Oxen & Wagon Ride
LOCATION: On Main Street West of the Historic Nauvoo Visitors’ Center
A yoke of real oxen will pull you in a covered wagon across the “Mormon Trail” - in the record time of fifteen minutes!
Oxen were used by many migrating pioneers because of their great strength. However, they could take some time to train, as Abner Blackburn noted about his near-wild oxen: “I was in the trail part of the time, and that was when I was crossing it.” Oxen would also eat anything that was green, unlike a horse or mule who preferred grain.
This is one of the best photo opportunities in Nauvoo.
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