Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove

4.2
#34 of 117 in Museums in Minnesota
A museum of history including items from author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pioneer Life, and the Little House on the Prairie Television Series. Located in the town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived as a child and where the Little House on the Prairie Television Series is set. This museum offers a first hand look at pioneer life "On the Banks of Plum Creek."
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  • Very Enjoyable. We stayed probably an hour or more. There is so much to see and read one could really spend a few hours here. We would like to come back for some of their special events.  more »
  • We so enjoyed this little museum. There are some great memorabilia from the series and I really enjoyed how they incorporated the local history of Walnut Grove into the museum. They have cute and inte...  more »
  • This museum is multi dimensional it not only highlights the television show but also local history and the Ingalls family. There are several buildings to tour and most are handicapped accessible. Very...  more »
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  • The museum wasn't open due to inclement weather, but the gift shop was lovely. They had lots of things to buy, several of which were handmade just for that gift shop. The lady that was working there was very friendly and knowledgeable. I definitely enjoyed my visit, and I think you will too!
  • I liked all the Little House Artifacts but it wasn't quite what I thought it would be. Very small. They should get dressed up in period costume and build replica set pieces to make it feel more authentic.
  • My family and I were able to trace a few places in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walnut Grove was our second stop. The entire family really enjoyed themselves here. The Museum had rooms filled with artifacts from the lives of the Ingalls family and from the show (Little House on the Prairie). The site of the dugout house from "On the Banks of Plum Creek," is just a short drive from the museum.
  • Cannot wait to visit again spring and summer recommended.
  • Wonderfully informative with fun hands on activities for the kids. Several of the buildings are air conditioned. The museum covers general pioneer life, the Ingalls family, and the television show. The gift shop carries all something for everyone.
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