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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Reminiscent

Wonderful to see the site, the grasses and flowers. Beautiful creek you can dip your feet into. Dugout site, but no actual dugout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a fan of the Little House books (and show) since I was a kid. I'm currently reading On the Banks of Plum Creek with my five year old daughter and it was very exciting to see the area that was in the books including the big rock. The original sod dugout and frame house are gone, but an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful to see the site, the grasses and flowers. Beautiful creek you can dip your feet into. Dugout site, but no actual dugout.

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Thank Brenda P
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok It's not much to see but it is gorgeous and very informative and true book or tv fans should go check it out. The house (not related to the Ingalls or the show) on the property is beautiful. Being able to tour the property is wonderful. No one is taking money but there is a place to put five... More 

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Thank dwightd1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The house is ruins, which is written, but you actually wouldn't see it if there was no sign, unlike some other ruins. The landscape sure is pretty though. The creek is very peaceful.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books or the television series, "Little House on the Prairie, then this is definitely for you! Let yourself go and imagine how life used to be..... Be sure to see the two other attractions nearby!

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Thank Joe L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

My preteen daughter and I really enjoyed this place. The locals are enthusiastic about their place in literary history, and it is interesting to hear the stories. Highly recommend attending the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant that runs during weekend evenings in July.

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Thank KSTravers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been reading and rereading the LIW books since I was a kid and I was thrilled to be able to make the 2000km trip to Minnesota to see the place where Laura lived. I was not disappointed. The creek was like she described and the surrounding area was so peaceful and beautiful. I enjoyed walking where she walked... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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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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