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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Just Good Fun

Quaint small town, wonderful museum to both Laura and the 1970’s tv show, kind people, fun gift... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karyn B
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La Crescenta, California
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Something to do on a day

I happen to be staying in Marshall, MN and for a slow but beautiful Sunday afternoon I decided to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ivette N
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible1%
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330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
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+1 800-528-7280
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quaint small town, wonderful museum to both Laura and the 1970’s tv show, kind people, fun gift store. A must for fans.

Thank Karyn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happen to be staying in Marshall, MN and for a slow but beautiful Sunday afternoon I decided to head over to Walnut Grove. Which, is only 30mins from me. I grew up watching the TV show "Little House on the Prairie" so,when, I heard...More

Thank Ivette N
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very Enjoyable. We stayed probably an hour or more. There is so much to see and read one could really spend a few hours here. We would like to come back for some of their special events.

4  Thank bbqkeith48
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed this little museum. There are some great memorabilia from the series and I really enjoyed how they incorporated the local history of Walnut Grove into the museum. They have cute and interactive things for young children so you are not constantly having...More

3  Thank Tamara S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is multi dimensional it not only highlights the television show but also local history and the Ingalls family. There are several buildings to tour and most are handicapped accessible. Very informative and funny. The gift shop is great and huge!!!

2  Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Our entire family has read all of the books and seen all of the episodes of Little House on the Prairie. We finally had the opportunity to make it all the way from Virginia to check out the landmarks here and in some other nearby...More

1  Thank brianbva
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great museum, lots of artifacts from the Little House on the Prarie show. Models of the TV home, lots of information about Laura's life in Walnut Grove. Several replica buildings to stroll through, church, school house, etc. Admission is reasonable and there is a gift...More

1  Thank Love2TravelUS
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Spending time at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is a journey into the heart and creative mind of a fine writer and story teller, as well as the history of settlers of the American Mid-West in the years following the Civil War. The buildings that...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the more heavily visited site on the Laura trail. The museum itself really focused on the connection to the television show, as opposed to other locations that bring out the details and local history from the book. There is a whole...More

1  Thank WanderLust406
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stopped here on a whim while driving by. We thought we would see the "museum" but once we discovered it was all replica buildings and a $7 admission we skipped it. We really enjoyed the the gift shop, however. It was very large and...More

Thank diane m
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Amy A | Property representative |
Nellie's Café is a block from the Museum. Hoyt Oil & Convenience also has coffee's & cool beverages.
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Gloria F
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
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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