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Ingalls' Homestead

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Walnut Grove, MN
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Interesting History Lesson

My preteen daughter and I really enjoyed this place. The locals are enthusiastic about their place... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2015
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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On the Banks of Plum Creek

I have been reading and rereading the LIW books since I was a kid and I was thrilled to be able to... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2015
Rochella F
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This recessed mark in the land that was once a dugout, served as the home of Laura Ingalls and family.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Walnut Grove, MN
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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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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...More

Thank Rochella F
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.

1  Thank Eric B
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...More

Thank kls925
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.

Thank Linda R
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.

Thank Ronald E
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...More

Thank Judy920
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...More

2  Thank Bibiepatate
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.

1  Thank Melissa M
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...More

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
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Michelle G
April 18, 2017|
Response from MTBARK |
DeSmet, ND at least that is what the kiosk says at the DeSmet site.
Cathleen P
July 12, 2016|
Response from Brenda P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure which homestead this is referring to. Sites in Desmet are either on a non busy city street, or at a large farm so I would say yes depending on how busy the area was. You could even park a ways and walk some... More
October 3, 2015|
Response from Joe L | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I do not understand your question or what you are wanting. Joe L.