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Address: 4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA
Phone Number: +1 515-274-1777
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The King's House in Salisbury, England, was the inspiration for this Tudor...

The King's House in Salisbury, England, was the inspiration for this Tudor mansion.

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Lovely wedding venue

We attended a wedding at the Salisbury House. The property is very interesting and beautiful. Many rooms to socialize and entertain guests in a quaint, personal setting. Truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We attended a wedding at the Salisbury House. The property is very interesting and beautiful. Many rooms to socialize and entertain guests in a quaint, personal setting. Truly a romantic and memorable experience as a wedding guest

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Des Moines, Iowa
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've been to the Salisbury House for different events and it provides a very satisfactory location. Weddings, car shows, etc. and just touring the facility itself is enjoyable at the Salisbury House. If you have any appreciation for architecture and history, you'll enjoy visiting this place.

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Tempe, Arizona
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385 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped on a whim, looking for something to do before our flight left in the early evening. I'm SO glad we stopped in to see everything! Our guide, Julie, was phenomenal and knew every detail there was to know about the house and the family. We truly enjoyed her as a tour guide! The house and grounds are beautiful,... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had an hour to kill and thought we'd check this home out. The cost for a self guided tour is $8.00, which is very reasonable. The place is quite large and we navigated the place easily with the help of a brochure we picked up upon entering. If you take the guided tour, you have access... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Thirty years ago, the Iowa State Educators Association had their headquarters here. That couldn't have been efficient. It certainly was costly. Around 1987, they felt they had to sell their modernist prize, Joseph Stella's "Tree of My Life," which I had enjoyed while it was hanging in the Des Moines Art Center. Sadly, it didn't go to DMAC, but the... More 

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Thank lnwyd
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is difficult to believe that this Castle like Museum, once used to be a single family home, yet retains a homelike quality that is warm and welcoming. This house has been built and kept with incredible detail, it is an absolute Masterpiece. Take the tour!! The docent's here will multiply your experience!

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wander through the salons of this imitation Gothic stone mansion, built by the inventor of face powder back in the 1920s. Heavy curtains, gigantic furniture, a dark high-ceilinged library, long hallways, suits of armor. Set in gracious gardens that are probably glorious in spring. Apparently used for weddings and parties. Stirs the imagination. the upstairs bedrooms contain displays and photos... More 

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Des Moines
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting history of the family and seeing how they lived. The grounds are cool and the house is filled with lots of cool paintings and woodwork. Very castle like. Interesting part of Des Moines history.

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Warsaw, Illinois
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

if you are a fan of grand and historic homes, this is an unexpected treasure that you cannot miss. We recommend taking the tour for the info and for access to the library, but it's entirely up to you. I'm not sure how this isn't more well known, but I'm glad it wasn't crowded. Very pleasant way to spend some... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A nice place to visit. Interesting history, next time will take a guided tour so I can see the library as you don't get into the library on the on your own tour.

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