Walnut Grove Travel Guide

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Walnut Grove Things to Do

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    by lar-n-me Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    Walking along Plumb Creek was probably the best experience of my Walnut Grove visit (I say my because Lar isn't the fan I am). It was so pretty, with a trail to follow near the creek and through fields and forests.

    We played at the park after our walk (who said you have to grow up).

    Here's what Plumb Creek Park has to offer:

    UPPER PARK
    Lake Laura for fishing and swimming
    56 campsites nestled in private tree-lined areas
    Campsites $15.00 Electric $12.50 Tent
    No reservations needed. First come - first served
    Firewood available for campers
    Sandy beach with schedule lifeguard
    Hiking path around Lake Laura
    Nine-hole Frisbee Disc Course
    New Frisbee information booth
    New playground equipment
    2 Bathhouses
    Lakeside gazebo
    Abundant wildlife and birding opportunities

    LOWER PARK
    Shelter House
    Picnic Tables
    Softball Fields
    Playground Equipment
    Sand Volleyball Courts
    Hiking path along Plum Creek
    "When the Prairie Whispers" walking tour highlighting 23 tree varieties. Booklets available at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

    Park telephone 507-859-2491

    Plumb Creek

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    by lar-n-me Updated Apr 24, 2004

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    We got there just before closing so didn't have much time to look around the gift shop. They pretty much have any type of Little House souvenir you could possibly dream of.
    The museum itself was closed but admission is as follows:

    Ages 5 & under......Free
    Ages 6-12............$2.00
    Ages 13 & over.....$4.00

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    by lar-n-me Updated Apr 24, 2004

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    The series portrayed an actual house on the prairie, but few people know that the Ingalls actually lived in a dugout.

    Ingalls Homestead

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Walnut Grove Transportation

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    by lar-n-me Updated Apr 25, 2004

    From Minneapolis/St. Paul:
    Hwy. 169 south to St. Peter, then
    Hwy. 99 west to Nicollet, then
    Hwy. 14 west to Walnut Grove
    Distance: approximately 150 miles

    Click on the picture to the left for a map of Walnut Grove

    Walnut Grove map

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