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Pioneer Spirit for Survival.

This small, simple pit that served as home for a young Swedish couple in the mid-1800's is well... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
St. Louis, MO
Venture out of town to see prairie life history!

Can you believe that the early settlers made this small dugout a home for the entire family during... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Los Angeles, California
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18 Jan 2017
“Venture out of town to see prairie life history!”
21 Jul 2017
“Pioneer Spirit for Survival.”
12th Avenue, Lindsborg, KS
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This small, simple pit that served as home for a young Swedish couple in the mid-1800's is well worth taking the time to locate. The visitors center guide to Lindsborg gives excellent directions to help anyone who is interested in finding it because it is...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Can you believe that the early settlers made this small dugout a home for the entire family during the harsh Kansas winters? There is a small parking lot with a short trail back to the field where this dugout is located. A small stream flows...More

2  Thank Biztraveler11
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This site has a neat history, but it seems that there is no upkeep besides mowing the grounds. Great place to stop and it is so neat to think about the way this family lived.

1  Thank APW1006
Reviewed 16 April 2015

No real care taken to preserver this old structure. Its old stone foundation blocks and filled with what blows in. Kids go there to drink on the weekends.

Thank coffii_howz
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Researched the history and found it very interesting. Hard to believe that the family spent two winters in the dugout. It was difficult to find even with a map. We drove past it the first time around. Should be marked with an historical marker.

3  Thank topnole1
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Finding it requires effort. The site is not marked. Take Highway K-4 west out of Lindsborg, at 12th Avenue turn north. About ¾ mile on the east side of the road is an “opening.” From this opening you access a grassy parking area that would...More

3  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is just outside of Lindsborg, but you won't find it if you don't have directions. There is a "map" (sort of) in the visitors guide you can get in town but it is still one of those places you could drive past a million...More

5  Thank wolfgirlemt
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Before you go out there, get the Lindsborg visitor's pamphlet, (Its free and all over downtown) so you can see a map of how to get out there, and read the history of the place while you are looking at it. It is off the...More

8  Thank erinwantscoffee
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