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

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Even for non-fans, worth an hour or so

My husband came along to be a good sport, but had never read any of the books -- and even so, he enjoyed the tour. The docents know their stuff, and it's interesting to see how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Phoenix
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband came along to be a good sport, but had never read any of the books -- and even so, he enjoyed the tour. The docents know their stuff, and it's interesting to see how Almanzo built a kitchen to accommodate Laura's 4'11" height...everything is designed for a short person except the stove, which had to be ordered from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Mansfield last spring and one of the highlights of our trip was to go to the Laura Ingalls Home. She is a big fan of The Little House in the Prairie TV series and The Little House books. It was great experience to visit this site and the staff was so courteous and helpful. We... More 

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Mansfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I have been a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder since I was a young girl and was thrilled to have the opportunity to see her home and where she wrote her books. For a small town, this museum offers great enjoyment. Wilder Days Weekend is a must if you are a fan, as the museum has many extra features like... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We were driving through Mansfield and saw the signs to this local attraction, so we decided to stretch our legs and stop by. We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive, detailed collections of Ingalls family items, as well as the wealth of information. The tours guides are knowledgeable and lovely. We toured both houses and enjoyed the museum very much.... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We've been to most all of them over the last six months - and Mansfied MO is the best of the bunch. The farmhouse is a pleasant surprise and nicely preserved, the museum is excellent, and the gift shop is pefectly nice. We did not get to see the Rock House as the tour times are very limited - and... More 

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Ohio
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Took my wife there, she has been a fan of the 'Little house" books since childhood. She absolutely loved it. We were there on a weekday so it was not crowded, the tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. I have never read any of the books, and I was still impressed with it.

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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see attraction for fans of the Little House series. There are two homes to tour, the farmhouse that Laura's husband built for her, and the stone cottage that Rose Wilder Lane built for her parents. All of the items in the farm house belonged to Laura Ingalls Wilder and the house is left just as it... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A knowledgeable docent led us through the home. I was especially pleased to find that all the furnishings were original and not something just from the time period. The home was just as it was when Laura died in 1956 including the Vicks Vapor Rub that Almonzo used. The docent told us why there was a wood stove and many... More 

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Arnold, Missouri
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I took my 12-year-old daughter to visit and see where one of her favorite authors use to Live. It was remarkable how the house still looks the same as it ever enjoyed it as well as the first house was small when you go inside the house . It was remarkable how the house still looks the same as it... More 

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Buchanan, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Easy to get to and plenty of history about the person who is behind "Little House on the Paraire" TV series. You will not be disappointed.

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