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Historic Nauvoo

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350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
+1 217-453-2237
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Wonderful Experience

Visiting Nauvoo was a delight. We went in late April and the weather was just perfect. It wasn't... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
kjohnson411
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
Cheap, Fun and Educational

SO much history, so many fun sites! Best of all... IT IS FREE! We have a 2 year old and I was so... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2016
CamilleHMoore
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Red Deer, Canada
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Tribute to Mormon industry and vision. Glimpse of 1840's life in Illinois' 2nd largest city. Beautiful location on banks of the Mississippi. Restored homes and shops. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Pioneer craft demonstrations. Live entertainment. Free to the public. Open 365 days a year.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
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+1 217-453-2237
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"visitor's center"
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"mississippi river"
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"blacksmith shop"
in 21 reviews
"red brick"
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"beautiful temple"
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"joseph smith"
in 10 reviews
"historic place"
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"lds church"
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"free tickets"
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"history buff"
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"jesus christ of latter day saints"
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"lots of history"
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"all ages"
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"print shop"
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"candle making"
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Visiting Nauvoo was a delight. We went in late April and the weather was just perfect. It wasn't very crowded and we were able to fit in a lot in the two days we were there. I can't wait to come back and visit again.

Thank kjohnson411
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Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

SO much history, so many fun sites! Best of all... IT IS FREE! We have a 2 year old and I was so anxious about him coming to the homes. The missionaries/tour guides were phenomenal! They helped me with my child, they educated him, and...More

Thank CamilleHMoore
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

We really enjoyed the day we spent in Historic Nauvoo. The staff was amazingly friendly. We were able to visit a couple of homes/shops where free souvenir type items were provided.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Hey if you want a feel for the 1840's and see how an industrious people lived try Historic Nauvoo. It costs nothing, and there is much to experience. April is an excellent time to go because there are no crowds.

Thank TioJuanito
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

This city was first called Commerce but renamed Nauvoo in 1839 when the Mormons settled the swampy grasslands. They drained the water off into the Mississippi River and within 5 years Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. They built over 350 brick homes and...More

1  Thank Richard E
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Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time visiting Nauvoo and we really enjoyed ourselves. It was great to learn the history of that historic town and see all the cute old houses and cabins. The Mormon Temple and downtown area were charming.

1  Thank agatha w
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

The couple missionaries were very kind and quite knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour from the Church of Christ also. I would definitely do it again.

Thank heidibrooks
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Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time visiting Historic Nauvoo and we really enjoyed it. We enjoyed seeing all the old homes and buildings and learning more about the area and the people who lived there. We took the wagon tour and it was really interesting. The...More

2  Thank mjpc36
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

Had a marvelous time visiting Nauvoo, Illinois. Accommodations were very historic and nice. The history and feel was a once in lifetime event for us. Will never forget it. If you have ancestors who lived in Nauvoo make sure you visit the Land and Records...More

1  Thank Jay M
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Reviewed January 30, 2016

This was a great experience with a lot of valuable history. I think even if you're not LDS (Mormon) it's an interesting part of American history that anyone can appreciate if looked at in that respect. When considering it wasn't that long ago that these...More

3  Thank Lynn H
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prisbrey
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Hugh M | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of good weather in April and also some bad. Seasons differ greatly from year to year. Spring flowers can be spectacular at Nauvoo and I enjoy not having to deal with crowds. Many wonderful sites and... More
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ss8kids
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Ariel S | Property representative |
Hi! You will probably need to rent a car; Fort Madison is 12 miles and a bridge crossing the Mississippi from Nauvoo. Carthage is 30 minutes from Nauvoo and tour is 45 minutes. The historic sites are open 9-5 on Saturday... More
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