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As others have said, this is the very spot where Laura played so many years ago. Dad was the hero for arranging this stop :)
We checked out the remains of the dugout house and put our feet in the creek. A tip: If you...More
I really enjoyed my visit to Plum Creek.
The road into the site is gravel but in good shape and there is a place to picnic next to Plum Creek.
The dugout is gone but the original area is roped off and marked. It was...More
Any child who has read "On the Banks of Plum Creek" or any of Laura Ingels Wilder's books will be transported back in time by standing where Laura stood and remembering her wonderful adventures.
The only visible sign of the cabin Pa built is a...More
It was so neat to be exactly where Laura was, wading in Plum Creek. We went in a warm day and you can tell why Laura was so tempted to go in. The water was cool and clear. No sign of leeches or crabs as...More
This was the best part of our Walnut Grove visit. The quietness of the prairie coupled with the knowledge that this was the spot where the Ingalls initially stayed was very powerful. I imagine that feeling the hot sun and sandy bottom of Plum Creek...More
As a LIW fan I found this roadside stop very interesting. I could imagine them living here and you get a sense of how far they walked to school etc. When our kids were small we read the books, and at that time, thought we...More
Very cool place to visit if you were a fan of the show Little House on the Prairie. You can actually see Plum Creek where Laura used to fish and spent a lot of her time. The place where they lived is sort of there,...More
We visited with our family of 7 and enjoyed the site very much. The site was easily assessable by vehicle, even for our 33-foot long RV. The site is in private property, and a small donation is requested. It is worth the price!