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Villisca is a city in Southwest Iowa.


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Map of Villisca

US Highway 71 runs north-south along the west side of town. US Highway 34 runs east-west about 3 miles north of town.

Get around[edit]


  • Villisca Axe Murder House, 323 E 4th St, +1 712 621-4291. Walk-in daytime tours available Mar 1-Nov 1 1PM-4PM daily, overnight tours available all year. This 1908 house was the site of the grisly Villisca Axe Murders in 1912, in which Josiah and Sarah Moore and their four children were bludgeoned to death. The crime was never solved. Daytimes tours $10 adults, $5 children 7-11 and seniors 65+. Overnight sleepovers/tours $400 for up to six people.






There are campsites with electrical outlets at Hacklebarney Woods County Park, which is near the junction of US Highways 34 and 71.


  • US Post Office, 500 S 3rd Ave, +1 712 826-2162. M-F 8:30AM-noon and 1:30PM-4PM.

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Routes through Villisca
Jct ← Jct  W  E  → Jct Osceola
JacksonAtlantic  N  S  ClarindaKansas City

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