Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum


On Route 14, you'll find Walnut Grove, one of the many homes of the author most closely associated with the prairie life of the 1870s. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote of her life here in On the Banks of Plum Creek, one of the Little House on the Prairie books in the series that later inspired the popular television series of the same name. The museum grounds include seven buildings. It's open daily from April through October. Admission is charged. While you're in Walnut Grove, think about driving one-and-a-half miles north to where you can visit the actual site where Laura's family lived in the dugout. The sites described in the books are still visible: the big rock, table land, and plum thickets. A picnic area along Plum Creek invites an outdoor lunch. Privately owned, the site is open daily from May through October. Admission is charged.


330 8th St
Walnut Grove, MN 56180


44.22418000, -95.47232300
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(800) 528-7280

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