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

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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36 helpful votes 36 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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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved going here when I was younger. We had read all of Laura's books and most of the other ones too, and it was great to see where everything was.

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Springfield
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have lived not far from here for 12 years and this is the first time we've been to this site. Neither of us read any of the books or watched the tv show, but our daughter and granddaughter both read and loved the books. It was time to make the trip since we were in the general area today.... More

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Ellaville, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As fans of the "Little House" books, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit this facility. It was very nice, and reasonably priced. Both the house and the museum were most interesting. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. A short film was presented first. Children would enjoy the visit also. The book store has all of Laura's books (adult... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stopped by Rocky Ridge during a cross-country road trip. I specifically took a longer route that would take me through Laura's prairie home site in Independence as well as Mansfield. As a 23-year-old who was brought up on the Little House books, it was a dream come true to see. The area itself is simply the most beautiful place... More

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