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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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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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A must see if you have kids or are a fan of Little House on the Prarie.

OK. It may seem schmaltzy but I'm a fan of Little House on the Prarie going back decades. So, it was a treat to visit the home of the writer of this series. Their little farm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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Woodward, Pennsylvania
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Woodward, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK. It may seem schmaltzy but I'm a fan of Little House on the Prarie going back decades. So, it was a treat to visit the home of the writer of this series. Their little farm house was very modest, and the stone house just down the road was not much bigger. Nice, but not large by today's standards. This... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love "Little House on the Prairie" (and who doesn't), don't miss this. It was very cool to see how the "real life" Laura and Almanzo lived. Great story on how the house came together. Be sure and park in front of the New Museum part since that is where you need to buy your tickets. We loved IT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss out the chance to see this if you are in the area! So fun to see the homes where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the "Little House" series. Loved that they left her & Almanzo's farmhouse pretty much like they left it when they lived there. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.

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Rose Bud, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you like to learn about people of the past or enjoyed laura's books. I did think it was a little over priced but understand it takes money to keep things operational.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For any "Little House" reader or fan, this is a must see to enjoy the home of Laura and Almanzo. The tour guide of the house was very knowledgeable and it was very nice to see how they lived in such a pretty home. The museum was filled with artifacts and I loved seeing the original fiddle! Good times! NOTE:... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved the Little House books as a child and grew up watching Little House on the Prairie. It was an absolute joy to step into Laura and Almonzo Wilder's farm home that he built himself. I expected to see Laura sitting at her desk writing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The property itself is beautiful and... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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