Ingalls Homestead

20812 Homestead Rd.
De Smet, SD 57231- Map It
(605) 854-3984

AAA Editor Notes

Ingalls Homestead, .5 mi. e. on US 14, then .5 mi. s. to 20812 Homestead Rd., is the quarter-section homesteaded by Charles P. Ingalls in 1880. The land inspired many “Little House” stories written by his daughter Laura Ingalls Wilder. The site encompasses native prairie grasses and a living-history farm that gives visitors a glimpse of what prairie homestead life entailed. Also offered are covered wagon rides, hands-on pioneering activities and an 1880s school session. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$12; free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Homestead and activities daily 9-7, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Grounds open for walking visits daily 9-5 (with activities 11-2), day after Labor Day-Sept. 30.