Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
School Field Trips
Come and learn about Laura’s life in Burr Oak, Iowa, as a nine year old girl, as well as that of her family. Hear her stories that fit in between her books On the Banks of Plum Creek and By the Shores of Silver Lake, the loss of her nine-month old brother, Freddy, and the joy in the birth of her youngest sister, Grace. Students will also view examples of pioneer life in the 1870s; join in pioneer games and activities; walk where Laura walked through the hotel, along the creek and the spring; dress up like a pioneer and climb in the wagon.
Buses may park parallel to the sidewalk just south of the museum on 236th Ave. adjacent to the vacant lot. If coming into town from the south, just pull into the driveway at the storage sheds north of the museum on 236th Ave. and head the bus south. Guests will then be able to exit the bus onto the sidewalk near the museum.