- Indoor Swimming Pool (April - October)
- Fully Equipped Kitchens (in our family units)
- On-site Restaurant
- On-site Salon
- Nauvoo Historical Society Museum
- Joseph Smith Historic Site
- Nauvoo Illinois Temple
- Nauvoo State Park
- Baxter's Winery
- The Fudge Factory
Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites, where you are a part of our family!
Opening day for the 2017 season is April 15.
You may now book on line. For group reservations please call 217-453-9101.
Nauvoo Pageant dates are July 11th through August 5, 2017.
Welcome to Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites!
Step back into time and visit historical Nauvoo, Illinois. Take an old fashioned wagon ride, learn to make a rope, and listen to the stories of days gone by. Enjoy the free entertainment at the Cultural Hall and the outdoor theater. Remember, all the sites and activities in Historical Nauvoo or "down on the flats" are free. Everyone is welcomed. Want to learn about your genealogy? The Family Search Center would love to help you. Stay with us, enjoy one of our family units, our spacious double queen rooms, or even a Jacuzzi suite, and make your family part of ours! Check out our Rooms page for hotel amenities and room options.
For your youth groups, check out our bunk rooms; we are sure to acommodate families and groups of any size. We aren't just any old traditional family inn. We also provide an indoor heated swimming pool and additional services such as an on-site breakfast buffet. For your shopping needs, stroll down to the lobby and shop in Grandma's Treasures and Trinkets, and take home a piece of Nauvoo. Worried about how your hair will look on your wedding day, visit our Salon.
Rich with Latter-Day Saints (LDS) history, Nauvoo has countless, remarkable sites to visit. You'll always have places to go and things to do in Nauvoo and the surrounding area. Nauvoo has over 50 free historic LDS sites. Since Carthage is only minutes away from Nauvoo, you can take a day trip to visit other historic sites in the area. Make sure you see our Attractios page for a complete must-sees in Nauvoo.
We Cater To Large Groups!
Planning a family reunion, retreat, business event, youth group, tour group or a simple get-together with 25 people or more? Our Group Sales department is happy to help you decide what works best for you. If you are interested in meals for your group, we can do that too!
For more information, please call 800.416.4470 ext. 450 or email us at email@example.com.
When the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith and the Latter-Day Saints arrived in Commerce Illinois they were simply searching for a place to call home, free to practice their religion and raise their families. Needing a large tract of land for the many Latter-Day Saints that had wagon-trained from Missouri, Joseph Smith purchased the unwanted and uncultivated swampland that lay between Commerce and the mighty Mississippi River.
The Mormons designed and developed a breathtaking "public works" project to rid the newly-purchased land of the swamp that covered much of it. The Mormons created a massive drainage system that soon cleared the area. This system was an incredible undertaking, requiring thousands of hard labor hours and precise planning on the part of the Mormons. But, the Mormons were used to hard work in their travels. This drainage system is still in use today.
Soon Commerce Illinois was renamed Nauvoo. The name is from the old Hebrew word for "beautiful place." Not long after the name change took effect, Nauvoo received a special charter of incorporation from the state legislature of Illinois. This charter gave the elected leaders of Nauvoo far-reaching rights, including the right to raise a militia for defense.
Missionaries from the group were spread wide and far. Some were in the southern United States while others were in Europe spreading their faith. Converts came to Nauvoo by the hundreds from places near and far. By 1844 Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois with a population in excess of 12,000, as large as Chicago. The industrialist Mormons built a thriving city where once there was nothing.
The Mormons began construction of a massive physically imposing structure of limestone; it was called the Nauvoo Temple and it stood 128 feet long, 88 feet wide and was capped with a tower that measured 82 feet from the ground. It was a magnificent structure that stood as the crown jewel of Nauvoo. You could see it perched on the highest spot in Nauvoo for miles around.