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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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A short day trip for LHOTP

WIth the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder actually living in the this small house with her family on the scenic land, our kids really enjoyed being a part of the actual location... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

WIth the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder actually living in the this small house with her family on the scenic land, our kids really enjoyed being a part of the actual location. It added actuality to book imagination. The references to her early childhood in her books mentioning this remote Kansas location make it come alive. Pa's well and the... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Independence solely to provide our 3 Little House fans with their Ingalls fix. Despite being posted as being open, this was closed. However, you could still access the outsides of everything and peek in windows. And the site itself is where the Ingeles briefly illegally homesteaded--the cabin is a replica--but it is hard to explain that to... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Another site accomplished on the Laura Ingalls Wilder trail. One could say there's not a lot to see here except the land - but hey, that's precisely the reason the Ingalls set up here. So yes, this is the setting for the second book in Laura's life story (get that TV show outta your head, kid). Absolutely read it (it's... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was another stop I made visiting the Little House on The Prairie Homesteads. Also stopped in The original home of Pa and Ma. That was also awesome

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Hamburg, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was fun to see and go there but it was not some where you would go to visit more then once. I personally thought they could of had more information for you to take with you like hand outs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My daughter thought it was really neat to see one of the places Laura Ingalls Wilder lived as described in the books. It's a neat museum, worth taking the time to see if you're in the area or passing through.

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Dewittville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on our road trip through the southern states because we have visited pretty much every other Little House site. It is such a quaint little place! There is a little schoolhouse, post office, and a replica of the cabin that Pa built. There is also a white farmhouse on the property where you can sit on the rocking... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The site is located about 12 southwest of Independence, KS (well placed brown and white historic signs mark where to turn) and consists of a one room furnished cabin, a well believed to have been dug by Pa Ingalls, a 19th century school house (1872-1947), and a 19th century post office (1885-1977). The fee is $3 for adults and $1... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My then 8-year-old daughter and I visited the Little House on the Prairie Museum homesite in October 2014. We had visited the northern Laura Ingalls Wilder homesites in the summer. We enjoyed seeing this site, the location where the book, “Little House on the Prairie,” took place. At this site, you pay the admission fee (a very low $3 for... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Im from Independence and have always taken friends here when we are travelling through. It is very well done and maintained. A few minutes outside of town but its a nice short drive. I cant wait to take my son back.

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