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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
An eight building complex sharing the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder, her family, Walnut Grove history and the "Little House" TV series. Several actors from the TV series have visited Walnut Grove. Upcoming Exhibits: , Garth Williams Illustration New Exhibit! Wilder Pageant Dates 2016 Fridays & Saturdays Only July 8,9,15,16,22,23
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  • It was over 300 miles for us to reach this place, the farthest stretch of our trip. I had read that the museum wasn't largely based on the real historical figures, and more on the show. I didn't hold ...  read more »
  • Spent several hours on Sunday aft. at this neat place. 3 grandaughters played for a long time in the different interactive stations. I got to take my time and look at all the exhibits and memorabilia....  read more »
  • Really beautiful museum with great staff. They have taken the time to fill this museum with unique information. Be sure that you have at least 2 hours, there is a lot of reading involved if you are in...  read more »
  • This place was very cool to stop at. My fiance begged me to stop and we both trally enjoyed it. The store has a lot of cool things.
  • Very informative! Fun for the whole family! Anyone who is a fan of "Little House on the Prairie" will appreciate all of the memorabilia. Gift Shop was affordable and fun to go through.
  • Love it, but gets very crowded when the pagaent is running.
  • Very cool... our family enjoyed.... we wished we had more time. If you watched the TV show or read the books it's a must.
  • In many ways, this is a typical pioneer history museum, complete with a sod house, covered wagon, etc. What's different about it is that it contains information specific to Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House on the Prairie television series. A dedicated fan would enjoy stopping here. Be sure to visit the Wilder Homesite just north of town on County Road 5. Here you can stand "on the banks of Plum Creek" near the clearly marked spot where the Ingalls family dugout was located. Unfortunately, all other traces of the Ingalls family's stay here have vanished with time. The current farmhouse was built around 1900, long after the Ingalls family had moved away. Please note that the land is privately held--visitors are welcome but must pay $4 per vehicle. I would recommend lunch at Nellie's Cafe in Walnut Grove.
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