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“Vary Nice Place”
Review of Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill
Ranked #22 of 77 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: Historic Governor's mansion.
Reviewed 13 June 2012

It is a vary nice old home in the DSM area were the Gov. of Iowa lives . It was built back in the late 1890s

1  Thank bragg1978
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The tour of Terrace Hill was very interesting and the stories were very informative and fun to listen to. This tour is NOT for toddlers and their sippy cups! There is history to preserve and dripping sippy cups are not allowed.

2  Thank Tammy C
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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.

2  Thank NatureBagUser
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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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