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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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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A childhood wish come true

We decided to spend our second wedding anniversary visiting Mansfield and the homesite. It was a wonderful experience. The opportunity to visit the homes of an author who has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to spend our second wedding anniversary visiting Mansfield and the homesite. It was a wonderful experience. The opportunity to visit the homes of an author who has enthralled me since I was a child was a wish come true. The tours of both homes were very informative and the items displayed at the museum will delight any fan... More 

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Sparta,IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was neat and interesting but I wish they would realize how much social media could help them by letting people take pictures

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped in for a visit and how surprised we were at what a great, comprehensive look at Laura and Almanzo's life together. The museum is full of Laura's things, many of which are referenced in the books. The home tours are great and the gift shop has a lot of great items to purchase? This is a must see... More 

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Mariestad, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Last time in the area we didn't have the time to visit the place but tried to this time. Well, we arrived there but quite late to see it properly. We could visit the museum for a while and pay a visit to the little gift store. We also took some pictures around the house where Laura lived. It was... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our family visited the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, SD last year and became charged with the spirit to visit more LIW heritage. So needless to say this was an essential visit. What you have here is a small museum of relics from the family, a short video, and the potential to tour the two houses that Laura and Almanzo... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Worth the stop if you have ever read the Little House books, watched the TV show, and/or interested in small town living at the turn of the 20th century. The 20 minute tour of the house by a live your guide was very interesting. The $10 per adult and $6 per child admission seems reasonable. It was pretty fascinating to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Expect large groups (which I was told was normal) squeezed in extremely small rooms. Tour guide took 15 minutes to go through entire home. No one in the group could see anything the guide described, as people were crammed in front of everything she described. Guide told us that this was just how their board wanted the tours done. We... More 

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Florissant, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was okay, some interesting stuff in the museum, very short tour of the house, no photography allowed inside, more my wife's thing, I found a bench to sit on. So...maybe she should be writing this review...

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

After waiting over 40 years to visit Laura & Almanzo's homestead, it was everything I had hoped for! A must do for every Laura fan. The real story and history. The house is just as it was when they lived there. You get the feeling that they could walk in the door and welcome you any minute. So many of... More 

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Friedheim, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were on our way home from vacation and pulled in. We got there only 45 minutes before closing time. We got in on the last tour of the day to the house. Even though the tour was self guided there were a couple of ladies that were there to answer questions. They obviously loved their jobs. We only had... More 

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