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:
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
Abundant wildlife and birding opportunities
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
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 13 & over.....$4.00
The series portrayed an actual house on the prairie, but few people know that the Ingalls actually lived in a dugout.
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