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Address: Hwy 'E', Boonville, MO
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+1 660-882-5352

Historic home, built in 1882,and farm still owned and preserved by the...

Historic home, built in 1882,and farm still owned and preserved by the Leonard family.

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A peek into the past

At one time this beautiful old place was a magnificent star along the highway. It contained many acres and was a showplace. The family is trying to keep the house going by... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
michael r
Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed to find out they were no longer giving tours. We did meet one of the grandsons who was very nice but shared with us that they are no longer touring.

Thank Karen C
Hartsburg, Missouri
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

At one time this beautiful old place was a magnificent star along the highway. It contained many acres and was a showplace. The family is trying to keep the house going by conducting tours. Papers of the famous inhabitants and their personal possessions are visible for viewing.

3 Thank michael r
Rocheport, Missouri
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good for a rainy day activity. Becoming shoddy but has interesting history. Unfortunately the house and grounds have been allowed to deteriorate.

4 Thank Charles C
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This is NOT a museum and was never advertised as such. We have visited several times over the years and every tour has been unique. This is a family home and some may think it's within their right to voice their opinions about the state of said home, furnishings, and grounds, it's actually quite rude and we should be thankful... More 

13 Thank Erika E
California, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I was not able to take any photo's and that was not put on the website. Was bomb barded at one point with to much Information and not able to enjoy the room its self.....

Thank spirtfire
Warsaw, Missouri
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We took a tour several years ago. It was really fascinating. The place is really run down a and such a shame. Would like to go back again. The owner has left things as they were in years past. I do wish it could be fixed up. The date of the visit is noted as November 2013, there was not... More 

1 Thank Weezy660
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stopped by on a Sunday morning and found the front gate open. We decided not to bother anyone since it was Sunday morning. What we did see was once a beautiful home. What a shame. We could see the curtains that are deteriorating in the windows. Not only the house but the out buildings are in dire need of... More 

2 Thank Steve K
Kansas City, Kansas
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

You have to drive 10-15 minutes south on Route 5 from I-70 to find this house. Don't despair. Look for the house on the left soon after entering Bel Aire. You'll see an old peeling sign on your left with the driveway soon after. I would love to give this review five stars but it pains me to see such... More 

12 Thank LifeWithNoRegrets
Bates City, Missouri
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Ravenswood is an interesting preserved 1880 home south of Boonville, Missouri on Highway 5. It has been in the same family for five generations. The home holds a 100-year old collection of furniture, clothing, china, glassware and photographs. My favorite room was the library. Its walls are lined with very old books of all types. We enjoyed touring the home... More 

3 Thank Linda D
Columbia, Missouri, USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

This was a magnificent 19th century showpiece. Alas, the 20th century heirs have neglected it, and it can make historic preservationists cringe at the amount of capital it would take to make it presentable. Just waiting for the right Angel to come along, and persuade the absentee trustees that it's worth the effort. We're talking millions. The resident hosts are... More 

5 Thank David_Finke

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