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“Great visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180
507-859-2358
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Stillwater, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We came for the Reunion Weekend and really enjoyed our trip and the museum. Lots of interesting things to look at, especially for a small town exhibit. Definitely worth a stop!

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“Place for LIW Fans (Books and Series)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Some original Ingalls items and many of Garth Williams' original illustrations. Many photos from the TV series. Other interesting items that could be viewed as more of the era or examples of things from the books. Very good gift shop,

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Northfield, Minnesota
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“Recommend for lovers of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Little House on the Prairie TV show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our grandchildren ages 8 and 11 to Walnut Grove to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and also attend the Fragments of A Dream Pageant, put on by the community for three weekends in July every year. This is a small town and they provide meals for pageant attenders by old fashioned community dinners every night of the pageant. The museum gave them a taste of pioneer life including a reproduction of a sod house, little school house, two room prairie house and (one the kiddos enjoyed) the old jail cells. There are other buildings on the property, but those were the best ones. We also "splurged" for the $4 bus tour of the actual Wilder sites. It was rather low key, but included a chance to wade in Plum Creek just near the site of the actual dugout that the Ingalls family lived in when they came to Walnut Grove. If you are looking for small town charm, and leave your "city" expectations at home, taking this trip is worthwhile. The pageant was worth the drive, but I would recommend the whole experience.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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“Nice for kids that like the show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

my wife has wanted to see this for years, a little disappointed as it is located right in town, most items/buildings are not from the show. If you have kids they might like to see it if they have watched the show. Items located inside the buildings are old era items, neat to see, 8 buildings to walk thru, you can take photos, some people from the show go once a year to talk about the show (end of July I think). Small gift shop with some older items to purchase.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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“Highly Recommend for Laura Ingalls Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like looking at objects from the pioneers time period and you love the Laura Ingalls books you will enjoy this site.
The exhibit does not have many of Laura's actual objects but it does have many objects that were from that time period and were described in the books. There is a reconstruction of a dugout and a the house that is similar to the house that pa built. The visual representation was really helpful.
There are also activities for children like an arts and craft station, a school house, and a building filled with dress up clothing and hands on experiences, like pretending to work in a pioneer shop or post office.
Don't forget to travel down the road to the actual site of the homestead!

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