Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the TV show Little House On The Prairie NEEDS to check out the museum in Walnut Grove. You first start off in the gift shop, where you pay admission and then can go investigate several buildings that are mostly replicas, but you get the idea. There is a church, a schoolhouse, a depot, Grandma's House, a homestead, a dugout, and another building with Walnut Grove life from the 1870s.
Fans of the TV show will enjoy the exhibits with the TV memorabilia. My favorite was the Plum Creek Experience, where you could make dolls, play a parlor organ, and do different activities that Laura and her family may have done. There is also a huge doll exhibit in Grandma's House, which was quite impressive. The replica sod house (dugout) was tiny, and it was amazing to think that a family of five would live in a small place.
The staff at the museum was very friendly and helpful, which was awesome. The lady gave me a map of Walnut Grove sites and told me how to get to the actual dugout site of the Ingalls family. I would recommend doing the museum first, then the dugout site, and then the Walnut Grove sites.
Overall, it was a great experience, and I will definitely return someday.
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