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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove

#32 of 74 in Museums in Minnesota
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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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  • Spending time at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is a journey into the heart and creative mind of a fine writer and story teller, as well as the history of settlers of the American Mid-West in the yea...  more »
  • This is one of the more heavily visited site on the Laura trail. The museum itself really focused on the connection to the television show, as opposed to other locations that bring out the details and...  more »
  • We stopped here on a whim while driving by. We thought we would see the "museum" but once we discovered it was all replica buildings and a $7 admission we skipped it. We really enjoyed the the gift sh...  more »
  • This Museum focuses a bit much on the TV version of Ingalls Wilder, but it was still enjoyable with lots of opportunities to learn about life on the early American frontier. Plan on spending a few hours here. In my judgment, the museum was worth its entrance price. The people were welcoming, and the facilities clean and informative.
  • Built around the real Laura Ingalls Wilder as well as TV series! Pioneer dresses and other items in the gift shop. There is a church, school, many items of earlier time period! Contains the actual voice of Laura Ingalls before she died.Children will enjoy as well as adults!!!
  • You really get a sense of how they lived in that time period from the replicas and displays. It's really nostalgic! So much to see
  • Excellent mini-walking tour on the grounds includes a model sod house, church and schoolhouse. Provides historic information about the city itself, and ties the information back to Wilder's books. Well worth the visit!
  • The staff is very friendly and helpful, just if you are planning to head to this place try to make it early so you are able to see everything because they close early in the day.

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