When visiting Mansfield you can see a piece of history at the Wilder home and museum on Rocky Ridge. Then you can stop by the Mansfield historical society to appreciate the complete history of Mansfield. And if you want to feel as if you have stepped back in time, you can visit Baker Creek pioneer village. Free to all visitors, come and enjoy the pioneer experience.
Mansfield offers a unique experience with its historic sites and festivals, such as the annual Wilder Days. Each fall the community gathers to celebrate its pioneer heritage and Laura Ingalls Wilder. People from all over the country come to join in the celebrations and watch the annual outdoor “Laura’s Memories” play.
The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a several community events that focus our cultural heritage, and small town appeal. This includes Wilder Days, Taste of Spring, Easter Egg Hunt, the Baker Creek planting festival, the 4th of July celebration, Trick or Treat on the square, and the Christmas parade; for more information see the events page.
Mansfield also has a beautiful park and pool. Our city park is home to the outdoor amphitheater that hosts the “Laura’s Memories” play each year. The park has a scenic walking trail and pavilion. Adjacent to the park is the Mansfield pool, tennis courts, and the Community Center.
Most of our business are locally owned and operated, mixed in with a few well-known companies. Mansfield welcomes new businesses and the Chamber would love to help and support prospective business owners. For membership information please see the membership page.
We invite you to come and enjoy our lovely community.
Crossroads of the Ozarks
at the crossroads of Missouri Highway 5 and US Highway 60 is a beautiful town
with a rich and fascinating history. Mansfield
was founded in 1881 by F.M. Mansfield and George H. Nettleton. They purchased
the land and brought in the railroad that
started this amazing community.
Then in 1894 Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family bought the Rocky Ridge farm and built their home. It was here in Mansfield that Laura penned and published all of her “Little House” books.