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Neat to walk in the creek

As others have said, this is the very spot where Laura played so many years ago. Dad was the hero... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
brianbva
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Virginia
Standing where history comes to life

Any child who has read "On the Banks of Plum Creek" or any of Laura Ingels Wilder's books will be... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
HowdyDoody4
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Site made famous by author Laura Ingalls.
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Walnut Grove, MN
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

As others have said, this is the very spot where Laura played so many years ago. Dad was the hero for arranging this stop :) We checked out the remains of the dugout house and put our feet in the creek. A tip: If you...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Any child who has read "On the Banks of Plum Creek" or any of Laura Ingels Wilder's books will be transported back in time by standing where Laura stood and remembering her wonderful adventures. The only visible sign of the cabin Pa built is a...More

Thank HowdyDoody4
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

It was so neat to be exactly where Laura was, wading in Plum Creek. We went in a warm day and you can tell why Laura was so tempted to go in. The water was cool and clear. No sign of leeches or crabs as...More

Thank Shara H
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This was the best part of our Walnut Grove visit. The quietness of the prairie coupled with the knowledge that this was the spot where the Ingalls initially stayed was very powerful. I imagine that feeling the hot sun and sandy bottom of Plum Creek...More

Thank artsynina
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

As a LIW fan I found this roadside stop very interesting. I could imagine them living here and you get a sense of how far they walked to school etc. When our kids were small we read the books, and at that time, thought we...More

Thank Schweizerchick
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to visit if you were a fan of the show Little House on the Prairie. You can actually see Plum Creek where Laura used to fish and spent a lot of her time. The place where they lived is sort of there,...More

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

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
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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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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
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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...More

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