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    Mormon Pioneer

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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?

Nauvoo Landing on the Mississippi River.

The first train of Mormon wagons ferried across the Mississippi on February 4, 1846, and then camped for nearly a month at nearby Sugar Creek while waiting for Young to conclude business at Nauvoo. During the wait, temperatures dropped further and the river froze over. More...