11 days in Mansfield, De Smet & Grand Lake Itinerary

11 days in Mansfield, De Smet & Grand Lake Itinerary

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Mansfield
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De Smet
— 2 nights
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Grand Lake
— 5 nights

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Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Bring the kids along to Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Wild Animal Safari. Change things up with a short trip to Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site in Eminence (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Bakersville Pioneer Village, stroll the grounds of Mansfield Cemetery, and see Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch SMORR.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Mansfield trip planner.

Monroe to Mansfield is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Monroe in May, things will get little chillier in Mansfield: highs are around 75°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Mansfield

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the De Smet trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mansfield to De Smet takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mansfield in May, things will get slightly colder in De Smet: highs are around 70°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
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Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet Cemetery

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Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Attractions like Spas and Main Street make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Grand Lake's surroundings by going to Winter Park Winery (in Fraser), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Kremmling (Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, Mad Adventures - Day Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach at Grand Lake, get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, take in the exciting artwork at Grand Lake Art Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Granby Ranch.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Lake day trip site.

Traveling by car from De Smet to Grand Lake takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from De Smet in May; daily highs in Grand Lake reach 33°F and lows reach 23°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Rusty Spurr Ranch ©
Rusty Spurr Ranch
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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