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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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After busy season visit

I visited the Homestead after Labor Day meaning most of the activities were done for the year. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christine H
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Louisville, Kentucky
Really awesome experience, especially if you love anything Little House on the Prairie

Beautiful location and very friendly service. The fall colors were so nice. I really loved it here... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dancingwasabi
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Fort Worth, Texas
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“covered wagon” (65 reviews)
“wagon ride” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank dancingwasabi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank BigP
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

1  Thank Erika K
Reviewed 26 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
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
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
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a great place to take your family. You get to step back in time and visit a place that is set up as a glimmer of the past. The staff was excellent; friendly, helpful and very informative. They encourage questions and interaction. My kids...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I couldn't even begin to say how much this was enjoyed by everyone in my family--the teen and the three year-old! There are so many cool things to see and do. It's a very hands-on experience that I am so happy we chose to do!!

Thank Chdeia
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pceveritt
17 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
21 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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