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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

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Address: 3068 Highway a, Mansfield, MO 65704-8104
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+1 877-924-7126
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
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I didn't know much about Laura or her family, and I really learned a lot and enjoyed this. The museum is very nice, and the homes have been well maintained. Informative tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AChristianGirl
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know much about Laura or her family, and I really learned a lot and enjoyed this. The museum is very nice, and the homes have been well maintained. Informative tour guides. Great place to stop and learn some of our history.

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Cordova, Tennessee
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife being a huge fan of the show little house on the prairie, this was one of her mandatory stops if we were in the area. The museum, house tour and the rock house were all full of interesting tidbits of information. There graves are also near and easy to find. The only problem we encountered was the heavy... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Seeing Laura's homes was a most surreal experience for me. Growing up, I read her books and watched the TV series based upon her life. To "see" Laura as an adult, knowing that she cooked, slept, worked, and wrote here, was truly amazing. She always seemed able to balance the treacherous adventures of life with the small luxuries that the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We used our 2017 spring break for a pilgrimage to the historic home of the Wilder family, mostly for my daughter who has read every book she can find about Laura, Rose and the entire family. Admission gets you tours of two homes on the estate and a room of family mementoes including Pa's famous fiddle. Certainly a wonderful stop... More 

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Corning
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40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife is a big fan of the Little House TV show and my daughter hardly knows anything about it. We all enjoyed the visit though. The new museum is well done with lots of Wilder and Ingalls artifacts that are well organized and displayed nicely. There is a short film. The museum on the outside looks like a barn.... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Growing up my sisters and I read the Little House book series and later watched the television series. It was nice to take a leisure walk back to my childhood. Enjoyed seeing all the items in the museum and visiting both houses. Great time enjoying the history with three generations: my mother and daughter. The house assistance at the house... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

There is no trailer parking so if you are towing you won't be able to park. Same goes for RVs. There is no shoulder to park on and no spaces at the campground across the street. I'll try again but sans camper.

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1 Thank Laura M
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting outing. We were visiting Branson and drove over to see this site one day. Took us about an hour and a half. Start with an informative movie. Then you can tour the museum. Unfortunately no pictures are allowed inside any of the buildings. Really wanted my picture with Pa's fiddle or by one of Laura's dresses. After you... More 

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4 Thank newned
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our time visiting Laura and Almanzo's homes and the museum. There is so much history here. My teenage girls and husband even enjoyed it. Almost as much as I did! The staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this to any LIW fans. It was like stepping back in time!

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Thank Tracy J
Mansfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed in visiting the Wilder Home & Museum! It's only an hour east of Springfield so it makes a great Day Trip! Enjoyed a day Living the Laura Life!

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