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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 5 Attractions in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Warsaw, Indiana
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Everyone was so sweet.They understood my love for Laura and Almanzo. The docent and the family I toured with discussed my chandelier in my Kitchen is just like the one in the Stone House. There was not enough time to see it all. I am going soon, now that I am retired.

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Robinson, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The house at Rocky Ridge takes you back in time and gives an even better glimpse into Laura's life. The architecture is one of a kind, with rooms added on as needed. The artifacts were and tour guides added to the informative stop. We have been to several of Laura's home sites and this is one of the best.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I read the Little House books when I was in elementary school some 40 years ago, yet I felt like a little girl opening a Christmas present on this tour. It brought back some memories of some of the best books I have ever read. Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and storytelling ability made for some great reading and this museum... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have read all the Little House books, books about the Wilders, Rose's books, pamphlets, newsletters, etc. We've visited DeSmet, Walnut Grove, and Big Woods sites. We are Laura fans. This house and Roses' Rock house are great. It was a priviledge to be there.

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