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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

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Address: 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Phone Number: 877 924-7126
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The experience could've been better

*And cue Little House on the Prairie theme song* lol I was SO excited to visit here. I grew up with my mom reading me the little house on the prairie books every night before I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Charel C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

*And cue Little House on the Prairie theme song* lol I was SO excited to visit here. I grew up with my mom reading me the little house on the prairie books every night before I went to bed, and I watched all the shows. I loved it, and was excited to go here. The house and antiques are VERY... More 

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Willow Springs, Missouri
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Grady for any Little House fans l. This is not for little kids. Price could be a little cheaper. Gift shop is nice

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Northwest Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family went for Laura Ingalls Wilder Days and had a great time. We drove about 3 hours to go see where Little House on the Prairie was written. This house is so well preserved that it's like you've been transported back in time. It was pretty cool to stand right behind the desk and chair that Laura wrote all... More 

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Mansfield, Missouri
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We live about 20 miles from the Wilder home and have been there about 10 time or more. Anytime friends or family come for a visit the first time , we take them to see Almanzo and Laura's home . My wife and I enjoy every visit no matter how many time we go. It has been about two years... More 

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USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was great to see the house built by the Wilder's and to see all the exhibits from Laura's life including Pa's fiddle and her writing desk. The house has all authentic furnishings, and being in the kitchen makes you realize how short she was (4'11") as the counters were built to her height. You can also tour the stone... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love Laura's books and was thrilled to visit the lovely farmhouse Almanzo and Laura built in the early 20th century. Everything in the home has been left intact, as it was when they lived there. It is a warm, cozy home and it's easy to imagine Laura sitting at her dining room table and working in the kitchen. The... More 

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New Haven, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a great day at the Wilder homes. I had been wanting to go there for many years. Well worth the 9 hour drive from home. Great for families and children too.

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having read all the books, it was very enjoyable to learn a lot more about Laura and Almanzo and to see where they lived for most of their married lives. We were pleasantly surprised to discover our admission covered tours for both the Rocky Ridge house and the Rock house that Rose built for them. The museum has a lot... More 

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Gassville, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Have never read the books, but I used to watch the TV show back in the day. I finally decided today after all these years to stop by on the way home from Springfield, MO. Sure glad I did. The museum is very well done. There are innumerable artifacts, family memorabilia, and photographs. "Pa's" fiddle, circa 1850, is on display... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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