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Hwy. 141, Manning, IA 51455
+1 712-655-3131
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More than one building included

We randomly heard about this place, so stopped in but had limited time. We discovered that there... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
1660's German Hausbarn, 1910's Farmstead & 1913 Country Church

This authentic 1660's Hausbarn (IE huge thatched-roof barn where farm animals and families shared... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
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Hwy. 141, Manning, IA 51455
+1 712-655-3131
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We randomly heard about this place, so stopped in but had limited time. We discovered that there is more than one building to tour, so we weren't able to see everything. The Hausbarn was interesting and authentic to another time. The volunteers working there were...More

Thank JEP54
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This authentic 1660's Hausbarn (IE huge thatched-roof barn where farm animals and families shared living quarters) was shipped from Germany. German craftsmen then reassembled it on the Leet/Hassler farmstead established in the 1910's by a local wealthy farmer. His house was first in the area...More

1  Thank OTR_Again_IM
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My son was married in an outdoor wedding at the Manning Hausbarn. We love every part of it! The location was gorgeous. It was so convenient to have the reception right in the property in the main building. Loved that there was a lovely bar...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Friendly docents, lovely countryside. Yes, I am biased, this is my hometown!

Thank Joleen S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We live close by and were able to see the Hausbarn reassembled after it was shipped over from Germany. The Hausbarn is a wonderful place to see, it has been furnished like a typical one from Germany. There is a film of the crew from...More

3  Thank Marjorie J
Reviewed 4 August 2015

WE had a wedding here and the lady who runs the facility was very rude after we had rented the property, We missed wedding pictures because she said we could not get ready because she has paying customers. We were promised 4 days to decorate...More

Thank Hello376
Hausbarn, Manager at Hausbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015

There is no excuse for rudeness ever and we apologize for that. Communication is the key to a successful event for all parties. There have been 110 weddings in the Park in the last five years, many of them outside.

Reviewed 9 July 2015

The residents of Manning are very proud of this authentic Hausbarn which was disassembled in Holstein, Germany, shipped to the U.S., and reassembled on open land at the edge of town. On the same grounds is the Carroll County "Freedom Rock", one of 99 which...More

3  Thank 777catherinet
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This authentic Hausbarn was brought from Germany to Manning, Iowa, in 1996, and reassembled by German craftsmen. It sits on a farmstead that has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, which includes a 1917 Arts and Crafts House, a carriage house with...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 September 2014

While the Barnhaus itself didn't take long to see, the entire complex was worth the trip. The Barnhaus was constructed in Germany in the 1660s (yes, it's that old). It was totally dismantled, shipped to the US, and it was reassembled in its present location....More

2  Thank RBWCSW
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Loved the location the setting and everything. Was there for a wedding reception and had a great time.

Thank Karen S
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