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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

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Going back in time ...

If you like Laura Ingalls Wilder you must visit this museum and home. The staff and tour guides are... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Five Stars but...

Let me start by saying that I have been a LIW fan for as long as I can remember. And for nearly... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

If you like Laura Ingalls Wilder you must visit this museum and home. The staff and tour guides are as friendly as can be and super knowledgeable about LIW. The museum is a gem of treasures that were personal items of both the Ingalls and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I have been a LIW fan for as long as I can remember. And for nearly that whole time, I’ve wanted to visit Rocky Ridge. I finally did that yesterday. I may or may not have shed a few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is our second stop of the Ingalls home. This time we visited the graves of Laura and her daughter. If you are Little House on the Prairie fan, you must see this place. The tour was great.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This place was definitely worth a visit. Your first stop should be at the visitor center to see the film and visit the museum. This area is free but it's worth the price to buy a ticket for the Home and Rock House visits. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

As so many I have lived the Little House books! I was so excited to visit the place where these stories were written. It is such a beautiful spot in southern Missouri. Thank goodness people had the care and foresight to preserve it for new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

The tour made me more interested in Laura's life story. Very interesting home tour. The rock house tour added a new dimension on Laura's life. All staff were friendly and positive. Few stairs in main house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donald P
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This was such a treat. I grew up with the books and the TV show, and it was just so wonderful to be immersed in Laura's world. There are so many items from Laura's childhood and adult life at the museum. Pa's fiddle, Laura and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank luvtosing
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised with our visit. Very nice museum with so many documents and personal items from the family. Enjoyed our tour of both the home and the rock home. Both of our tour guides were quite friendly and seemed to enjoy showing off the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lynn22209
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The docents were so knowledgeable and welcoming. They loved what they do. Lots of fun tidbits in the museum. Really wish they’d let us take pictures in the museum and house. That would have made this a 5. Anyone that even remotely likes Wilder, her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank turtlefan7
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My daughter and I have read all the books, and were passing near Mansfield, so we decided to visit. The house is wonderful - you can feel her presence. The new museum is nice as well, though we focused on the house. Tour guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brenda T
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Kristi S | Reviewed this property |
This is a very rural area, so there is no public transportation.
April 20, 2017|
Response from Mark062017 | Reviewed this property |
There is one tour every hour and they start on the half hour behind the house.