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Terrace Hill

2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
+1 515-281-7205
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Good day for a visit.

We had never been to Terrace Hll and decided to check it out as my daughter loves to visit old... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Johnston, Iowa
Interesting Iowa history!

We visited Terrace Hill on a very rainy day, but it did not dampen our spirit of learning how... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Shirley G
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Historic Governor's mansion.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
+1 515-281-7205
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had never been to Terrace Hll and decided to check it out as my daughter loves to visit old houses. We went on the first tour of the day on a Saturday. The tour guide said this was the biggest tour for a Saturday...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited Terrace Hill on a very rainy day, but it did not dampen our spirit of learning how Terrace Hill became the home of the Governor. We parked on the street and walked to the carriage house where there is memorabilia and a short...More

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful house that has been restored to its beauty. The Christmas tour was free and had all the rooms beautifully decorated. Even Fred the moose had garland. Served cookies and had wonderful piano music being played. We went early and it was getting...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's been a few years since I went, but it's totally worth it. History is cool. I'd see it again. No children

1  Thank LaVon M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We watched a 15 minute video and then were escorted on a tour. The lady volunteer was informative and enjoyable. She provided a lot of family information, building details, and interesting events and visitors to the mansion. Parking is near the entrance road just off...More

1  Thank Jack K
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Wonderful tour. The mansion has a very interesting history. All period furnishings. We photos were allowed inside.

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Terrace Hill is the Governor's residence/mansion for the state of Iowa. The lower level is open to the public. The upper level is the residence of the Governor and his family and is private. It is well kept and very interesting to tour, especially at...More

Thank wakondarev
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Iowan's should be proud of the work of their historical society to preserve the history. I had the priviledge to tour to Terrace Hill and what architectural marvel. The history behind the building is excellent. It is one of many must see buildings in Des...More

1  Thank Dominic Z
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a beautiful Victorian home built in the 1880s complete with furnishings from the period. Our family of four were the only people on the tour, so we were able to take our time and ask lots of questions. I was disappointed that we...More

2  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This mansion was formerly the home for the Hubbell family. They gave it to the State of Iowa and it was made into the Governors home. It takes one back to Victorian times with its wide staircase with a huge stained glass window at the...More

1  Thank Jody030
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lucy c
16 September 2015|
Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
Do a google search for Terrace Hill, Des Moines, IA They do offer tours and a number to call to book a tour and an email for contact information.