De Smet Super Deluxe Inn & Suites
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... during Summer they put a gift shop in the
middle of the basketball court and you can watch a DVD about the Corn
Palace through the years. It was a gathering place for thousands
especially in the early to mid 1900's and many famous people have
preformed inside the building.
Across the road was an oddity. It
looked like castle and mentioned it had a free jungle playground so
we went on in. It turned out to be a Jewish display of a ...
... Then, we went to the surveyors house where the Ingalls lived for a year! Next we went to the one room school house Carrie and Laura actually attended! Then was a replica of the schoolhouse Laura taught in for a year to make money for Mary going to school. Then we could've seen the place where Ma and Pa, Carrie, Grace and Mary lived (after Laura and Almanzo had baby Rose). But we just kept going to Pulmer Gulch ...
After a great week, it was time to pack up and leave. We put everything in the car and packed up the tent, knowing we would be staying in the covered wagon again tonight at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead. (Best. Idea. Ever).The drive was uneventful - it rained a lot, but not as heavily on the drive over. We reached the homestead, and unpacked our stuff again into the wagon.
Finally, we reached De Smet, turned off the paved road (literally), and reached the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead. It's a huge farm out in the middle of the prairie, and they have it set up just like the Little House on the Prairie. You can tour the farm, go to a class in the one room schoolhouse, and... no lie... you can sleep in a covered wagon. How cool is that? I had wanted to stay there since I heard about it from my friend. It was the ...
... sang happy birthday again much to her delight. She opened her cards and presents and was thrilled to be the center of our attention. We decided to get her the whole set of Little House books to read together for now and on her own as she gets older. It had already gotten quite late (we lost an hour when we moved into Central time) so we all curled up on the couch to start the first book before ...