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Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie

20812 Homestead Rd, De Smet, SD 57231-5841
+1 800-776-3594
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Living on the prairie

We took a road trip vacation this year to Mount Rushmore and on our way stopped to see Lingala... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
785tammy
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Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Wow

Relived the o so popular series "Little house on the prairie" What a nice set up with the soddie... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
154913Blondie
,
Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“covered wagon” (65 reviews)
“wagon ride” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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20812 Homestead Rd, De Smet, SD 57231-5841
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+1 800-776-3594
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"covered wagon"
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"hands on activities"
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"wagon ride"
in 45 reviews
"laura ingalls"
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"corn cob doll"
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"one room school house"
in 12 reviews
"cottonwood trees"
in 9 reviews
"jump rope"
in 16 reviews
"come alive"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 7 reviews
"living history"
in 4 reviews
"pony cart"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 20 reviews
"own pace"
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"south dakota"
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"awesome experience"
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We took a road trip vacation this year to Mount Rushmore and on our way stopped to see Lingala Homestead up in de Smet, SD. Well, the season was over...but not fret! They had a sign on the welcoming center say...Please feel free to look...More

5  Thank 785tammy
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Relived the o so popular series "Little house on the prairie" What a nice set up with the soddie, the barns, ma's house, the school house and old wagons to spend the nite in . Wonderful gift store with very knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank 154913Blondie
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I visited the Homestead after Labor Day meaning most of the activities were done for the year. I was also traveling solo. I would not recommend going after the activities close down IF you have children. For me, on the otherhand it was quite nice....More

3  Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful location and very friendly service. The fall colors were so nice. I really loved it here. We had a lot of fun seeing the homestead, I especially liked seeing the dug out and the cottonwood trees Laura's father had planted which were a gorgeous...More

2  Thank dancingwasabi
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

As like most visitors, we are fans of The Little House books. We had a long drive getting to De Smet, so we listened to a couple of them in preparation for our visit. I think while none of the buildings at the Homestead Site...More

2  Thank Go2theZoo
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were children more than sixty years ago when we first read the wonderful young adult novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. As parents and then as grandparents, we eagerly read them again. There were/are, of course, no boy wizards, no vampires happily...More

6  Thank BigP
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We experienced unparalleled customer service at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead that deserves special note. My 7-year-old daughter loves the Little House on the Prairie books. So much so that when we saw you could stay in a covered wagon at the homestead, we decided...More

4  Thank Erika K
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Our kids loved visiting the Ingall's homestead. They had a pony ride, toured a sod house and cabin, played on a stage coach, made corn Cobb dolls, used a hand pump well, and more. They could run and play! We didn't stay in the wagon...More

Thank NiceFLTraveler
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a must see place for all Little House on the Prairie fans. 1800's homestead of the Ingalls family. Visit all of the buildings and exhibits. Take a wagon trip to the old school.

Thank hd452016
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went primarily for our (20 year old!) daughter who had been a big fan of the books as a young girl. The tour was enjoyable with plenty to do to keep a family busy for half a day or so. Only half a mile...More

Thank slovaktoo
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pceveritt
18 May 2017|
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Response from IngallsHomestead | Property representative |
Yes!
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Michelle G
18 April 2017|
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Response from IngallsHomestead | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Since previous visitors have not yet chimed in, I thought I'd at least give you my opinion, biased though it may be. Teenagers often enjoy visiting us, even when they don't always expect to have fun. It will... More
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shellbell2017
22 February 2017|
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Response from IngallsHomestead | Property representative |
Hi! Unfortunately, there is not public transportation between Sioux Falls and De Smet. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
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