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Address: Howey in the Hills, FL

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This was very interesting to see - unfortunately they are not doing tours anymore. Would be awesome to go inside and take a look at this fabulous property.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Karen B
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Westland, Michigan
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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was very interesting to see - unfortunately they are not doing tours anymore. Would be awesome to go inside and take a look at this fabulous property.

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This very historic mansion caught my eyes when I first read about it on an abandoned Florida webpage. It's so very beautiful to even just see from a far. Kinda beat-up but in a pretty good shape for how old it is. I'd definitely recommend driving by and stopping outside the stone gates to take a look at this wonderful... More 

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Thank Michael W
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The street view of the estate made you want to see more the interior. The outside shows that it was a grand place at one time and very special to the owners. Would love to see in the inside. It is currently for sale and hopefully the buyers will restore to its original grandeur.

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Thank Buenita L
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We were told about the house and then Google searched for it. Amazing story behind it and the day we peeked over the Stone wall a Bank inspector was there taking pictures cause the building is in need of a new roof

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Thank dutchlaker
Howey in the Hills, Florida
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Well, it's an intriguing story, and the old Howey estate looks like the one in the B&W film, SUNSET BOULEVARD, with its stone walls and iron gates surrounding a moldering, once grand mansion. But it's boarded up, with No Trespassing signs on the gates. Too bad, it's such a romantic tale from the story of a truly larger-than-life 1920's robber... More 

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Thank Charles P
The Villages, Florida
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Too bad you couldn't go up to see the mansion. The gates were locked so you couldn't get close. Very over grown with a lot of vines. You could tell it was once a beautiful place. Too bad it is in such disrepair . Hopefully someone could buy it and fix it up.

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

My lottery house still sits in disrepair. No action going on as far as I can tell. Such a shame because the mansion is spectacular. You can take a virtual tour on YouTube. There is also an organization called William J. Howey Mansion Community Restoration Project and they have a Facebook page. Looking for volunteers. Hopefully we will see some... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Liked about everything involved with our visit to the Mission Inn It was Quiet. Friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Diane W
Tavares, Florida
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762 reviews
488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 928 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I've been fascinated by the mansion since I moved to the area in 1990. There was a picture of it on the cover of the phone book. It's abandoned now. I ride by all the time just to see if there is any activity with the house. It is slowly being dismantled by nature and needs a lot of TLC.... More 

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Howey in the Hills, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

A 20 room mansion built in 1925 - designed by a female architect, Katherine Cotheal Budd. The mansion sits in the middle of the acreage reminding one of a mysterious lady who you can tell is past her prime, but boy does she have stories to tell. It is fascinating to look at and imagine the lifestyle of the "rich... More 

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