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Welcome to Ingalls Homestead! Pa Ingalls set claim to this quarter section in 1880. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote many of her Little House stories about this land. Plan an old-fashioned family day!

Covered Wagon Rides
1880's School Session
Ma's Little House
Ponies and Horses
Prairie Exhibit
Pioneering Activities

Open Daily
Memorial Day Weekend
to Labor Day Weekend
Call for Spring and Autumn hours

20812 Homestead Road
De Smet, South Dakota 57231
Phone: 800-776-3594

Summer Hours
(Memorial Day Weekend
through Labor Day)
9AM - 7PM Daily
Activities 9AM - 6PM

Autumn Hours
(throughout September)
9AM - 5PM Daily
Activities 11AM - 2PM

Trading Tiaras for Calico on the Prairie
    The New York Times

Ingalls Homestead featured in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
USA & Canada

    News Release

10 great places to bask in the glory of their stories
    USA Today

Little town on the prairie draws tourists

The Book that Changed your Life
    NPR - This American Life

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 Camping Information

 De Smet Pageant

Visit De Smet, South Dakota!
Get Visitor Information from
De Smet Chamber of Commerce

Ingalls Homestead