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

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The museum was incredible. Beautiful items of Laura and Rose. The house was as she left it. The only thing I was disappointed in was that you can't go upstairs. You also can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Niles, Michigan
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Niles, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum was incredible. Beautiful items of Laura and Rose. The house was as she left it. The only thing I was disappointed in was that you can't go upstairs. You also can't wander the grounds which would have been nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited Laura's home this week. Enjoyed seeing family mementos and the place where she wrote her books. Fun to see one of her handwritten manuscripts on display.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

There are two homes on the property, plus the museum. The docents are helpful in planning your time to include the video and house tours, as you must see them with a docent. Many items in the museum were detailed in the books and this is pointed out. You can also hear Pa's fiddle during the film. Laura did not... More 

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memphis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing the home place of Laura Ingels Wilder. The property has been carefully preserved and the tour guides are wonderful.

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Ulverston
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178 reviews 178 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have fond memories of the books of Laura Ingalls Wilders and the television series of my youth. The house was very interesting and the guide obviously loved her subject. There were many things to see and read about in the museum.

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Big Cabin OK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We enjoyed the tour of the house & the rock house. There was so much history. We were amazed that Laura & Almanzo's house was just the way it was after Laura died & the organization received it a month after she died, from Rose. Such a great group of ladies working there, they knew so much history. You could... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The farm is in a beautiful setting and we enjoyed seeing where Laura and Almanzo spent their last decades together. The museum and tour are amazing--my adult daughters and I learned so much that we never knew and we are devoted readers of this classic series and other books written by and about Laura. The museum is absolutely incredible and... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ok I admit that I am biased with this review...I love Laura and have wanted to come here for decades! The house is perfectly preserved how it was when Laura passed away. It's a lovely home, built by her husband one room at a time until it was finished. A guide will take you on a tour through the house...and... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I grew up on all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and have long wanted to visit her home sites. This visit was all I hoped for and more! Wonderfully informative guided tours of the farm home that Laura and Almanzo built over several years, raised their daughter Rose, lived most of their lives and their final years, and where Laura... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've been a die hard Little House fan ever since I read LH in the Big Woods. I've always refused to watch the TV show because it sounded ridiculous. I couldn't believe I was actually walking up the path to Laura's house on Rocky Ridge farm! I saw Pa's fiddle! The bread plate that survived the fire in South Dakota!... More 

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