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Historic Nauvoo

350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
+1 217-453-2237
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Historic Town

Joseph Smith as the city planner for Nauvoo laid it out with the Temple in the center and four-acre... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Snohomish, Washington
A must-see in the midwest

What would you pay to see a whole townsite of the 1840s complete with many homes restored to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve J
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
350 N. Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354
+1 217-453-2237
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Let me get this out of the way, I'm LDS and loved the way that the LDS Church has rebuilt this piece of history. That aside, if you are a history buff, it's hard not to like this place. The people who run the tours...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great restoration of early 1840's pioneer living. Fascinating history; our young kids were not bored at all.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I learned so much by spending an afternoon in Nauvoo. The guides really help you understand the life and faith of the Mormon people. Be sure you take both wagon tours- up close and personal.

Thank Marsha3312
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Must see the whole city. Not just a little of it. Nice people nice shops new and old go enjoy make the trip

Thank chowdog101
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What an awesome trip for our youth group! Even though there was over 200 of us, we never felt like it was crowded. We enjoyed seeing all of the different buildings, hearing the stories, and watching the pageant. We organized our 3 buses to drop...More

Thank 960LisaA
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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
13 April 2016|
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