Ten places not to miss in Nauvoo

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  • Mom of ten SANBORNTON, NH
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    I love Nauvoo! Walking the old streets and seeing the historical sites first hand is so inspiring and soul satifying. There is such a sense of peace. What they were able to accomplish in such a short time is almost miraculous. Even my children loved it. Go if you have the time and desire. See the summer pagents. Nauvoo will not disappoint you!

  • Linus Bountiful, UT
    April 11, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    Dear trytobereasonable,
    One of the ten sites listed included sites owned by the Community of Christ. Yes, I agree, they are also worthwhile.

    Your recommendation that visitors include the Community of Christ world headquarters/temple and an organ concert or demonstration recital is not a bad idea, but I would point out that the article is about things to see in Nauvoo, Illinois. One would have to drive several hundred miles to Independence, Missouri, to take in the temple and a demonstration of their organ.

    In the same vein as your recommendations, one might want to visit Parley Parker Pratt's grave just outside of Alma, Arkansas. It is inspiring.

  • trytobereasonable Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    Visitors to Nauvoo may not want to be so LDS-centric. The Community of Christ sites are also worthwhile. I've seen interesting presentation of the history that describe events beyond what the LDS church documents. (and it wasn't anti-LDS at all) Also, while their world headquarters/temple is certainly different than what LDS are used to, the building is quite fascinating with its natural lighting and I highly recommend seeing an organ concert or demonstration recital.

  • DonP Sainte Genevieve, MO
    April 11, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    I would highly suggest taking the road that follows the river north on the Hannibal side until you get to Montrose. There are wonderful views of the temple on the hill on the opposite side of the river. There is a small road side park north of Montrose that also offers a splendid view of the temple. My wife and I made the trip in 2009 and it was a very poignant moment for the both of us as we thought about the saints who looked back at the temple, knowing it would be the last time they saw it.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    April 11, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    My sentimental favorite is the beautiful pioneer cemetary up at the top of the hill east of the old town. We were there on a remarkable spring morning several years ago. It is walking on sacred groud.