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After being nominated in both 2019 and 2021, the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids is among USA Today's nominees for their "10 Best" category of "Best Holiday Home Tours" of 2022.

You can vote daily until December 5 and after placing my vote, I learned Brucemore is currently in 4th place out of the 18 nominees!

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A description from the USA Today/10Best website describes the contest:

Ever wondered how George Washington spent his holidays or how Elvis "decked the halls"? These historic houses – hand-picked by 10Best Contributors from around the country – pull out all the stops for their holiday tours. Vote once per day for your favorite historic home tour now through Monday, December 5 at noon ET. The top 10 winning events, determined by your vote, will be announced on Friday, December 16.

The current leaderboard has Brucemore in 4th place, and its counterparts in the Top 10 of the contest include:

  • Graceland; Memphis, Tennessee
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  • The Stetson Mansion; Deland, Florida
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens; Dayton, Ohio
  • Meadow Brook Hall; Rochester, Michigan
  • Crane House and Historic YWCA; Montclair, New Jersey
  • Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum; Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Biltmore; Asheville, North Carolina
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens; Houston, Texas

  • Filoli Historic House and Garden; Woodside, California
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Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash
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There are more nominees which you can find here.

'Tis the season to visit Brucemore and see why the mansion was again nominated for this honor. They will hold self-guided tours November 25-December 31 during "A Brucemore Christmas". Learn more at their Facebook event page.

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