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Address: Walnut Grove, MN
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Site made famous by author Laura Ingalls.

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The wife is a huge fan of the Little House books and the TV show, so going to the Plum Creek site was a no-brainer. The Gordon family, owners of the land, as for a $5 donation to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Timothy S
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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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Bethel, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What could have been a beautiful and peaceful visit to the site of Laura Ingalls dugout home on the bank of Plum Creek turned out to be a horror movie of swarms of mosquitos attacking us. Wish we could have stayed for the gorgeous views but between Zika and Laura's "fever n ague" I was running back to the car... More 

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife is a huge fan of the Little House books and the TV show, so going to the Plum Creek site was a no-brainer. The Gordon family, owners of the land, as for a $5 donation to help with upkeep. It's a short drive on a gravel drive back to the creek. They have picnic tables and a nice... More 

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Thank Timothy S
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mosquitoes were very aggressive and ruined our visit, even though we had bug spray and wipes. Bit us mercilessly at our campsite and around the Laura's Lake trail and at the Ingalls dugout. Liked the museum and gift shop where you can learn the history of both the real Laura Ingallls/family and the television series. Nellie's cafe was really good... More 

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Thank Viv2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit for the history, but not a lot left to see beyond the recess in the hill where the original dug out house once was and the large rock by the creek. Betting the area is very close to the same as it was when the Ingalls lived there.

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Thank borgmaul
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother with the overpriced museum where there's not much to see, but do see Plum Creek. Thanks to the Gordon Family, one can go back to where the Ingalls' dugout was and see what Laura would have seen as she recalled in her book, "On the Banks of Plum Creek." We even got our toes wet in the creek... More 

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Thank specialteacherokc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

All that remains is a depressed area of land where the dug-out once stood. The owners have taken care of the area with a place to park (this is private parking), a bridge, signs, and a little path through the prairie. Only need to stop for die-hard fans or if it's on your way somewhere.

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Thank julie J
Lockhart, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I am a huge Laura Ingalls fan, so this was an amazing experience. There's not much to the place, but it is beautiful. It's great to walk along the same banks that Laura and her family walked along and it was wonderful to be able to see the site of their old dugout. I would definitely recommend a stop if... More 

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Thank kmthomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The dugout site is interesting and beautiful. Plumb creek is hidden by lush trees and shrubs but there are spots you can get to where the bank is sloped and bare.

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Thank Brenda P
Canada
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A lot of people would not think much of this site but if you have read the books, and watched the series, and if you really enjoy the stories and the people, you will really love coming here and sitting ...... on the banks of Plum Creek. You really could imagine the Ingalls girls playing and living there. There were... More 

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Thank CanFam333
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The creek is really peaceful, nice place to go for a picnic, the entrance fee is $5/car, that's an ok price, shouldn't be more expensive than that. When you enter, it looks like you enter a property, which you kinda do, but keep going. Make sure you have a $5 bill, you need to deposit the money in a box.

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