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Glensheen Historic Estate

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This expansive estate was built in 1905 but donated to the University of Minnesota in 1979. Now managed and operated by the university as a museum it features the architecture of the time period it was built in as well as the incredible workmanship involved in luxurious homes such as this one. However, it is best known not for its beauty but for the tragic double murder that took place within its well-appointed walls. The octogenarian heiress, Elisabeth Congdon, was suffocated and her nurse was beaten to death. Tickets start around $16 per person and go up from there but this is rated as one of the best tours in Minnesota. If you want to take pictures you'll have to purchase the special photo tour.