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Ingalls' Homestead

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Fun to see the site of the dugout - although it's a little hard to picture given the growth of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LauriH44
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Watch for hornets!

We enjoyed the property and imagining life during the ingalls time, but wanted to let others know... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
tclark143
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This recessed mark in the land that was once a dugout, served as the home of Laura Ingalls and family.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun to see the site of the dugout - although it's a little hard to picture given the growth of the surrounding trees.

Thank LauriH44
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank tclark143
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

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

4  Thank WanderLust406
Reviewed August 17, 2017

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

1  Thank Love2TravelUS
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Kristalmelbye
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

If you were a fan of the show Little House on the Prairie then this is a place that you will love. Their original belongings are present and you can see the places that Laura wrote about in her books.

1  Thank Dee S
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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

1  Thank SJPRINT
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Nice place to visit for the historic value. Be aware that there isn't much left of the original dug out home other then a depression on the side hill. Still worth the stop.

1  Thank borgmaul
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Laura G
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful to see the site, the grasses and flowers. Beautiful creek you can dip your feet into. Dugout site, but no actual dugout.

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Michelle G
April 18, 2017|
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Response from MTBARK |
DeSmet, ND at least that is what the kiosk says at the DeSmet site.
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Cathleen P
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Brenda P | Reviewed this property |
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
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Hello, I do not understand your question or what you are wanting. Joe L.
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