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Little House on the Prairie Museum

2507 CR 3000, Independence, KS 67301
620-289-4238
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a excellent replication of the house built by "Pa" Wilder in the book Little House on The Prairie. You can also see where they dug their water well. The rest of the buildings are cool to see but not any connection to the Wilder's or their living there. The person who was in the office the day I... More

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Independence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This attraction is worthwhile to take the time to stop. A small fee is charged but mainly for the upkeep of the cabin, schoolhouse, Post Office, etc. This attraction gives children a look at the past and fun is had by all.

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Lincoln, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is an attraction that I have visited multiple times since I was young. While it is not the original house from the books, it is still an amazing find. Additionally, the old post office and school house are worthwhile. While there is a small fee, it is extremely reasonable and goes to a good cause. If you are travelling... More

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Prairie Days second Saturday in June. Girls dressed like Mary, Laura, Carrie and Pa and Mr. Edwards, entered a contest who dressed like them the best. Some girls barefoot and carrying their lunch pails. There was live music. pottery you can make with help, displays that you can do on hand like grinding corn, using water pump to get water.... More

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Tulsa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A nice little collection of buildings that is worth turning off the highway and taking the time to walk through. It is a must for anybody who is a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and interesting for anybody with an interest in what frontier life was like in the 1880's. There is a small fee, but it is reasonable for... More

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Junction City, Kansas
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This museum is a nice stop in Kansas to see where a great author has lived and where many of here stories come from. There is a small fee but worth it. Bathrooms available. Not much to see around the immediate area but theres some points in the town where you can visit relating to the little house stories.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A simple collection of buildings and items from the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories. It was pleasant to just wander around and look. Check the website to find it. Easy enough to locate, but apparently GPS can't do it!

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Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was so much fun. I like to stop by places like this to see the simplicity of life, and the hardships as well. We went during the off season this weekend so we could not get a look inside the building. But even still, this was a very fun side trip. We were able to pet the donkeys, walk... More

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I liked going there to see the house and how they lived, also they have a school-church, an old post office you can walk around see it all , stay as long as you like. In May on a Sat. they have Little House on The Prairie Day, with wagon rides, people dressed up .

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

One the Sunday afternoon that we visited this modest setup, the winds were blowing across the prairie grass and the scissor-tail kites were aloft. Simple but effective layout of cabin, post office and one room school. Combine this with a trip to see Rocky Ridge in Mansfield MO to easily see two of the Little House sites within a few... More

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