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Address: Walnut Grove, MN

Site made famous by author Laura Ingalls.

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i read laura's books as a kid, its nice you can vist plum creek, bough lunch from Neillie's cafe and ate here too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i read laura's books as a kid, its nice you can vist plum creek, bough lunch from Neillie's cafe and ate here too.

Thank Katie J J
Pensacola, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Eric B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Loved the entire town. Take time to visit all the wonderful places. The museum, cafe and all the town. Could not stop smiling.

Thank kinglish413
Finger Lakes, New York
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334 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not really much to see here, so using your imagination is required. This is where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in a sod house as a child along Plum Creek. She chronicles her life there in one of her books. The location of the sod house is now just a depression in the bank. But it does give you an idea... More 

1 Thank Tommy B
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129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I think $5 is a bit excessive fee to look at a creek and climb a hill to look at a couple signs, but if being in historical places is important to you, you should do it once. The creek was moving faster and was wider and deeper than I expected. There are hiking trails at the top, but they... More 

Thank primalclaws1974
Bethel, Connecticut
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What could have been a beautiful and peaceful visit to the site of Laura Ingalls dugout home on the bank of Plum Creek turned out to be a horror movie of swarms of mosquitos attacking us. Wish we could have stayed for the gorgeous views but between Zika and Laura's "fever n ague" I was running back to the car... More 

Thank 3inthefamily203
Fort Morgan, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The wife is a huge fan of the Little House books and the TV show, so going to the Plum Creek site was a no-brainer. The Gordon family, owners of the land, as for a $5 donation to help with upkeep. It's a short drive on a gravel drive back to the creek. They have picnic tables and a nice... More 

2 Thank Timothy S
Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Mosquitoes were very aggressive and ruined our visit, even though we had bug spray and wipes. Bit us mercilessly at our campsite and around the Laura's Lake trail and at the Ingalls dugout. Liked the museum and gift shop where you can learn the history of both the real Laura Ingallls/family and the television series. Nellie's cafe was really good... More 

Thank Viv2015
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice place to visit for the history, but not a lot left to see beyond the recess in the hill where the original dug out house once was and the large rock by the creek. Betting the area is very close to the same as it was when the Ingalls lived there.

Thank borgmaul
Lincoln, Nebraska
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Don't bother with the overpriced museum where there's not much to see, but do see Plum Creek. Thanks to the Gordon Family, one can go back to where the Ingalls' dugout was and see what Laura would have seen as she recalled in her book, "On the Banks of Plum Creek." We even got our toes wet in the creek... More 

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