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Little House on the Prairie Museum

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Address: 2507 Cr 3000, Independence, KS 67301-7265
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+1 620-289-4238
10:00 - 17:00
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A Little House on the Prairie Fan

There are several buildings and to investigate and the location lets you feel the prairie around you.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Kansas
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Columbus, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several buildings and to investigate and the location lets you feel the prairie around you.

Thank Travelingtoson
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was a short but a fun little stop. It takes you back to some of our pioneer history and lets you see just how far we have come today. There is not an overabundance of things to do, but you can go inside the house, the school house and see the interior of the post Office. I watched Little... More 

Thank Terry L
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Little House on the Prarie is just a short drive from Caney Kansas...you could easily do the Caney Zoo and Little House in one day. I am a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and read all the books! I love the simplicity of the attraction and seeing what the Prairie would have looked and felt like years ago as they... More 

Thank Bechtelheimer
Lawrence, Kansas
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sun. Afternoon, was closed. Took all of two minutes to see the reconstructed buildings. Don't go out o your way!

Thank spencers1621
Nashville, Tennessee
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Interesting place out in the countryside. Supposedly "near" where the original site was. There is some history here, and the site is kept up nicely. But, there is just not that much to see. Really. Despite that it draws folks from all over the country, and the world for that matter. Put it on your list if you're nearby.

1 Thank stOOOge
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158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Just off hwy 75. My fiancé Sarah and I went to go check it out but it was closed. Still interesting though.

Thank 335nedm
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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17 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited during the off season so couldn't get in the buildings, but still worth the stop. All buildings were period correct restorations moved in from other locations. Each one had a sign with a good description of the building's use and reference to Laura's books. I especially liked the direct quotes from the "Litte House" books that were posted... More 

Thank Ruby W
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a history lover and this was so nice! My kids learned about early settlers and my husband and I enjoyed the educational trip. Don't pass thru the area without stopping!

Thank Jamie J
Salem, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is a little ways down a country road connected to US 75, and it is well worth the visit. While most of the items there are reproductions or period appropriate pieces rather than the original Ingalls artifacts, seeing the homestead in its proper context gives you an appreciation for the books and for an earlier, simpler time. The... More 

Thank Bradley M
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I am not sure what I expected but it was very well done. The one room school was very impressive. The Post Office was cute. The replica of the Ingles House was very precise & realistic. All exhibits were very well signed & told the story well. The gift shop lady was full of information. Very well stocked of books... More 

Thank Wendy M

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