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Plum Creek Park, Walnut Grove

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Plum Creek is a 35.4mi stream near the city of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. It passes to the northwest of the town, flowing northeasterly to the Cottonwood River, with its waters then flowing to the Minnesota River and eventually the Mississippi River. Plum Creek lends its name to a regional library network.HistoryPlum Creek was so named on account of the wild plum trees along its course.It is known for being close to the homestead of the Ingalls family of Little House on the Prairie fame, and features in the book On the Banks of Plum Creek. It is also mentioned in the sixth Little House on the Prairie book.
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  • As others have said, this is the very spot where Laura played so many years ago. Dad was the hero for arranging this stop :) We checked out the remains of the dugout house and put our feet in the cree...  more »
  • Any child who has read "On the Banks of Plum Creek" or any of Laura Ingels Wilder's books will be transported back in time by standing where Laura stood and remembering her wonderful adventures. The o...  more »
  • Laura es go Wilder's book The NG banks on plum creek lived in their family to go from Ying Doug out. The entrance fee is $5 per vehicle, and is not separately to the managers. You can visit between May and October.
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