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Walnut Grove - Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum


Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store.  The museum's collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series:

 - Karen Grassle (Ma)
 - Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary)
 - Katherine McGregor (Mrs. Oleson)
 - Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson)
 - Kevin Hagen (Doc Baker)
 - Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder)
 - Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush (Carrie)

Another feature of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is the Kelton Doll Collection, including over 250 dolls from the 1870's to modern times.  This colorful exhibit represents Beulah Kelton's lifelong passion.  A wide selection of books, souvenirs, bonnets, aprons, and locally hand-crafted items are available in the Gift Store.


Danielle Weightman

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
I liked all the Little House Artifacts but it wasn't quite what I thought it would be. Very small. They should get dressed up in period costume and build replica set pieces to make it feel more authentic.

Evan Muxen

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
My family and I were able to trace a few places in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walnut Grove was our second stop. The entire family really enjoyed themselves here. The Museum had rooms filled with artifacts from the lives of the Ingalls family and from the show (Little House on the Prairie). The site of the dugout house from "On the Banks of Plum Creek," is just a short drive from the museum.

Steve Young

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Cannot wait to visit again spring and summer recommended.

Kathy Boe

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Wonderfully informative with fun hands on activities for the kids. Several of the buildings are air conditioned. The museum covers general pioneer life, the Ingalls family, and the television show. The gift shop carries all something for everyone.

Miranda Brown

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Has a lot of items at the gift shop. The museum is very informative and interesting. My daughter loves Little House on the Prairie she had a great time.

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