Nauvoo Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Nauvoo Trip Guide

Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, named this town of 1,149 in 1839; it continues to preserve Mormon history and faith.
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What to do

Joseph Smith Historic Site Visitors Center The center itself, run by the Community of Christ, isn’t much, but the $3 walking tour covers the town’s important landmarks and history. See reviews and ratings. (217) 453-2246;

Baxter’s Vineyards and Winery Illinois’ oldest winery offers self-guided tours and free tastings. It’s also home to Carol’s Pies. (217) 453-2528;

Where to stay

Hotel Nauvoo An 1840s hotel offers antique decor with modern amenities, like Wi-Fi. The first floor is a labyrinth of dining rooms serving food buffet-style. From $63. See reviews and ratings. (217) 453-2211;

See Midwest Living's itinerary for a two-day getaway to Nauvoo and nearby Quincy.

For information: Nauvoo Tourism Office (217) 453-6648;

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