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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

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Address: 3068 Highway a, Mansfield, MO 65704-8104
Phone Number: 877 924-7126
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9:00 am - 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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American Treasure

We visited the museum and homes on July 3rd. Our whole family agrees it was the perfect Patriotic activity! We are huge Little House fans, but even those who have not read the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christine C
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Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum and homes on July 3rd. Our whole family agrees it was the perfect Patriotic activity! We are huge Little House fans, but even those who have not read the books will appreciate the great American pioneer spirit! My daughters, ages 9 and 11 have read all the books and were thrilled to see the treasures on... More 

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Linn Creek, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool , lots of interesting history. All the workers, tour guides very nice and very knowledgeable. Little pricey but there is lots to see and learn.

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Northfield, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's books. Last year, I picked up a book outlining where the homes or historical markers are for each of the places she lived. I was so glad to have the opportunity to stop by Laura's farmhouse in Mansfield, Missouri. This is the home she lived in with her husband and daughter and the... More 

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Thank MESNorthfield
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I decided to tour the houses when I was their for another festival. As a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I thoroughly enjoyed walking through her last home which is the place she wrote her books. If you love her books, you will love the tour.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We expected a visits of 1-2 hours and stayed for 4! The museum is filled with artifacts about Laura, her family and Almanzo's family. There is a lot to see and read. I was prompted to recall stories from the books, but also learned new information about Laura and her family. Seeing Pa's fiddle was very special--and you can hear... More 

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum contains artifacts from mostly Laura's life, but also Almanzo's. There is a timeline which runs along the wall, which coordinates what was happening in the U.S. along with the Ingalls and Wilder births, etc. There are clothing items, books, jewelry, furniture, a replica of the wagon they traveled in, and Pa's fiddle. There is also an introductory film.... More 

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Thank LoneshtarK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great little gem. The museum has a short film and a bunch of items on display. There is a guided tour of the house, and a self guided tour of the second house. This place was awesome. The tour guide was very knowledgable and offered plenty of time to look around. No pictures are allowed in the museum or the... More 

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Thank April S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The new museum is so nice. Everything is so fresh and so well done. The house was so interesting. This is where Laura wrote the books beginning at age 65. Visit the Museum first, that's where you get your tickets for the house and there is a nice introduction video and great bathrooms. That's also where you park and just... More 

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Thank Mark K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love the Little House book series you will want to visit. This is the place Laura settled with Almanzo and where she wrote many of the books. It is $14 for an adult and $7 for kids 17 and under. This price includes 3 areas. The museum shows a short film about Laura and the properties. It isn't... More 

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Thank Dixie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See pa's fiddle. It gave me chills. It is a small museum but full of so many treasures from the books. Great displays. The tour of house is wonderful. It is kind of expensive ($14/$7) but worth it. They are doing great renovations and trying hard to update the experience. Stay at Laura Ingalls Wilder RV park right across the... More 

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