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Terrace Hill

2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
+1 515-281-7205
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Beautiful Historic Home

The tour of Terrace Hill, the Iowa Governor's mansion, is well worth the time. It is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Denise D
Las Vegas, United States

We stopped at the end of a day exploring the city.We had hoped to just walk the grounds and take a... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Portland, Maine
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Historic Governor's mansion.
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2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The tour of Terrace Hill, the Iowa Governor's mansion, is well worth the time. It is a beautiful home and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We stopped at the end of a day exploring the city.We had hoped to just walk the grounds and take a couple pictures. The armed police informed us we needed to leave. I understand it is also the governor's residence, but a quick picture was...More

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We made the 10:30 tour with Rhonda who introduced the 15 minute video presented in the old carriage house giving the history of the place from construction to now being the Governors Mansion. Then it was across the lawns to the main house and what...More

Thank lordgarner
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I almost didn't go to this but i am SO glad i did. The lady who gave me the tour did an amazing job bringing the house to life. I was the only person on the tour but she made sure to give me the...More

1  Thank Jacquie P
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

1  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

1  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

2  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

2  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
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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.