe. Then you will want some time for the grounds and gift shop. Total? About 2- hours. If you are going now, call ahead for late-winter/spring conditions.
2 September 2017|
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Response from M2Q | Reviewed this property |
Those rates listed previously are for the Carriage Classic event held each year on the Villa Louis grounds. I have never had to make reservations to visit Villa Louis. Even when it's been crowded, you sign up for a timed... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from M2Q | Reviewed this property |
ADMISSION Adults (18-64) $12.50 Children (5-17) (children 4 and under are free) $6 Students/Seniors (65 & older) $10.50 Group Tour – Child (5-17) $5 Group Tour – Adult $10.50 Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE