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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Life in the late 1800s

I've always wanted to make the trek to Walnut Grove. We were here during a pageant weekend. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Laura ingalls

Went during a pageant weekend...had lots of fun...my daughter, age 7, liked the interactive parts... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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  • Terrible1%
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330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've always wanted to make the trek to Walnut Grove. We were here during a pageant weekend. The kids enjoyed the interactive displays. The museum was well done, especially considering the size of the town. Lots of tolerant husbands (like mine) taking their wives/families on...More

Thank artsynina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went during a pageant weekend...had lots of fun...my daughter, age 7, liked the interactive parts of the tour...would return again!!

Thank larsval02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip, we went to Pepin, WI; Burr Oak, IA; Spring Valley, MN; and Walnut Gove, MN. Of the four Laura Ingalls Wilder sites, this one had the most thorough museum and the largest gift shop. If you're a fan, I'd recommend stopping. You...More

Thank eliz375
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 June 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 24 May 2017 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
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Gloria F
14 June 2017|
Response from Amy A | Property representative |
Yes, the buildings are handicapped accessible.
Samantha S
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.
Kelly C
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.