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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Such a disappointment

I've always loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and so have my kids, ages 11, 9, 6, and 6. We've... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristalmelbye
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Little House on The Prairie

I have been here a couple times and it is very fun and a great place to take the kids if around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MandySSS
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Walnut Grove Minnesota is the childhood home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder who penned the “Little House” series of books. The Museum consists of 9 structures telling the stories of the Ingalls' family and other early pioneers to Walnut Grove; several of which are mentioned in Laura's book "On the Banks of Plum Creek". A great family friendly environment with several hands on locations throughout the complex of buildings. Visit in July on one of 3 weekends for our Wilder Pageant and Family Festival.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've always loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and so have my kids, ages 11, 9, 6, and 6. We've previously visited Old World Wisconsin and The Wade House, and the kids and I adore both those places. This place sadly pales by leaps and...More

1  Thank Kristalmelbye
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a couple times and it is very fun and a great place to take the kids if around the area. It has everything you would want to know about the Television show from the 70's and 80's and much more!!

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you were a fan of Little House on the Prairie you will love the history of this place. A lot of original items that belonged to the Ingalls family are in this museum. Very cool to see.

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I started planning our driving trip, Little House on the Prairie was not the top of my list, but it was the best part. It was almost all adults and we followed the trail from Walnut Grove to the Ingalls homestead in SD. So...More

Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed 9 April 2017

i read laura Ingalls books when i was a kid so it was imperative we visit. But I must say, this little museum tells much more than just about Laura Ingalls...

1  Thank Katie J J
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was a very unexpected visit. We were driving home and at the side of the two lane highway was a small green sign that only said "Ingalls Family Homestead". So we followed it and it opened up into one of the most wonderful experiences...More

4  Thank charyn989
Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you are considering visiting the museum after November 1, save yourself a trip. The museum is closed but the gift shop is open. We drove over 200 miles round trip the day after Thanksgiving just to discover only the gift shop is open. Needless...More

Thank mrsjpvan2
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My wife loved her books, so it was imperative we visit. But I must say, this little museum tells much more than just about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books. It really tells the story of life in the 1800’s on the prairie. There are...More

4  Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was over 300 miles for us to reach this place, the farthest stretch of our trip. I had read that the museum wasn't largely based on the real historical figures, and more on the show. I didn't hold out for anything great. Although there...More

5  Thank primalclaws1974
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Spent several hours on Sunday aft. at this neat place. 3 grandaughters played for a long time in the different interactive stations. I got to take my time and look at all the exhibits and memorabilia. I marvel at the way of life in the...More

1  Thank Sue G
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Gloria F
Is it handicapped accessible?
14 June 2017|
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Response from Amy A | Property representative |
Yes, the buildings are handicapped accessible.
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Samantha S
How long can we expect to be here?
29 July 2016|
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Response from CanFam333 | Reviewed this property |
We spent an hour and a half at the museum and about an hour at Plum Creek.
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Kelly C
Are the grounds pet-friendly?
2 September 2015|
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Response from LIWMuseum | Property representative |
Pets are not allowed on the Museum grounds for the pets safety and other visitors. They may be tied up outside the Museum along the fence, or left in a temperature controlled vehicle.
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