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Tourist Attractions for Nauvoo
"For those of you who didn't think Nauvoo had anything to offer"
Free Family Living Center: candle dipping, rope, bread making, etc.
Bakery: see how bread was baked and sample free the gingerbread cookies.
Blacksmith: See how the wagons and wheels were made and get a free "prairie diamond" ring.
Brick Kiln: how sand and clay are turned into houses...free tiny 'Nauvoo Bricks"
Trail of Hope: Walk the Exodus Road )Parley Street) to the River's edge where the Saints boarded the ferry to begin their journey west.
Handcarts: with or without a guide...be a pioneer. Free
Land and Records Building: Free CD's made upon request of any information from the Nauvoo Period. Find where your ancestors lived in Old Nauvoo.
Nauvoo Visitors Center: Movies, tours, talks, displays. Relief Society Women's Garden with beautiful statuary honoring the lives of women,. Original Nauvoo Temple Sun Stone
Nauvoo Temple: Children 12 and over or adults. Recommends and reservations needed.
Keokuk: A picturesque town to drive a round. It was very prominent when most of the goods traveled by river.
Riverboat museum: Two observation decks overlooking the dam and locks which allow the boats to navigate around the dam and continue upstream. Also a good place to watch eagles.
Montrose, Iowa and Sugarcreek: First stopping place of the Saints after crossing the River. Memorial plaques and heart rending views of Nauvoo and the Temple.
Hannibal, Missouri: Home of Mark Twain of "Tom Sawyer" fame. One hour south. (A nice day trip.) Fun for the whole family.
Springfield, Illinois: Home of Abe Lincoln which is very nice plus the cemetery where he is buried. Two hours east. (a nice day trip.) Very worthwhile.
Quincy, Illinois: All the stores you are used to plus great restaurants and sightseeing. (a nice day trip.) 30 mins south.