• Laura Ingalls Memorial Society - De Smet, South Dakota

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Laura Ingalls' family spent their first Dakota winter in De Smet, today better known as 'The Little Town on the Prairie and this charming town is home to a number of Ingalls-related sites.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      Start by visiting the Surveyors House where the Wilders spent their first Dakota winter in 1879-80; tours are led by costumed guides. You can then follow the guide to Third Street, site of the house that Pa built 'The Ingalls Home' where Ma, Pa, and Laura's blind sister Mary lived for many years after. Finally, make your way to De Smet cemetery, final resting place of both Ma and Pa as well as other family members.


      105 Olivet Avenue
      De Smet, South Dakota 57231 USA

      Mailing address:
      P.O. Box 426
      De Smet, SD 57231 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (605) 854-3383

      Information Toll Free
      (800) 880-3383