Laura Ingalls Wilder Literature Tour

Her books are beloved by generations of readers and those who appreciate authentic stories from American culture. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writing is simple and truthful, a series of memoirs from the fascinating life of a family establishing their place in the American frontier and in history. This tour lets you explore the locations and details from her stories as well as the life of the beloved author herself.


Day
1

Pepin, Wisconsin
The birthplace of the famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

 

Hotel Check In


Day
2

Burr Oak, Iowa
Take a closer look at the picturesque village where Charles and his family resided in the late 1870s.

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
Come see the Masters Hotel, the only childhood home of Laura still on its original location.

 

Spring Valley, MN
The home to the Wilder family from 1890-1891.

 

Night tour of the Village of Yesteryear
A “working artists” village where you could see a demonstration of skills passed down from previous generations.

 

Hotel Check In


Day
3

Travel to Walnut Grove but on the way:

 

Sanborn and tour the famous Sod House Exhibit
This house was featured on the History Channel in 2000 for the replication of a soddy house in a prairie setting.

 

Walnut Grove
Visit the Museum, gift shop that is a tribute to the NBC TV series, and see the Ingalls’ dugout site along Plum Creek.

 

Depart for Brookings, South Dakota

 

Hotel Check In


Day
4

Travel to DeSmet, South Dakota:

 

Discover Laura Center
Take a journey into the heart of “Little Town on the Prairie”.

 

Ingalls Homestead
Take a tour of the original Ingalls Homestead by a covered wagon.

 

Depart for Home