The Town

NAUVOO IS ALWAYS OPEN There is always something fun to do in Nauvoo:

Below is a list of great online products from various businesses in Nauvoo. Our merchants strive to provide good products and service to customers around the world. We encourage you to visit their online businesses. FREE Nightly ShowsYear Round Whatever the time of year - Nauvoo has entertainment to offer. Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo is shown year round. From May to August, the entertainment schedule in Nauvoo increases with Sunset on the Mississippi along with plays and vignettes by Young Performing Missionaries. 2014 will also feature entertainment by Brigham Young University's Living Legends and Synthesis. FREE Wagon Rides All Year round There is no better way to see old Nauvoo than to take a FREE wagon ride around all the historic sites.  This 30 minute guided tour of Nauvoo is available for your entire family all year round.  There are also oxen drawn rides as well.  You'll have a great time when you visit beautiful Nauvoo any time of year. Visit the Nauvoo Fudge Factory The Nauvoo Fudge Factory has been delighting visitors to Nauvoo for a long time.  Their handmade varieties of fudge are actually shipped around the world to people who visited their shop when in Nauvoo.  Be sure to sweeten up your stay in Nauvoo with a trip to our sweetest destination. FREE Browning Gunsmith Tour Nauvoo is home to one of the most famous gunmakers in the world.  Jonathan Browning of Browning guns and rifles started his first gun shop right here in Nauvoo in the 1840's.  You will enjoy seeing his old shop and an actual demonstration of true musket & rifle making.  This is a great stop for those coming to Nauvoo. FREE Blacksmith Tours & Free Ring Take a step back to when a blacksmith was a vital part of the American frontier.  Enjoy a hands-on demonstration of what it took to keep progress moving.  Also get a FREE gift just for stopping - a hand forged iron ring hammered from a horseshoe nail.  You'll love seeing old Nauvoo. ​FREE Pioneer Kids Games & ActivitiesHistoric Nauvoo is home to several interactive sites that are ideal for children and families - Pioneer Pastimes, the Family Living Center, the Scovil Bakery, the Blacksmith Shop, and the Brickyard are examples of fun for the entire family! Shop in Nauvoo's Historic District Nauvoo has a variety of great shops right along Mulholland in the historic downtown district.  These unique stores offer everything from country general store gifts & collectibles to a selection of furniture, fine art & antiques.  The old buildings and windows create a great ambiance and a fun place to spend some time exploring one of kind items.   Eat Great Food & Enjoy Bakery Treats Nauvoo has great food choices that have created quite a local following.  Our famous Hotel Nauvoo Buffet brings folks from around the state - it's a great selection of delicious food.  Also try our Nauvoo Mill & Bakery just down the street or sandwiches and soups at the Mercantile counter.   You'll love eating in old Nauvoo. ​Bagpipe & Brass Bands Authentic Bagpipers march through the main street of Nauvoo regularly throughout July, taking time to teach and give demonstrations for visitors. The Nauvoo Brass Band also performs regularly throughout Nauvoo's main street, and the historic district. The Nauvoo Brass Band performs throughout the summer. The spirit and music that fills the air is unforgettable.  Get Some Ice Cream & Frozen CustardNauvoo knows how to cool off and has just the trick to do it.  Visit Annie's Frozen Custard or get an old fashioned ice cream treat at Grandpa John's Cafe.  There are also ice cream floats and cold lemonade at the Mercantile. Part of the fun off visiting beautiful Nauvoo is cooling of with some really good cold treats.Items  Handmade Right in NauvooNauvoo craftsmen and merchants offer a variety of items made in Nauvoo.  Find handmade furniture and tableware, hand sewn hats, bags, and clothing, hand dipped candles, original paintings and artwork . . . and more.  Look for the Made in Nauvoo products when you're in Nauvoo.FREE Tours of Baxter's Vineyards Nauvoo is home to Illinois' oldest winery. Baxter's Vineyards has been producing delicious wine here since 1851.  Tour their beautiful vineyard and winery and take home pies, wines, and cheeses. You'll love historic Baxter's in old Nauvoo.Go Antiquing inOld NauvooOne of the great antique stores in Hancock County is located right here in Nauvoo.  Country Cottage Antiques has a rotating inventory of unique and hard to find antiques that come from auctions from far around the area. Neff's Old House Books boasts a large selection of antique and out of print collectable books.