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Joslyn Castle

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Address: 3902 Davenport St., Omaha, NE 68131-2316
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The estate of entrepreneur George Joslyn and his wife Sarah.

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Go during the day

We got to the grounds at dusk and had a really hard time finding it and seeing it as it was getting dark. Do yourself a favor and go during the day!!!

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Jaime F
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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This home tell of a time past when charm and beauty were an everyday reality. This is a four story structure that commands a great view of Omaha and the entire neighboorhood that grew up around the castle. It is extra nice because it is completely accessible. The fine finishes throughout the house are memorable and decorated for the period... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We got to the grounds at dusk and had a really hard time finding it and seeing it as it was getting dark. Do yourself a favor and go during the day!!!

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Thank Jaime F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Joslyn Castle is a great glimpse into Omaha's past, by showing how someone's wealth can be turned into something beautiful and long-lasting. The woodwork, tile work, and original light fixtures were a treat to see. It is unfortunate that many original items were removed or altered over the past decades, but you can still appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of... More 

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Thank LauriH44
Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We've had our Christmas Party held here several times. Its very roomy as well as beautiful with its old world charm. Visitors are allowed to sort of roam and tour this old mansion. With its spiral staircase, you can sort of be taken back to its historic period when you're walking up and down. The basement hasnt been quite restored... More 

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Thank Eric C
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I love Joslyn- grew up in the neighborhood. they have all sorts of interesting events through the year and the tour itself of this historical piece of Omaha history is amazing!

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Thank Michelle G
Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

It is not a great sample of architecture, considering it is an Scottish castle reproduction, still it is something to be seen. It served as house of the most rich family in Omaha in the 1900's but since them, it was used for other purposes and has not been well maintained, losing some of its characteristics and furniture (sad, it... More 

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Thank Sonia M
San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Some of the most beautiful woodwork I've seen. The tour lasted for about 1 h 30 min and was very interesting as well.

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Thank VladimirABC
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful castle with an interesting history. The grounds are very pretty especially in the spring. The castle once a private home is located in The historic Gold Coast neighborhood. With many stunning old homes. I grew up across the street and spent hours on the grounds reading and writing stories about castles and dragons in the city. Tours and rentals... More 

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Thank Lisa L
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful property and landscape. Did not get to tour inside. Apparently we weren't there on a 1st or 3rd Sunday :( which is when they offer the tours?

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Olathe, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We saw this on a day when there were no tours. They did give us permission to walk around the grounds, which are just beautiful. Amazing to see the beautiful carvings in the limestone and the detailed metal work on the front door. We were able to see inside some of the windows, and it looks beautiful on the inside... More 

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