© Author Adventures

In honor of the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, midwestweekends.com published a road trip that follows the homesteads of the beloved pioneer author. We share our experiences of many places on that same route here:

Pepin, WisconsinIndependence, Kansas
Walnut Grove and Spring Valley, Minnesota
Burr Oak, IowaDe Smet, South DakotaMansfield, Missouri

In addition to the homesteads of Laura Ingalls Wilder, we recommend a stop at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, which is a great halfway point, to see its ongoing Wilder family exhibits.

For even more details about the author’s life, read an article about lesser known parts of her history here: latimes.com/books.

The Wagon Tour: