Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, De Smet

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#9 of 18 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
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  • This is a really great tour that is well worth the money. The tour includes visits to the Surveyors House where the Ingalls family lived in part of the book "By the Shores of Silver Lake." It is the o...  more »
  • Had a wonderful tour around the grounds, then drove to the house that Charles Ingalls built. Very good information, but there seems to be some tension between this establishment and the Ingalls Homest...  more »
  • This was my second time visiting De Smet and my husband's first, but my first as an adult. We had been working out way through re-reading/reading the series and hadn't quite made it through the last f...  more »
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  • Must see for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. This tour is only part of several to experience while you are in DeSmet, SD. Convenient times for tours. Knowledgeable staff.
  • This was an experience that my entire family enjoyed, it was part of our mini Laura Ingalls Wilder tour. The tour begins with some recreation structures and moves to the house that "Ma" and "Pa" Ingalls lived out their days. I recommend paying for the tour it allows you to get access to the recreation building and the Ingalls house. I should mention you do not get access to the Ingalls house or the recreation structures without the tour.
  • It gave a good feeling for the conditions and technology in residences in the early 20th century.
  • We had a great time. The people were so nice and gave lots of great information about the Ingalls. Sleeping in the coverd wagon was so much fun. Highly recommend the stay.
  • I grew up adoring LHOTP books and The TV show. Our tour guide was knowledgeable but threatened to stop the tour because our children had lost interest in her lengthy lectures. The tour felt uncomfortable and controlled by the tour guide. We should have saved over $40 and did a walking tour on our own.

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