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Little House on the Prairie Museum

2507 CR 3000, Independence, KS 67301
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Independence, KS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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