South Dakota

Little House on the Prairie: South Dakota With Your Grandchild

See Laura Ingalls’ stories come to life as you and your grandchild walk in her footsteps and experience life on the Dakota homestead. Plus, explore the Black Hills and the Badlands.
Program No. 23724RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,099 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

Can you imagine what it would be like to wake up every morning to milk the cows? Have you ever tried making your own butter? Do you think you could survive seven months of winter blizzards on the prairie? Find out what it was like to grow up on a homestead in the Dakota Territory as a pioneer kid like Laura Ingalls, and see her “Little House on the Prairie” stories come to life as you and your grandchild cross the prairies, badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Find out about life on the homesteads for both kids and grown-ups with hands-on activities like grinding wheat, jumping ropes and teaching in a one-room schoolhouse!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile on varied terrain; standing up to an hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride in a covered wagon and learn how to churn your own butter, just as Laura did, at the Ingalls Homestead.
  • Experience a live “Little House on the Prairie” performance set in the open fields of South Dakota.
  • Head to the home of Laura’s sister Carrie in the beautiful Black Hills, and learn about the presidents carved in granite at Mount Rushmore.
Suggested Reading List
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