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Villisca Ax Murder House

508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
+1 712-621-1530
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Must see if you like haunted houses or history

We went for the day time tour. It was well organized, cheap, and had lots of fun souvenirs. You get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tpetifurd
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Kansas City, Missouri
Must see!

I have been here three times now. Each time I learn more about the house, the murders that took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel B
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Cedar Rapids
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The Moore house in Villisca was the site of eight axe murders in 1912.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“tour guide” (5 reviews)
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508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864-1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the day time tour. It was well organized, cheap, and had lots of fun souvenirs. You get to go in the house, hear about the murders, and then walk around and take pictures and videos. The tour guide did a really good...More

Thank tpetifurd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here three times now. Each time I learn more about the house, the murders that took place and how it has affected the house, town and Iowa from now on. Its quite a drive from Eastern Iowa. Took me about three hours...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a wide range of kids from 6 to 15. The small children got very scared and believed the children spirits were attempting to play with them. It was interesting hearing the story from someone in town and not just research. Would definitely go...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 29 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 7 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 13 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 20 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
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