Ingalls Homestead

20812 Homestead Road, De Smet, SD 57231

On the quarter-section of land Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family homesteaded near De Smet, visitors experience South Dakota pioneer heritage through hands-on activities. Ride the covered wagon across the prairie to a one-room schoolhouse session. Make corncob dolls and ropes, see demonstrations of hay twisting and wheat grinding, drive a pony cart, wash clothes, and interact with farm animals. Camping is available, including covered wagons, a bunkhouse, RV sites and tent camping. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.