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Joslyn Castle

3902 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68131-2316
+1 402-595-2199
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Could be better

Actually, I visited on August 2016, with a friend. It is a bad sample of Architecture - if you... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Sonia M
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Omaha, Nebraska
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No tour, beautiful though.

We just explored the outside as there was no tour when we visited. The grounds and home are... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
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The estate of entrepreneur George Joslyn and his wife Sarah.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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3902 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68131-2316
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Actually, I visited on August 2016, with a friend. It is a bad sample of Architecture - if you think at the same time, Frank Lloyd Wright was making modern architecture not far away from this one, in Chicago. Yet, it is a historic place,...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We just explored the outside as there was no tour when we visited. The grounds and home are beautiful. Parking onsite.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Located right on the corner, you can see much of the home. Which is good because I could not locate a tour. This really does look like a castle.More

Thank Randy K
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kenger, Public Relations Manager at Joslyn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Hi Randy! Thank you so much for visiting. In the future, we hold public tours on the first and third Sunday of every month and every Monday. Full details and times are on our website. We hope you can join us in the future to...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Despite the official Joslyn Castle website noting that tours were offered the first and third Sunday of each month at 1, 2 and 3pm, when we visited third Sunday of August (today), the home was totally closed. The sign stated it was closed for a...More

Thank Joyce L
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kenger, Public Relations Manager at Joslyn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hello Joyce, It appears there was some confusion. Sunday, August 20th we WERE open for tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. In fact, we experienced record breaking tour crowds due to the eclipse tourists in town enjoying the sites. Our "Open for Tours" flag was...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This castle is small but beautiful. It is tucked away just North of Dodge street near midtown. This place can be rented for get togethers and weddings.

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

A beautiful old building, with peaceful grounds to walk around. It was closed when my wife and arrived (but the grounds are well-kept and open even after hours.)

Thank Trevor L
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Really enjoyed this tour of the Josyln Castle; kind of a hidden gem in Omaha in many ways! Lots of local history, amazing decor, and interesting architecture. Definitely worth the price and the time!

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

If you're like me, you likely drove by this midtown Omaha landmark many times and asked, "I wonder what goes on in that castle-looking place?" before you finally stopped in to check. Well, it's a castle...in midtown Omaha. Tours are offered regularly, and the tour...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

We walmed west on California St. to find a historic home area full of small mansions that lead to the casrle. once at the castle, it was closed, but the garden gates were open to exore the surroundings. Lush landscaping is just lovely.

Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

I lived in Omaha for three years before I ever visited the Joslyn Castle. I think partly that is because I never knew the legacy and influence of the Joslyn's in Omaha. The Castle does a great job of telling that story. It's convenient to...More

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kenger, Public Relations Manager at Joslyn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you for your review, Matt! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at the Castle. We hope you will join us for the Summer Fete party you mentioned! It's going to a great time, celebrating over 120 years since George and Sarah Joslyn...More

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Rose D
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Response from kenger | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we are open to the public every 1st and 3rd Sunday for public tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Through August, every Monday we will be offering tours at 10:30am and 12:30pm. If you are in town for the College World... More
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