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“A Good Stop”
Review of Ingalls' Homestead

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Owner description: This recessed mark in the land that was once a dugout, served as the home of Laura Ingalls and family.
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Near Nellie's Cafe, this was fun, had a lot of history, and worthwhile exhibits and gifts and souvenirs. Not too high priced. For an admittance fee, one can take a short self tour around the museum area. Since the Ingalls were only in Walnut Grove for three years(having left once because of crop failure and grasshopper infestation only to return a year or so later), the time spent here will not be that long. Continue on US 14 to DesMet, SD where the Ingalls settled permanently and where all the family, except Laura, are buried. You will need to spend several days there for sure.

3  Thank kue_llib
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Should be made more exciting, plum creek was a total disappointment, it was dead! The land was not alive the way she describes, I know it has been 150 years but if you want to preserve something and then charge for it, it should be at least somewhat historically accurate. I had my wife and 7 kids with and we all but 1 were dissapointed.

1  Thank xRamblerX
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Again you can walk where Laura walked and it is amazing. When a train goes by town you hear the whistle at the Dugout Site. A sound Laura heard back in 1874

3  Thank nikzig1773
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Sweet. See the homestead; have a buckboard ride to the little schoolhouse; and have a lesson from the schoolmarm. It's a great experience for kids and grownups who love Laura Ingalls Wilder's books. Worth the detour. Brought my mom and she loved it.

3  Thank etsmith
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The owners have kept it just like they found it. Great place to visit if you have read the books.

1  Thank Kristi S
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