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Villisca Ax Murder House

508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
+1 712-621-1530
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Scary Fun

I have been wanting to visit the Villisca house for awhile after having read about the tragic mass... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
It is a house with a terrible story.

My grandmother operated a beauty shop in Villisca for many years. I have other relatives that live... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Ankeny, Iowa
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The Moore house in Villisca was the site of eight axe murders in 1912.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
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“paranormal” (3 reviews)
508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
+1 712-621-1530
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I went several years when Darwin was there giving tours. He kept everything as historically accurate at he could. It was obvious he loved and respected the house and history. Our last trip wasn't as great. There were much less facts and historical info and...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had a bit of a time finding this, but was glad for the trip through the streets. We saw the most amazing homes there! Will also try to arrive at Ax House so we can take the tour!

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I had been as a kid, an I was looking forward to taking my husband to the house, but it just wasn't the same. The tour guide, a little old guy had past away, and he added a lot. The tour I went on recently...More

2  Thank Kacie W
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Villisca Axe Murder House as a part of our anniversary celebration. We found it to be an interesting attraction for small town Iowa. At $10 per person, you receive a "tour" of the house which consists of a staff...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Keep in mind that I have visited and been in this house close to a dozen times since 1999, when I started covering the first paranormal investigations of the house as a reporter for the Valley News Today newspaper in nearby Shenandoah. I went back...More

3  Thank 2CatsMom
Reviewed 20 April 2015

As a true crime fanatic, I centered an entire mini-trip (about a six-hour drive) around visiting the Villisca Axe Murder House. Because it was so close, I stayed two nights in Omaha as well. The positives: the house is restored very simply and true to...More

9  Thank clearing_boxer
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