Something awesome about Nauvoo is that everything is close together and everything is free: free wagon rides, carriage rides and oxen rides, free musicals and plays, free tours some which give you a free souvenir at the end. BUT, you have to get tickets for a lot of these things even though they are free because there is limited space. You can order the tickets for the plays and musicals in advance over the phone which I did, but the carriage and wagon rides are only given out the morning of and once they're gone, they're gone, so I went by myself at 7am that morning, 30 minutes before the the visitors center was open, and picked up our advance musical and play tickets and also tickets for a carriage ride later that morning.
We also learned how to make rope and even got to make a piece for our family.
We went outside and walked over to the bakery. Outside we saw their wheat grinding mill.
The girls enjoyed dressing up and playing house and school.
And then we were off to Carthage which is about 30 minutes away.
We sat in the bedroom where they were martyred and listened to a short audio retelling of the story.
It was so neat being able to experience this part of history and see these places for ourselves. I would love to go back again some time and spend a week there because there really was so much to see and we just didn't have enough time.