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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

Address: 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Phone Number: 877 924-7126
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Willow Springs, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
3 attraction reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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