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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."


Michael Cockrell

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Very fun! This was an unexpected visit as I was here on business and didn't know this was here. A blast from my childhood. Wish I would have had more time to spend. Would have been even better if my Wife and Daughter had been with me.


Sunday, July 22, 2018
Very authentic something for everyone all of the furniture is what was actually there at the time the family lived there. If you want to know about pioneering life.... life on the Prairie... this is the place to go. They have the in town tour...and they are very knowledgeable

Steve Hoyt

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Very pleasant paced tour with a great deal of information about the whole Ingall's family history. Tour includes the Surveyor's house which the Ingalls family lived in, the school the girls attended, a REPLICA of the school Laura taught in, and the house Charles Ingalls built later on. Well worth the time to get there.

Kelly Schneider

Thursday, June 7, 2018
The history was interesting and if you're a fan of the Ingalls you'll learn a lot. We were pretty surprised being a historical musuem that in the school house they had the pledge of allegiance with "One nation under God" in parenthesis... when asked why, they answered so it wouldn't offend anyone. That is literally history. Those are the words to the pledge of allegiance. Because of the censorship of history I can only give it 3 stars. If you're in town and have kids, go to the homestead on the edge of town-it is a blast.

A Moore

Sunday, July 1, 2018
I had an awesome time with my family, the kids had a blast riding the horses. Lots of cool activities, and great historical adventure. The weather is even great here, if it's raining just wait a bit and it will get warmer.

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