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Historic Nauvoo

350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
+1 217-453-2237
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Interesting Look Into the Past

I'll note first off that I am not Mormon. That said, this is a pretty fascinating place to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kgilbert78
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Columbus, Ohio
An educational and historic place

Went to visit Nauvoo with my family and we love it. Although we are not Mormon, we still enjoy and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles C
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Arcadia, California
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
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"visitor's center"
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"mississippi river"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"red brick"
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"beautiful temple"
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"rich in history"
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"joseph smith"
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"historic place"
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"lds church"
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"free tickets"
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"jesus christ of latter day saints"
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"lots of history"
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"all ages"
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"great place to visit"
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"print shop"
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"candle making"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll note first off that I am not Mormon. That said, this is a pretty fascinating place to visit. It's a bit out of the way but was near to our route from Springfield to SE Iowa. There is a nice visitor center. All of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to visit Nauvoo with my family and we love it. Although we are not Mormon, we still enjoy and learn a lot from the tour.

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Fascinating stories. Authentic renovations and restorations. The senior couple missionaries were very helpful and knowledgeable. The demonstrations of the everyday skills and crafts the settlers used were well done and informative.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We spent two full days here and there was still not enough time to do everything - and the carriage and wagons rides were not operating. Each home or shop was interesting and the missionaries did a good job of presenting. We also saw the...More

Thank CCLoop
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This by far exceeded expectations and we had been told it was great. The free evening performance Rendezvous was hilarious and so well done. Learning to make rope, bread in a fire, barrels, weaving, wool etc were so interesting and informative. We loved all the...More

Thank WhitneyMcq
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Joseph Smith as the city planner for Nauvoo laid it out with the Temple in the center and four-acre plots of land divided by North-South and East West running streets. The town has kept its historic value and during the summer, there is an oxcart...More

Thank caribcruiser2015
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What would you pay to see a whole townsite of the 1840s complete with many homes restored to the period with volunteers manning and explaining the various skills needed in the 1840s? There is a visitor's center, videos, and even an evening program. Price? FREE...More

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Girls trip. Such a wonderful day spent in Historic Nauvoo. We learned a lot about the ways of the early Saints and their trials in the early 1800's. Such a beautiful temple. Enjoy the Family Living Center and make rope!

Thank Buttercup_ca
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A can't miss site if you enjoy seeing historical places. Numerous buildings that have been restored to their original state filled with period furniture and artifacts, many belonging to the original owners. Not to miss are the blacksmith shop where they give everyone a Prairie...More

Thank SherlynSLC
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

You can learn a lot about not only LDS history but history of how pioneers in early America lived life - making rope, bread, rugs, clothes, horseshoes, barrels, etc.

Thank knightsjunkmail
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prisbrey
7 June 2017|
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Response from Hugh M | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of good weather in April and also some bad. Seasons differ greatly from year to year. Spring flowers can be spectacular at Nauvoo and I enjoy not having to deal with crowds. Many wonderful sites and... More
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ss8kids
13 April 2016|
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Response from Ariel S | Property representative |
Hi! You will probably need to rent a car; Fort Madison is 12 miles and a bridge crossing the Mississippi from Nauvoo. Carthage is 30 minutes from Nauvoo and tour is 45 minutes. The historic sites are open 9-5 on Saturday... More
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