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“Spectacular architecture towering over the central city”
Review of Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill
Ranked #23 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: Historic Governor's mansion.
Reviewed 18 March 2012

You'll be captured by its ornamentation frills . The tours of the public areas of its interior also will keep you interested. It would be fun to be able also see the upper floors that is the state governor's private residence, but you need an invitation from the governor to do so.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Educational and fun to see where the Govenor and his family spend some of their time. It has been a long while since I have been there, but really enjoyed it.

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Really a nice view at night. Flying in to Des Moines it glows.

Thank champ55
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Built in the mid-1800's, this multi-story mansion is beautiful, inside and out. As of 1971, this mansion became the home for Iowa's governors. The tour takes you through a video history of the home, followed by the actual tour. You are able to visit several rooms and see the famous stained glass near the staircase.

If you are looking for something free to do in Des Moines where you can take in some history and some gorgeous woodwork, this would be the thing to do.

4  Thank Darin J
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