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Review of Historic Nauvoo

Historic Nauvoo
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Nauvoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2012

The shows, the great people, the fun activites for the kids - lots of information, etc - super great family fun

Thank lesyeuxblue
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Free activities and very educational. Kids really enjoy each time we go. Pagent during the summer is very good.

Thank iowafam6
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The method of restoring the building followed by the Mormons seems to entail (untimately) a complete rebuilding of the town with not a brick missing. I visited Nauvoo before a comprehensive restoration began (going back to the 1950s) and some authenticity, and the short life, destruction, and abandonment of the city (by two different communities of believers) has disappeared in the process of building it up. I preferred Nauvoo without all the "improvements".

Thank LeannaLoomer
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Nauvoo has more history to it than just the Mormon part. Some of the oldest buildings in the town are still standing. The Icarian area was built by French farmers. The Baxter Winery is in the Icarian section and is well worth seeing. The Mormon section is interesting. The Family Center has crafts from the pioneer days that you can participate in. The drive along the river is beautiful.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Spent three days visiting Nauvoo on a family vacation. Was worried that older teens might dismiss the free shows but after the first song they were hooked. The senior missionaries and others that make historic nauvoo come alive were fantastic. Caught three shows while there (Rendevous by old Nauvoo, Sunset by the Mississippi, and High hopes and Riverboats) all three were fantastic and so worth the time. Seeing the presentations come alive by the volunteers was perfect. Able to get a brick, a nail ring, a handmade rope (made by my own kids) and several other items at each stop. Having a relative who lived in Nauvoo and traveled west with the pioneers was fun as we were able to stop by the land office and locate his plot of land. Paid the extra money to go on the tour provided by the Community of Christ church. Well worth it and our guide was fantastic in showing us several homes and the redbrick store used by the early LDS saints. Historic Nauvoo is definately worth visiting if you are passing through the area.

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