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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

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Address: 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Phone Number: +1 877-924-7126
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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I am a huge fan of Laura's books, so a visit to the home and museum has been on my bucket list for years. The property is beautiful. I would have to agree with another reviewer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristi S
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a huge fan of Laura's books, so a visit to the home and museum has been on my bucket list for years. The property is beautiful. I would have to agree with another reviewer and say that the visit was almost spiritual. I can't describe the feeling of knowing that you were standing in the room where Laura... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not expect to be so moved and emotional at this attraction. I read all of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books as a child and reread some of them to my children as an adult. Actually seeing the things that Laura made and the place where she lived was overwhelming and I found myself speechless much of the time. I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the museum, the farm house and the rock house. This brought back wonderful childhood memories of my favorite books. Loved seeing Pa's fiddle after reading about it for years. The farm house was lovely. Everything has been preserved nicely. Tour guide was great. Must see for fans of the books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was so refreshing to go back in time, this was such a good experience, I've always admired Laura. The property is beautiful and quiet. The employees are so kind. Would love to revisit again.

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Thank Denise S
Hamburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum and tour. If you are a fan of the movies or the books, this is a must visit place. There were 3 elements of the visit: the newly opened museum, the farm house and the house that Rose Wilder built for her parents. The museum offered a short video, plenty of artifacts and a gift... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love reading about Laura's life, her daughter Rose, and the "Man of the House", as she described her husband in her Farm Journal writings. Seeing the homestead up close was very interesting, nostalgic. I was never a fan of the TV show and hearing from the very informative guides that she did not have a TV was absolutely wonderful,... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The tour guides were amazing and informative. I liked the video introduction to the museum and the museum itself was amazing. Very reasonably priced and lovely new buildings. It's been a dream to visit the historical places of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had enjoyed the book series and the show, so I was really looking forward to visiting in person to see all that this attraction had to offer. Even though we arrived fairly late in the afternoon, staff kindly encouraged us as we were just in time to see the video and be part of the guided tour through Laura's... More 

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Thank les b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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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