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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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If you are a Little House/Laura Ingalls Fan you must stop

Great museum, lots of artifacts from the Little House on the Prarie show. Models of the TV home... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Winchester, Kentucky
Great place to visit for readers and non-readers, alike, of the Little House on the Praire series

Spending time at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is a journey into the heart and creative mind of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank WanderLust406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 dimooreSeattle_WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I am a big Little House on the Prairie fan. We went out of our way by many miles - to stop here. I am puzzled about the rave reviews. The Museum has a large gift shop in the front that includes a lot...More

1  Thank EvBeE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While all of the buildings are reproductions, there is still plenty to see with the museum and you really get a feel for how things were like at the time Laura lived there. It is across the street from the Master's Hotel also.

Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit Walnut Grove for years and finally went. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is wonderful with lots of information on the Ingalls family history and the time period. It was fun to walk on the path from building to building...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not a big Little house fan (wife is) we had a great time visiting the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum. Very educational,

Thank tomb719
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very extensive, thorough museum on the show, the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family history and the time period. There is an old schoolhouse, dugout house, church etc. The people very very friendly. Could have stayed for hours.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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26 July 2017|
Response from Amy A | Property representative |
Nellie's Café is a block from the Museum. Hoyt Oil & Convenience also has coffee's & cool beverages.
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.