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Little House on the Prairie Museum

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Address: 2507 Cr 3000, Independence, KS 67301-7265
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This was a short but a fun little stop. It takes you back to some of our pioneer history and lets you see just how far we have come today. There is not an overabundance of things... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Terry L
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a short but a fun little stop. It takes you back to some of our pioneer history and lets you see just how far we have come today. There is not an overabundance of things to do, but you can go inside the house, the school house and see the interior of the post Office. I watched Little... More 

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Thank Terry L
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Little House on the Prarie is just a short drive from Caney Kansas...you could easily do the Caney Zoo and Little House in one day. I am a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and read all the books! I love the simplicity of the attraction and seeing what the Prairie would have looked and felt like years ago as they... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Sun. Afternoon, was closed. Took all of two minutes to see the reconstructed buildings. Don't go out o your way!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Interesting place out in the countryside. Supposedly "near" where the original site was. There is some history here, and the site is kept up nicely. But, there is just not that much to see. Really. Despite that it draws folks from all over the country, and the world for that matter. Put it on your list if you're nearby.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Just off hwy 75. My fiancé Sarah and I went to go check it out but it was closed. Still interesting though.

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Thank 335nedm
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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17 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited during the off season so couldn't get in the buildings, but still worth the stop. All buildings were period correct restorations moved in from other locations. Each one had a sign with a good description of the building's use and reference to Laura's books. I especially liked the direct quotes from the "Litte House" books that were posted... More 

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Thank Ruby W
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a history lover and this was so nice! My kids learned about early settlers and my husband and I enjoyed the educational trip. Don't pass thru the area without stopping!

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Thank Jamie J
Salem, Ohio
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is a little ways down a country road connected to US 75, and it is well worth the visit. While most of the items there are reproductions or period appropriate pieces rather than the original Ingalls artifacts, seeing the homestead in its proper context gives you an appreciation for the books and for an earlier, simpler time. The... More 

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Thank Bradley M
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I am not sure what I expected but it was very well done. The one room school was very impressive. The Post Office was cute. The replica of the Ingles House was very precise & realistic. All exhibits were very well signed & told the story well. The gift shop lady was full of information. Very well stocked of books... More 

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Thank Wendy M
Huddersfield
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely worth visiting. Not the largest of sites, but there's plenty of history to experience, and as you would expect, some excellent exhibits. There are limited opening times at this time of year, but even if closed, you are still able to walk around the historic buildings. We called at a time the museum was closed, however... More 

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