Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, De Smet

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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  • If you love the books then you will feel the ancestry and be astonished by how the area was and has grown in the time of Laura's childhood homestead.  more »
  • My girls 5 and 9 had soooo much fun!! They loved playing with the animals especially the kitties....even slept with one for a lil while till I let it we had a blast...its a lil pricey but.....  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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