Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, De Smet

#6 of 28 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Ingalls Homestead is just that, the land Charles Ingalls homesteaded through the Homestead Act in 1880 with his family. Laura Ingalls Wilder lived on this land from age 13-18. You can experience pioneering history through covered wagon rides, a one-room school session, hands-on activities and camping on-site.
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  • Getting to see the replica of the Ingalls' house and Pa's cottonwood trees. This trip has been on my bucket list of sites to see for a very long time. Sure glad my husband suggested it for a vacation....  more »
  • Ingalls Homestead brings the "Little House" books to life! On our "Midwest Tour" we stopped at all the relevant "Little House" sites. Most of them are structured as a typical museum, and when you...  more »
  • Very fun place to visit. They have a great setup with many hands-on things to do. We spent over 4 hours here but it only felt like 1 because the kids had so much fun. All of the staff were really friendly.
  • Our family had an incredible time here! The historic interpreters were so engaging with my daughters, there were more things to see than we had time for, and everything we saw had such a sweet balance of the story of the books and the real life history of the time and place. I really hope we get to visit again!

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