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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
+1 800-528-7280
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Wealth of informatoon

Really beautiful museum with great staff. They have taken the time to fill this museum with unique... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
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Interesting but a little disappointing

While planning a roadtrip which included a drive west from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls I noticed the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Andrew D
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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
+1 800-528-7280
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful museum with great staff. They have taken the time to fill this museum with unique information. Be sure that you have at least 2 hours, there is a lot of reading involved if you are interested in learning. To see more original items...More

3  Thank Moosen_on_the_loose
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

While planning a roadtrip which included a drive west from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls I noticed the town Walnut Grove enroute and it brought back memories of youth and the TV series Little House on the Prairie. Doing a little research I thought it would...More

3  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The wife is a huge fan of the Little House show and the Wilder books. So it was a no-brainer when we went to Minnesota recently to visit Walnut Grove. The price is $7.00 per adult. The museum is made up of a number of...More

3  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We enjoyed learning the history of the real Ingalls family and tv series. Most areas also had activities to occupy younger kids so you could slowdown.

1  Thank Viv2015
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great museum and lots to see for all ages. Younger generation may be a little lost comparing to those who saw the TV shows and read the books growing up. Lots to see here.

Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop on the Laura Ingalls wilder tour. The museum and gift shop seem commercial compared to other sites on this tour ( desmet , Mansfield, Burr Oak & Pepin) . The focus here's seems to slant to the folks who believe in the...More

1  Thank Helen N
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife has wanted to come here for decades. The museum was fun, and the pageant put on the night we were there was very good. A lot has been put into the props and all. It was unseasonably hot, but that is not the...More

Thank escriv
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We are big LIW fans and we've been to both the Mansfield, MO site and De Smet, SD site. Those two sites by far exceed this museum in Walnut Grove. The Walnut Grove community could make this alot better by following the lead of De...More

3  Thank specialteacherokc
Reviewed 20 July 2016

For all ages, this museum provides a fun, educational window into pioneer life as told by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her books. Several buildings comprise the museum, including an old Victorian era home, sod house, chapel, and even an old jail. The museum gift shop...More

Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It has a few cool artifacts from Laura, but is mainly focused on the TV show. Not worth the price of admission. Big let down, especially after visiting The Ingalls Homestead in De Smet. Grandma's house, the church, the jail, school and dug out were...More

Thank julie J
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Gloria F
Is it handicapped accessible?
13 June 2017|
Response from Amy A | Property representative |
Yes, the buildings are handicapped accessible.
Samantha S
How long can we expect to be here?
28 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
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.