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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
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Description: 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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A step back in time

Not really much to see now apart from a hollow on the bank of Plum Creek where the sod built homestead would have been but its still well worth the £5 dollars to step back in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not really much to see now apart from a hollow on the bank of Plum Creek where the sod built homestead would have been but its still well worth the £5 dollars to step back in time, take it all in and listen out for the Ingall's girls running around while Pa ploughs the fields. Probably only for die hard... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My 11 year old daughter is reading the "Little House" books right now, so we wanted to visit Walnut Grove. It was fun to walk "on the banks of plum creek". The site is well maintained, so you can cross Plum Creek on a wooden bridge, view the dugout site, and walk on a couple of groomed trails. The only... More 

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Stillwater, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed visting the dugout site and putting our toes in Plum Creek. Nothing too overly fabulous or exciting, but a must see for history buffs to imagine the Ingalls family living on the ground you walk. It was an amazing experience for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a good stop if you are a Little House fan. It has lots of history. Some of the stuff does not seem to be related to the Ingalls family but just from that time period. Still worth the stop.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are interested in Minnesota history, or any American history, this is an interesting site. Quite and peaceful marked trails (less than a 1 mile long) and a small picnic area. They charge $5 a carload, which was more than reasonable.

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Perham, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I definitely recommend checking out the museum before heading out to the dugout site. The dugout is on a farm that the owners maintain. There's not much there except for the marked off site, a sign, Plum Creek, and some trails. There are a few markers of where things should have been, but not much else. It's a great place... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The homestead on the banks of plum creek is an undeveloped preservation of the original dugout site on the banks of plum creek, the location of where Laura Ingalls Wilders book of the same name took place. It is on a private farm (yes, you drive right through someone's farmstead on a gravel driveway) and the donation per carload was... More 

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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Walnut Grove
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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