De Smet, Dakota Territory, was the setting for By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.

Contact Information:
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
P.O. Box 426
De Smet, SD  57231

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society — the official Wilder museum in De Smet

Ingalls Homestead — The Ingalls homestead claim is privately owned and operated as a hands-on living history experience.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant — Watch the Ingalls family come to life in this little pageant on the prairie.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library — This site provides information on the town of De Smet in the 1880s, the time period of the “Little House” books

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl — includes video tours of the historic Wilder sites

De Smet Tourism

Prairie House Manor — the home of Banker Ruth, mentioned in the Little House books, has been converted into a bed and breakfast

De Smet Lodging — Planning a trip to De Smet and need a place to stay? Click here for lodging information in the De Smet area. (Provided by Google Maps.)

De Smet Restaurants — restaurant information in the De Smet area, provided by Google Maps

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