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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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  • Very cool place to visit if you were a fan of the show Little House on the Prairie. You can actually see Plum Creek where Laura used to fish and spent a lot of her time. The place where they lived is ...  more »
  • i read laura's books as a kid, its nice you can vist plum creek, bough lunch from Neillie's cafe and ate here too.  more »
  • We visited with our family of 7 and enjoyed the site very much. The site was easily assessable by vehicle, even for our 33-foot long RV. The site is in private property, and a small donation is reques...  more »