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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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One of my Bucket List Locations

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Morton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Was a little hard to find with our GPS. Learned a few things I did not know about the Wilder family. We enjoyed our stop. We couldn't take pictures inside the house even though it was without a flash? They have a hard time handling over 20 people at a time.

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Upstate SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting Mansfield was a dream come true for me. I grew up reading the Little House books and have also read extensively about Laura Ingalls Wilder as an adult. Mansfield was the end of a "Little House" road trip that started in Iowa and went to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota. There is so much to see in the two... More 

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Crocker, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very unorganized long waits for tour, the guide just handed us a pamphlet for the farm house. She said there were too many of us and left us on our own. not a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We very much enjoyed our trip to Mansfield. I cannot believe it took us so long to visit. My only complaints are regarding the staff. The lady in the museum was rude. She smarted off at a customer asking about a senior discount. Not funny. The guide for the second house was rude. Many comments were made among visitors about... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is a lovely property. They are building a new museum at a location up the road. Hopefully they will remove the old one that is right next to the house which takes away from the charm of the old place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I will probably go back when the new building is done (I live about 3 hours away). Visitors can get a map and visit the Rocky Ridge farm house and Cemetery where the Wilders are buried, which we didn't do this time.

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Additional Information about Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

Address: 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Phone Number: 877 924-7126
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Mansfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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