• Martin's Cove at Devil's Gate in Wyoming

    Mormon Pioneer

    National Historic Trail IL,IA,NE,UT,WY

Auto Tour Route - Illinois

To begin the auto tour route of the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail heading west from Nauvoo, Illinois, follow the driving directions below the map.


 
Map image of the Auto Tour Route driving directions from Illinois.
Map image of the Auto Tour Route driving directions from Illinois.
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From Nauvoo:

  1. Take State Route 96 east, then north to State Route 9.
  2. Turn west onto State Route 9 at Niota.
  3. Take State Route 9 west into Iowa.
Total original route miles in Illinois: 2

Did You Know?

Mormon Church founder, Joseph Smith, Jr.

Mormons, as Latter-day Saints are popularly called, practice a unique religion that arose in 1830 from the teachings of church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. Early converts followed their prophet from New York to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. They were driven from each state by threats and violence. More...