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We went to the museum for Carrie Ingalls. Found a lot of really interesting facts about the area... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
Beth O
Des Moines, Iowa
Interesting local history museum with Carrie Ingalls memorabilia room! (Little House on the Prairie)

This was a small museum, but well-stocked and maintained, with a docent who was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
Matteson, Illinois
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The museum is located in the old Keystone School. The school was built in 1899. Keystone is home to Carrie Ingalls Swazney. Carrie is Laura Ingalls Wilder's little sister. The museum has many artifacts from the Ingalls family. The museum also has...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
410 3rd Street, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

this used to be the Old School house which has 2 floors to see what has been saved. It is located in the Old town which in not on the main tourist area of Keystone. Great pictures and Information await you here. Small town attempting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

We went to the museum for Carrie Ingalls. Found a lot of really interesting facts about the area. The upstairs has rooms set up with furniture. I love the rope bed. The info on the first floor had quilts, a bathtub used by Teddy Roosevelt,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Beth O
Reviewed July 24, 2019

This was a small museum, but well-stocked and maintained, with a docent who was very knowledgeable about the Carrie Ingalls artifacts. As a BIG Little House on the Prairie fan, I am so glad we went there!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

This is a small town museum, lots of pictures, newspaper articles, clothing, artifacts. Interesting and worth a visit if you are interested in the history of Keystone. I never read much about the Wilder's so that section didn't interest me much. The old log schoolhouse...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alan N
Reviewed July 5, 2019

There are lots of large collections at the museum. It is located in an old school. This museum can bring back a lot of fantastic memories. This is "a"key history museum". of Keystone. It was nice to freely roam around this old school full of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

We rode the 1880 train over from Hill City to Keystone and just started walking, exploring the town. We followed the signs to the museum, housed in the old school that was still functioning as the town's school until 1988. The Ingalls family connection was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Louise M
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We were traveling through the area. The museum was open a few hours in the morning for Living History Days so I got to squeeze in and see the Carrie Ingalls display. It will open officially on May 15th. I am a HUGE Laura Ingalls...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon the billboards while out shopping in Keystone and were very excited to go. When we got there and realized it was closed, my daughter was very disappointed. It was a let down even more because their advertised hours showed it was still...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

While taking a walk through Keystone we discovered this museum and decided to walk on in. The attendant in the museum was very informative and the collection throughout was worth the time to view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I so enjoyed my visit to this museum. So many things to look at and history to learn about! Did you know that Carrie Ingalls actually spent a good bit of her life in Keystone? This special event featured a visit from Dean Butler, who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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keystonehistoric2017, General Manager at Keystone Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for coming to the Ingalls Christmas in July. We can't wait to see you again. Sorry, but Dean might be here when you come back.

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Alison F
February 19, 2017|
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Response from keystonehistoric2017 | Property representative |
Hi Alison, You might want to stay a while before going back. There is a walking tour of Keystone. There is many things to see and do. The Keystone Historical Museum is located in the old school. You can walk to the... More