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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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Really a nice trip.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Jackson, Minnesota
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Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
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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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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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4 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 240 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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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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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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