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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Fun to see, but nothing out of the ordinary. The kids had fun in Plum Creek, and it was fun to say we were On the Banks of Plum Creek

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Brookings, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Every summer the small town of DeSmet puts on a musical out in the fields where the Ingalls had their farmsted. It is fun to watch the production sitting in your lawn chair or on a bench, enjoy the summer evening, and watch the play put on by volunteers from the community. We have gone several times over the years... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Near Nellie's Cafe, this was fun, had a lot of history, and worthwhile exhibits and gifts and souvenirs. Not too high priced. For an admittance fee, one can take a short self tour around the museum area. Since the Ingalls were only in Walnut Grove for three years(having left once because of crop failure and grasshopper infestation only to return... More 

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Additional Information about Ingalls' Homestead

Address: 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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