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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 4 Attractions in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My family made the journey to Mansfield, MO to Laura's home during the Wilder Days celebration. If you are traveling a great distance to see Laura's home and museum, I would suggest not picking this one particular weekend out of the year... or perhaps do what we did, go both Friday and Saturday. Fortunately, when we arrived at Laura's home... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went on the Friday of Wilder Days, I suspect we would have enjoyed it in some ways better at another time because the tours were obviously more crowded than usual. Even with that, we loved it and could have easily spend all day exploring but we only had a few hours and felt rushed to get it all in.... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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127 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I spent a couple of delightful hours at the site. We visited both the farm home and Rock house and spent quite a bit of time in the museum. We visit numerous literary sites and authors' homes, and this is a very nice one to visit. The homes are maintained as LIW lived n them. There are... More

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Dallas, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was my second trip to the Wilder home/museum. My daughter and I had a lovely time last year when we visited and came back this year specifically to attend the Wilder Days festival. Her heart's desire was to see Pa's fiddle being played and to see the upstairs bedroom of the house (only opened for public viewing this one... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My 80 year old mother and I were recently on our way to Springfield, MO and decided to stop. The parking lot is not user-friendly at all for elderly people. I understand that those running the home and museum want to keep it as authentic as possible. However, the parking lot is a little crazy. There is no close parking... More

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I have visited several of the Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites, and this was the best yet. The museum features many of the actual family belongings and contains displays of what their lives were like through various experiences. They really tell the story of life in a time that offered few conveniences but many challenges. The tour... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Didn't watch the TV show either! But I learned a lot about history and found the story of her life very interesting. The house tours (historic farm house and her rock house) were excellent, the guides knew their stuff and really made things interesting. I went with my wife and some friends and never would have guessed I'd have such... More

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife, Tracy, and I were on the way to Branson, Mo. when we visited the Laura Ingells Home in Mansfield, Mo. on August 18, 2014. The location of the home was right off the highway. The tour was fascinating and well done.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nicely done site. Plenty to see and a nice review of their lives. Also, they will be starting a renovation project to further restore additional buildings and create a new updated visitor center. I plan to return in the future.

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Camden, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We had seen the exit for this site many times coming from Northwest Arkansas to Tennessee, however having our 8 year old granddaughter with us this time was the perfect inspiration. Both she and I have read all the Little House books. In her words, the experience was "awesome".

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