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We enjoyed the property and imagining life during the ingalls time, but wanted to let others know that we were attacked while trying to cross the bridge! Our family got six stings total. Hopefully the nest will be taken care of quickly so others can...More
The family who now owns the land charges a mere $5 per car to visit the Banks of Plum Creek where the Ingalls family lived.
It is well worth it. There is a lovely picnic area set up where guests can take in the lovely...More
If you have read "On the Banks of Plum Creek" then this is a must see location. It is on private property, but the owners allow you to visit for a small per person fee. Ample parking and a picnic area if you desire. They...More
This is the actual location where Charles Ingalls made the family's dugout. It's land owned by a family who bought it to farm and later learned it had belonged to the Ingalls family. They preserved the area, added some signs, and charge $5 per carload...More
We should have read articles better, we were disappointed that there is only a hole in the ground with a sign. It was however quite pleasant eating our picnic lunch out under the trees by the Plum River on the provided picnic tables! It is...More
I've been a fan of the Little House books (and show) since I was a kid. I'm currently reading On the Banks of Plum Creek with my five year old daughter and it was very exciting to see the area that was in the books...More
I am not sure which homestead this is referring to. Sites in Desmet are either on a non busy city street, or at a large farm so I would say yes depending on how busy the area was. You could even park a ways and walk some... More
I am not sure which homestead this is referring to. Sites in Desmet are either on a non busy city street, or at a large farm so I would say yes depending on how busy the area was. You could even park a ways and walk some. Sites in Walnut Grove Minnesota are rural. I did see a large coach bus parked at the dugout site. If the area were terribly busy it could be more difficult.