Burr Oak, Iowa Park & Museum
The Burr Oak, Iowa Park and Museum offer Little House on the Prairie fans a rich experience as they explore the life and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. Located within the beautifully restored Masters Hotel, the museum provides visitors with a wealth of information about the Ingalls’ stay in Burr Oak and the community that surrounded them.
Throughout the year, the museum hosts a variety of special events and celebrations that bring Laura Ingalls Wilder’s world to life. These events often include period-appropriate activities, such as traditional crafts, games, and musical performances. Fans can also participate in hands-on workshops, where they can learn various skills from the 19th century, like candle making, quilting, and cooking using authentic recipes from Laura’s time.
The guided tours of the Masters Hotel provide an immersive experience, allowing visitors to walk in the footsteps of the Ingalls family. Expert guides share fascinating stories and insights about the family’s life in Burr Oak, including their work at the hotel and the challenges they faced during this period.
In addition to the period artifacts on display throughout the hotel, the museum features a collection of items related to the Little House books and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life. Visitors can see rare first editions of her novels, photographs, and personal belongings that once belonged to the Ingalls family.
The museum also houses a gift shop, where fans can purchase souvenirs, books, and other memorabilia related to the Little House series. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to take home a piece of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s world and cherish the memories of their visit to Burr Oak.
The Burr Oak Park, located nearby, offers a peaceful and scenic setting for visitors to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. It serves as a reminder of the landscape that once surrounded the Ingalls family during their time in Burr Oak. A visit to the park is an ideal way to complete the Little House on the Prairie experience, allowing fans to reflect on the incredible stories and enduring legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
May 1 — October 31
Sundays Noon to 4 p.m.
Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 1 — April 30
Thursday thru Saturday
10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Other times by appointment, please call 563-735-5916
Seniors (60+) $4.00
Children (6-17) $3.00
5 and Under Free
Laura Ingalls Wilder Day Celebration
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
3603 – 236th Avenue
Burr Oak, Iowa 52101