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Address: 12598 Magnolia Ave, Sanborn, MN 56083-3076
Phone Number: +1 507-723-5138
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Charming Sod Houses

It was a bit daunting to walk up to the house to pay admission, but once on the porch you notice a black mailbox into which you can place your money. It's totally on the honor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mrsjpvan2
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San Francisco Bay Area
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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit daunting to walk up to the house to pay admission, but once on the porch you notice a black mailbox into which you can place your money. It's totally on the honor system. $4.00 per person for adults. Once I placed my money into the box we were greeted by our tour guides - 3 very... More 

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Bailey, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The web site says this is open from sunrise to sunset in Spring, Summer and Fall. We got there about 20 minutes after sunrise in Fall, and they were not open. From what I could see, it seemed like it would be a nice way to spend some time, but there wasn't anyone anywhere. I could have just walked over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It was the last stop on our way home and we enjoyed every minute. Kids dressed up and ran through the grass, played in the trapper's cabin and the sod house. A really neat way to visualize how the settlers lived.

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Thank luisa j
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting to visit to see how the early pioneers lived. Recommended stop for the whole family.

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Thank borgmaul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after learning about this site online. We wanted to learn about sod houses such as what Laura Ingalls Wilder would live in as well as as what my husband's ancestors lived in. This site was very informative and quite peaceful. The owner came out and told us about the houses and how her husband built them. She... More 

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Thank Laura G
Springfield, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I loved being able to tour the two sod homes and being able to compare the differences. They put a lot of work into making them authentic.

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Thank Shelley O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome sod home. Well worth the stop! They did a good job on the furnishings and detail.Trappers cabin was very nicely accessorized. Make the time to stop here. We were very happy.

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1 Thank Beth M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

What a wonderful place to experience beautiful native prairie landscapes and imagine pioneer life in a real sod home. In the 1980s a farmer constructed on his land several sod buildings and a log cabin as a way to educate and make more real for us the life of Laura Ingall's family and other pioneers. The farmer and his wife... More 

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1 Thank MNDoodles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

We found this by accident on Google Maps. What a wonderful find! This is truly a hidden gem on the prairie. Very much going out of your way to stop by. It is a great example of history.

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1 Thank Annette M
Lomira, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My kids (17.14, and 11) LOVED this stop. They had so much fun walking around the area and seeing the buidings. They especially loved dressing up and acting as if they lived during the time period. Super friendly man and dog greeted us when we drove in. I hope this place stays around. Great experience.

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