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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This recessed mark in the land that was once a dugout, served as the home...

This recessed mark in the land that was once a dugout, served as the home of Laura Ingalls and family.

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Interesting History Lesson

My preteen daughter and I really enjoyed this place. The locals are enthusiastic about their place in literary history, and it is interesting to hear the stories. Highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Prescott, Arizona
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books or the television series, "Little House on the Prairie, then this is definitely for you! Let yourself go and imagine how life used to be..... Be sure to see the two other attractions nearby!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

My preteen daughter and I really enjoyed this place. The locals are enthusiastic about their place in literary history, and it is interesting to hear the stories. Highly recommend attending the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant that runs during weekend evenings in July.

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Thank KSTravers
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been reading and rereading the LIW books since I was a kid and I was thrilled to be able to make the 2000km trip to Minnesota to see the place where Laura lived. I was not disappointed. The creek was like she described and the surrounding area was so peaceful and beautiful. I enjoyed walking where she walked... More 

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Thank Rochella F
Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's not like the TV show...it's better. Seeing the real places was great for our family to enjoy together.

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Thank Eric B
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Gordons, owners of the farm where the dugout was located on the Banks of Plum Creek have gotten it right. They have preserved the creek, hillside, tree line, and prairie just as it might have appeared when Laura and Mary lived there. Wading in the creek or walking through the multitude of wild flowers gives you the unique experience... More 

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Jackson, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Go early in the day and spend the day at Walnut Grove-enjoy the community and site see there. It will be a pleasant experience.

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Cheyenne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder fans will enjoy. The gift shop is pretty nice and the employees very friendly. The sites are well done and our family enjoyed their time there.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Can't really tell the dugout was there, but there is a nice little trail to walk with lots of wildflowers. There were indications that they are looking at adding more at the site. You can see what the prairie grass and wildflowers looked like before it was turned into farmland. Take insect repellent with out

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Richland, Washington
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As a superfan of the TV show and a lover of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, Ingalls' Homestead was a must if driving through Minnesota. We drove to Walnut Grove and visited the museum and gift shop. Most of the attendants didn't know or wouldn't tell us (?) where the actual homestead was. They told us that the place wasn't... More 

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Eureka, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was neat to see. It is really cool that these people let the public on their property to see the homestead. This was my 10 year old dream come true, to actually be on the banks of Plum Creek.

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