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Laura Ingalls Wilder Summer Vacation

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$595.00 per person double - Cash Discount Price
$995.00 per person single - Cash Discount Price

American author Laura Ingalls Wilder was the creator of the much-loved children's series of "Little House" books that recounted her life as a young girl on the Western frontier during the late 1800s. This vacation visits many sites from her books and includes reserved seats at two pageants depicting her life.


Day 1
Fly to Minneapolis, MN. Check into the Radisson located near the Mall of America.
Day 2
Free day to explore. Options include the indoor waterpark at the Radisson Bloomington and/or Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America or just shop. Overnight is at the Radisson.
Day 3
Drive 1 1/2 hours to Pepin, WI (site of Little House in the Big Woods). Stop in Historic Downtown Hudson and experience art galleries, antiques, unique gift stops, and boutiques. Continue to Prescott and stop at the Great River Road Learning Center. Upon arriving in Pepin, tour the Pepin museum & house site. Drive 2 hours to Burr Oak, IA (where Laura lived for a year as a child but didn't write about it). Spend night at the Quality Inn and Suites in Decorah, IA.
Day 4
A deluxe continental breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Tour Burr Oak sites. Drive 9 hours, 30 minutes to Mansfield, MO (where Laura lived for most of her life). Enroute stop in Hannibal, MO and visit the Mark Twain Museum. Then visit the Winston Churchill Memorial in Fulton. There you will also find a piece of the Berlin Wall. Continue to Ava and spend night at the Super 8.
Day 5
A deluxe continental breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Tour Mansfield Home & Museum. Drive 3 hours, 20 minutes to Independence, KS (site of "Little House on the Prairie"). Enroute stop in Carthage and tour the Precious Moments Chapel. Upon arriving in Independence, our the “Little House on the Prairie Site”. Spend night at Microtel Inn and Suites.
Day 6
A deluxe continental breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Drive 9 hours, 20 minutes to DeSmet, SD (site of "By the Shores of Silver Lake" and "Little Town on the Prairie".) Enjoy a walking tour to two of the Laura Ingalls Wilder homes and also a 16 site driving tour. This evening attend DeSmet Pageant. Spend night at the Super Deluxe Inn and Suites.
Day 7
A deluxe continental breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Tour DeSmet Museum and The Ingalls Homestead (located just east and south of De Smet)offering wagon rides, a historic school session, all sorts of pioneer activities (rope making, hay twist making, doll making and more)& sites. Drive 2 hours to Walnut Grove, MN (site of "On the Banks of Plum Creek"). Attend Wilder Pageant. Spend night at the AmericInn in Marshall MN
Day 8
Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Tour Walnut Grove museum and home site. Drive 3 hours to Minneapolis, MN. Spend night or fly home.

This Tour Includes: Accommodations, admissions to all attractions listed, reserved seats to both pageant, routing and timed itinerary. (This is an individual travel package. Transportation is not included. We can assist you with rental car if needed.

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