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“Interesting sight but needs work” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little House on the Prairie Museum

Little House on the Prairie Museum
2507 CR 3000, Independence, KS 67301
620-289-4238
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“Interesting sight but needs work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

I read the book Little House on the Prairie the night before my visit. This place is so remote - 2 1/2 hours from Wichita and 3 hrs from Kansas City! There should be more highway signs within 25-50 miles because the prairies and small roads can be so lonely. The buildings are good but they need more funds for better presentation and more information. Good thing I read the book the night before! A multimedia building would be nice!

Visited June 2013
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“It wasn't as bad as he feared”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This summer I plan to visit all of Laura's homesteads. This was the first stop on my sojourn. I LOVED IT!!! I am a teacher, so the one-room schoolhouse was a fun bonus. The little house is, well, little. Llots of neat treasures are tucked away in that little home. i sat on the bed, played with the little door latch, and imagined working in the little kitchen. I had a blast. I dragged my 22-year-old son along with me, and, despite himself, he enjoyed his visit too. He said it was well done. Something cool to me was the whispering sound the wind made in the tall prairie grass; I need to flip back through the first book to see if Laura references it. They have real bathrooms and a reasonably priced gift shop. Btw, there are all kinds of things the kids are allowed to touch. Admission is free; we left a donation.

Visited June 2013
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Topeka, Kansas
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“Great Stop for a Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

If you've read the "Little House..." books or watched the old television program, this is a must see. The site is on the original Ingalls homestead. Buildings to tour include a recreation of the Ingalls log cabin, and a school and a post office which have been moved to the site. With natural prairie to the north, you can get a real sense of what settlers came to from 1854 when Kansas territory was formed through to the post Civil War era when the Ingalls arrived. If you can plan your visit to one of the special events such as the Prairie Day in June or Lamplight tour in the fall, you get a bonus with very knowledgeable "living historians" on the site and special programming, The site administrator, Ms. Martin, is a historian and is extremely well versed in Kansas Territorial, Civil War, and Ingalls family history. She'll make your visit a memorable one!

Visited June 2013
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Boston, United Kingdom
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“Laura's house very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A very amazing historical site. Definitely go there. It won't take to long, and is very cool, for men and women alike.

Visited August 2012
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Andover, Kansas
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“Meet the woman who lives the history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

You will be blessed if you talk to the woman who is living and breathing the history of the Ingalls family. She knows it like she was an eye witness. She is the treasure you will find here if she is here when you come.

Visited May 2013
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