Laura Ingles Wilder’s Little House

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum is where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her famous “Little House” books at Rocky Ridge Farm. It’s a beautiful Ozarks drive to Rocky Ridge Farm. Just a short trip from Springfield, the countryside still has wildflowers growing along side the highway.

Wilder Home

The Wilder Home where many of the Little House books were written.

The best known Little House book is the Little House on the Prairie. Made famous by the television series and starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle and Melissa Sue Anderson. The story, Little House on the Prairie, follows the Ingalls family as they travel to Kansas where they build a log house in Indian Territory.

Little House books, postcards and pioneer bonnets are for sale in the gift shop. The tour and gift shop are run by The Wilder Home Association, established in 1957.

Learn more about Laura on the website. There is also information about the Wilder family and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum here in Mansfield Missouri.

The Details – Museum Hours of Operation
Monday thru Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday 12:30PM to 5:00PM (Closed Easter Sunday) March 1 – November 15.  Admission
- Children Under 6 – free, Children 6 to 17 – $4., Adults 18 & Over – $8., Seniors 65 & Over – $6.


The historic site is easy to find.

Getting there – Rocky Ridge Farm is only 45 miles east of Springfield, MO on highway 60. From Springfield take Highway 60 east to Mansfield and take the second Mansfield exit. Turn right off of the exit ramp and continue on that street into town, it dead-ends at the city square. Turn left at the square and continue for less than a mile to the historic home. The farmhouse and museum are on the right, parking is on the left.

Wilder Days – Friday & Saturday — September 16 & 17, 2011 The theme will be “Laura, Teacher of the Ozarks.”
Laura enjoyed living and working on their farm in the Mansfield community and spent many hours writing her childhood experiences of pioneer life in this country which became the favorite Little House books that children around the world still love.

Wilder Days is an annual event in Mansfield, Missouri to recognize Laura Ingalls Wilder. Activities include Little Laura and Little Farmer Boy Look-A-Like contests, a parade, live music, old fashioned fun and games, and a quilt show.

For Mansfield information – contact Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-924-3525 or email:

For lodging and travel information –  Springfield Tourist Information Center 3315 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, MO 65804 and, Downtown Visitor Information Center
815 E. Saint Louis St., Suite 100
Springfield, MO 65806



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