Visit the Nauvoo Pageant

The Nauvoo Pageant Presidency welcomes you to the Nauvoo Pageant Website. It is our wish that as you scroll through this site, watch the video's and learn about the Nauvoo Pageant and the city of Nauvoo, Illinois, you will feel of the deep love and respect we have for those early pioneers who settled there. We invite you to come and attend the pageant this summer. The pageant will give you a glimpse of the sacrifice and faith of those special settlers who came to Nauvoo and built a city from a swamp. The pageant is an evening performance every Tuesday through Saturday during the pageant season. The pageant grounds are located just 2 blocks southwest of the Nauvoo Temple. It is free of charge and has unlimited seating. See it this summer-remember it always.

If you are interested in participating in the pageant, applications are available at this site September 1st through October 31st.

We look forward to sharing this powerful pageant with you. See you in Nauvoo!

Traveling to Nauvoo

Flying to Nauvoo

There are no direct flights to Nauvoo, but here is a list of some of the closest airports and the driving directions and time from each.

Driving from Burlington, Iowa (40 Minutes)
Driving from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (4 hours 37 Minutes)
Driving from Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (3 hours 31 Minutes)
Driving from Kansas City International Airport (5 hours 50 Minutes)

Driving to Nauvoo

If you choose not to fly but drive directly to Nauvoo, here is a map for driving to Nauvoo.

Staying in Nauvoo

Pageant participants are responsible for their own housing. The majority of participants are able to find convenient housing options in Nauvoo when arrangements are made just after they receive notice of acceptance. For housing options in Nauvoo, please refer to the official Nauvoo Tourism website:

  • The Nauvoo Tourism site: www.beautifulnauvoo.com/stay. You may also call: 877-628-8661 if you have further questions about lodging in Nauvoo. You may also leave a voice message at: 877-453-6648.

  • Pageant participants may request space at the Nauvoo Restoration, Incorporated (NRI) RV Park. Full electrical, water and sewer hook-ups are available. A shower house and laundry facilities are also available for park residents. No soft-sided tents permitted and no animals allowed. RV sites are available on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved through the pageant office. Cost per day is $20.00.

Local Nauvoo Sites & Events

Nauvoo Pageant Events

The Nauvoo Pageant begins each night at 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday) but there are more events associated with the pageant that are also free for all to see.