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A Home of Ingalls Family

A very interesting tour of the hotel where the Ingalls worked and lived. Laura Ingalls Wilder fans... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
portage, in
Well loved and cared for

A great surviving building from a little known chapter in the story of the Ingalls family. Several... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 Jun 2017
“A Home of Ingalls Family”
5 May 2017
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3603 236th Ave, Burr Oak, IA 52101-7889
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

A very interesting tour of the hotel where the Ingalls worked and lived. Laura Ingalls Wilder fans should make this a stop.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rfsmith
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I learned a lot about this missing time of Laura's life. I didn't know this was where Grace was born. The visitor center is in an old bank across the street. I followed a group of school kids which was a lot of fun. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Burr Oak is going to be way out of the way for most travelers, but for Laura Ingalls Wilder lovers, it's an interesting stop. We have been to all the Ingalls sites. This is one of the smallest sites and the one time of her...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank specialteacherokc
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

A great surviving building from a little known chapter in the story of the Ingalls family. Several of the rooms have been restored to reflect the time period that Ingalls would have lived there. Some objects from both the hotels documented occupants as well as...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LadyChal1973
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I missed the last tour, but it was fun to see the hotel and the person at the shop gave me a lot of information on the town and museum. The tour starts in a former bank building that was robbed in the 1930s.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were on a road trip in Iowa and my husband surprised me by stopping in Burr Oak. As a lifetime major FAN of Laura, I was thrilled, to say the least. I loved it. Loved seeing the hotel, and walking in Laura's very footsteps!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Kathleen3001
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This tiny out of the way Little House site doesn't get the love it deserves. Bonnie is an amazing tour guide, and there is some great history here that is missed in the LH books themselves. It is about 4 hours from Walnut Grove, and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank rchluth
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak was the first Laura Ingalls homesite my 8-year-old daughter and I visited while on a LIW homesite tour last month. It obviously isn’t the biggest of the homesites, but the people there do a wonderful job with...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank eskiedogs
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Masters Hotel is out in the middle of nowhere (though not quite as much as the Independence, KS LHotP site). I grew up in small town Iowa but Burr Oak brought a whole new meaning to the word. The address is a Decorah, IA...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Dustin B
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Great tour about the part of Laura's childhood she didn't write about, but stayed tuned...her autobiography is being released in August of 2013. Also interesting opportunity to see what a typical "hotel" was like during prairie times. The nearby store/restaurant was not open when we...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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