Walnut Grove MN - Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Point of Interest in Walnut Grove, MN

Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls Family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum's collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series:

  • Karen Grassle (Ma)
  • Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary)
  • Katherine McGregor (Mrs. Oleson)
  • Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson)
  • Kevin Hagen (Doc Baker)
  • Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder)
  • Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush (Carrie)

Another feature of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is the Kelton Doll Collection, including over 250 dolls from the 1870's to modern times. This colorful exhibit represents Beulah Kelton's lifelong passion. A wide selection of books, souvenirs, bonnets, aprons, and locally handcrafted items are available in the Gift Store. Other exhibits include:

  • Quilt owned by Laura and her daughter Rose
  • Bible from the church the Ingalls attended
  • Scale models of the Ingalls TV series homes
  • Historic documents - letters, photos, articles
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330 8th St
Walnut Grove, MN 56180

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Redwood County, MN


Redwood County, MN

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