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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
877 924-7126
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My second visit in just over a year. First experience was rushed due to my schedule, but today we were able to spend a good two hours onsite. Last time, my host/tour guide was exceptional, but this time I wasn't as enamored- didn't share info in the same manner, and I felt I could have done almost as good a... More

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Mt Propsect IL
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There is an exceptional collection of personal memorabilia of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the museum. You also get to tour the farmhouse built by Laura and her husband, plus The Rock House their daughter Rose built for them. The wonderful Little House books were written in these locations. The staff is most welcoming and knowledgeable.

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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is a must see place if you ever heard about "The little house on the prairies" books! The guide was very knowledgeable about Laura Ingalls life! We took our 10-y-old daughter who had read all the Little House's books and also play a role as "Laura Ingalls" at school! It was great for her to actually BE at Laura's... More

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Ava, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is a wonderful outing. If you grew up on the 'Little House on the Prairie' books like I did, or watched the TV series, you'll really appreciate going through Laura's homes. Almanzo built the main house for Laura and Rose had the rock house built for them. I ended up moving to the general area and wouldn't have if... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

After a very bad start--the bathrooms at the parking lot were abissmal and put me in a bad mood--things got considerably better. I found the farmhouse charming; I was quite taken with all the special elements, distinctive personal touches. It was sweet. The stone house is a perfect example of a family transitioning upwards socially. Rose thought she was doing... More

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Keystone, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was enchanted by being at the home of Laura and Almanzo Wilder!! I have been a fan of Mrs. Wilder since I was a young girl and I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing the Wilder homes in Missouri! The tour guide was fantastic!! She knew so much about the Wilders and really seemed to love... More

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Roanoke, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A great place to see an intact and well preserved farm house from America's past. Even if not acquainted with Wilder's stories, it offers a glimpse into what the lives of people from this era were like. Since they have been listening to the stories and reading the books, my 7 and 11 year old daughters were thoroughly intrigued by... More

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a great place to visit for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans and even those who are not necessarily fans (like me). My sister appreciated it for the artifacts, photos, etc. of Laura and her family. I appreciated it for the historical aspect and the well preserved furniture, dishes, and personal items. The guides are very informative and the museum... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visiting Laura's home was a special memory in the making. What beautiful countryside! Having read beforehand about her farm house from her own writings made the nooks and crannies even more interesting. The guides were very nice and shared their excitement and knowledge about Laura's life. The Historic Society is doing a great job preserving and teaching what Laura's life... More

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staunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

had to drive out of the way but this was worth it. I have never read a little house book and only watched the show occasionally. Even if you don't know anything about the family background, this is still a great place to visit. it's a great example of pioneer backbone. the hardwork this couple endured should be an example... More

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