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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 dream come true!

I cried when I arrived as I've wanted to come here for more years than I can count... I am a HUGE Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as is my younger sister. We traveled to Mansfield from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ashley M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cried when I arrived as I've wanted to come here for more years than I can count... I am a HUGE Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as is my younger sister. We traveled to Mansfield from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the museum and two historic homes did not disappoint! We were able chat at length with several members of... More 

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Mulberry Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up reading the whole series of books but Laura Ingalls Wilder we had to stop in when we realized we were in the area. I'm so glad we did. The visitor center is apparently new and very pleasant. It was just kind neat to see so many things described in the books - Pa's fiddle, the chine box... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to seeing the homes and museum, however at $14 per person, we did not stay. It did not appear there was much to see for the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my daughter and young 2.5 year old granddaughter. Of course we handled the toddler well in the museum and had no issues. When we entered the house for the tour as a child she pointed out the "tick tock" ( clock) and we were quickly hushed. I hung far behind the group with the baby to keep... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 3 enjoyable hours at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. This is where Laura wrote the Little House books and is a great place to visit for young and old alike! The site recently built a new building to house the museum and it is a very well done space. The visit starts with an 8 minute introductory video... More 

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Woodward, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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 July 31, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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