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Little House on the Prairie Museum

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Address: 2507 CR 3000, Independence, KS 67301
Phone Number: 620-289-4238
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Great stop, especially for Little House fans

The cabin is a replica, but it is on the Ingalls homestead. This is not actually in Independence, but south. Watch for the signs because the site is not on the secondary road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The cabin is a replica, but it is on the Ingalls homestead. This is not actually in Independence, but south. Watch for the signs because the site is not on the secondary road, but requires taking a tertiary road. The day I was there the museum was closed; however, the owners left a note on the gate inviting visitors to... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Beautiful restorations of a log cabin, a school, and a post office. We stopped on our road trip from Chicago to Lake Tahoe. Definitely worth the stop, but check the weather. Only the gift shop has air conditioning, and it was about 112 degrees when we went.

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Independence, KS
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This isn't big, fancy, nor does it have a huge wow factor. Instead, it is quietly awe-inspiring when you stand on the premises looking out over the rolling prairie, still unencumbered by an encroaching city. You can see buffalo wallows imprinted on the tallgrass fields. The little house itself is a lesson in the simple prairie life endured by the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It puts in prospective what they went through during those days. Doesn't matter where you live as long as you have your family. Nice place to stop.

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Oklahoma
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just as fun as before, but this time we got to go inside the buildings! My favorite was, of course, the cabin. Being able to really see all the details of the building was so neat. The post office is really cool as well. You get to play with older post office boxes and you can even peak around the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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