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De Smet - Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society

103 Olivet Avenue

About Us :
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society was founded shortly after Laura Ingalls Wilder's death in 1957.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to it's mission.
Mission Statement:
"The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Ingalls-Wilder heritages in De Smet, South Dakota and to educate and enhance the experience of learning to all interested people."


Evan Muxen

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
This was an experience that my entire family enjoyed, it was part of our mini Laura Ingalls Wilder tour. The tour begins with some recreation structures and moves to the house that "Ma" and "Pa" Ingalls lived out their days. I recommend paying for the tour it allows you to get access to the recreation building and the Ingalls house. I should mention you do not get access to the Ingalls house or the recreation structures without the tour.

Joan Wollschlager

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Must see for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. This tour is only part of several to experience while you are in DeSmet, SD. Convenient times for tours. Knowledgeable staff.

Emily Heintzman

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
My family loved it! Great pageant! Heritage House has Great accommodations.

Jason Jones

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
We had a great time. The people were so nice and gave lots of great information about the Ingalls. Sleeping in the coverd wagon was so much fun. Highly recommend the stay.

a j

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
It gave a good feeling for the conditions and technology in residences in the early 20th century.

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