Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, De Smet

4.7
#6 of 27 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Do this! It’s FABULOUS! We went on a Sunday in mid-September. The weather was perfect, and this place will easily transport you to the times of the days when Charles and Caroline lived on their 1/4... 
    Do this! It’s FABULOUS! We went on a Sunday in mid-September. The weather was perfect, and this place will easily transport you to the times of the days when Charles and Caroline lived on their 1/4...  more »
  • We stayed 3 hours, but could have spent longer time. Plan an absolute minimum of 2 hours. Lots to see and experience from wagon rides, to making corn dolls, to seeing the historic structures, and... 
    We stayed 3 hours, but could have spent longer time. Plan an absolute minimum of 2 hours. Lots to see and experience from wagon rides, to making corn dolls, to seeing the historic structures, and...  more »
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  • Such a fun, learning family experience! All the workers were so educated about the Ingalls family, the land, homesteading, etc. My kids enjoyed their time on the homestead and interacting at the schoolhouse. Their favorite part was the carriage ride and making the corn cob dolls.
  • Our family loved our time at the homestead. Everyone was helpful, had great attitudes and eager to teach in a fun, experiential way. It was a "go at your pace" experience. I loved how they encouraged everyone to touch and experience history. Very glad we added this to our stop.

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