Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes, De Smet

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#9 of 27 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
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  • This was such a fun tour! If you have ever read the Little House Books, or have kids at home that have read them, it is worth the visit! The people who worked here where all so helpful and... 
    This was such a fun tour! If you have ever read the Little House Books, or have kids at home that have read them, it is worth the visit! The people who worked here where all so helpful and...  more »
  • For fans of early American history, the Lauran Ingalls' books, and of course the TV show. The homes show what buildings looked like, the ones Ingalls wrote about. Some might get a shock of how small....  more
    For fans of early American history, the Lauran Ingalls' books, and of course the TV show. The homes show what buildings looked like, the ones Ingalls wrote about. Some might get a shock of how small....  more »
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  • A must see for any adult or child that enjoyed the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. We came here in 2019 with my 6 kids and in-laws and drove a couple hours out of our way. Afterward we all agreed it was well worth the trip. As with the books, this is a wonderful imaginative way to step back in time and experience a bit of what it must have been like for families that were settling West. We did the tour, which was well done, and were able to see the school house (very different than I pictured) and the surveyors cabin along with other buildings. My favorite was the house built by Pa a couple blocks away from this site. It was just nice to relax and take in the history.
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