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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  • There are just so many good things to say about the Ingalls Homestead, it's hard to know where to start.! First of all the folks who work there are all courteous and helpful. We stayed in the...  more »
  • It was interesting to see the land that Pa Ingalls bought in the 1800s for the family homestead. We didn't pay for the tour but could see enough walking around to make it worth the trip.  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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