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Villisca Ax Murder House

508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
+1 712-621-1530
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This was the reason for our trip and it didn't disappoint!

It was great to meet the owner and chat with her and the tour guide. They both know so much about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna W
Interesting and Well Told!!

Always wanted to stop here and finally did and it did not disappoint. The house is very small but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Moore house in Villisca was the site of eight axe murders in 1912.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
+1 712-621-1530
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to meet the owner and chat with her and the tour guide. They both know so much about history! It was a very interesting stop and would recommend it!

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to stop here and finally did and it did not disappoint. The house is very small but well preserved and the lady who done the tour done a outstanding job. She told the history about the murders that happened there while showing respect...More

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove 1.5 hours (one way) out of my way during my weekend road trip to visit the Villisca Ax Murder House. Since this was my very first time visiting the house, I went into the barn and asked the older gal a question about...More

Thank hapahoosier
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went for the day time tour. It was well organized, cheap, and had lots of fun souvenirs. You get to go in the house, hear about the murders, and then walk around and take pictures and videos. The tour guide did a really good...More

Thank tpetifurd
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I have been here three times now. Each time I learn more about the house, the murders that took place and how it has affected the house, town and Iowa from now on. Its quite a drive from Eastern Iowa. Took me about three hours...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Went with a wide range of kids from 6 to 15. The small children got very scared and believed the children spirits were attempting to play with them. It was interesting hearing the story from someone in town and not just research. Would definitely go...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been wanting to visit the Villisca house for awhile after having read about the tragic mass murder. The home is kept as close as possible to its historic state at the time of the murders with the exception of temperature control. That is...More

Thank Cayenne_Red
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My grandmother operated a beauty shop in Villisca for many years. I have other relatives that live nearby. Villisca is a neat little town which is a very safe place. It is crazy that this little town is famous for this little white wooden house...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visited the house on a pretty busy day. Tour guide is knowledgeable and provides interesting information. After her talk, they really allow you to explore on your own, which is nice. Did not see (or expect to see) anything paranormal. I will say it is...More

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I'd read about the house and the murders online many times and vowed I would stop if I got the chance. Finally, I was able to stop and it was worth it. The man who gave my tour (it's a self-guided tour, but with opening...More

1  Thank David D
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