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Villa Louis

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Address: 521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
Phone Number:
+1 608-326-2721
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a...

This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.

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Villa Louis - a view into Wisconsin history

I toured the Villa Louis with family. I grew up in the area and recently moved back after almost 30 years away. One of the first things on my to-do list was to take a tour of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2016

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Looked on trip advisor and it showed it was open. Made a special trip to the Villa and found out it was closed for the winter. Called the phone number and they dod not say it was closed for the winter.

Thank HP95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I toured the Villa Louis with family. I grew up in the area and recently moved back after almost 30 years away. One of the first things on my to-do list was to take a tour of the Villa Louis which is run by the Wisconsin State Historical Association. The mansion has been updated since my last visit with many... More 

Thank elpasokib
Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This mansion is definitely worth seeing. It is amazing to see a home restored this well and containing most of the original furnishings. Our tour was very informative and all of our questions were answered. The only downside is that you are not allowed to take pictures inside.

Thank Dolly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The entire island was excellent - tons of history and some buildings still existed. I wasn't aware of any of this history, so it added to the true joy.

Thank Rick V
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice laid-back tour of this sprawling old mansion. Pleasant grounds and friendly staff. Worth the price of admission

Thank den979
St. Petersburg, Florida
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The house, office, grounds and other buildings are an important part of the history of Prairie du Chien. It's all been lovingly maintained with many, many original pieces of furniture, and other items, etc. It's stunningly gorgeous and very interesting to learn about. Our guide Maddie was really terrific, we learned alot and she spent a lot of time answering... More 

Thank Heidi H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

So glad we visited here. Incredible renovated summer home of Louis Dousman and family, 1890's Victorian style home with 90% original furnishings! Just stunning! the furnishing were incredible. Tour guide was knowledgeable. We've toured several historical homes, but this one was superior, just stunning. We will be back, too much to see in one trip. Enjoyed walking around the grounds... More 

Thank Kathy L
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I visited and took part in the guided tour of the house. The tour guide was a local high school or college student whom had learned a lot about the establishment but could have use some customer service training. Her personality was a little too relaxed for this type of work. The house is amazing and very... More 

Thank JesseWhite
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great park! Interesting villa tour. Romantic and very peaceful ponds with ducks and benches. On a nice day is a perfect activity for the whole family.

Thank Dancersmom5
Waverly, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My son and his fiance had their wedding on the grounds of the Villa Louis and it was beautiful! Great place!

Thank robbidettmer66

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