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Location:
Sod House on the Prairie on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway,18 miles east of Walnut Grove in Southwestern Minnesota.One mile east of the junction of Highways 71 & 14. Watch for signs.

Contact:
Stan and Virginia McCone
12598 Magnolia Ave. 507-723-5138
 www.sodhouse.org 
Sanborn, MN 56083

Open:
 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Spring, summer, and fall. 
Closed for the winter season.

Admission: 
$4 per person.
Age 6 and under - free. 
Bring cash—no credit cards.
Pay admission at the farm house before touring.

Instructions:
Expect to arrive at a farm site. Park anywhere in the driveway without blocking it for others. Walk to the farm house. Our dog is friendly. Pay your admission, then go through the entrance and follow the trails. Explore by going inside the buildings. Hands-on-experience. 

Time Allowance: Allow at least a half hour for touring at your own pace.
Most people spend longer. Spend all the time you can. 
Lots of details to see. Put on a bonnet and an apron for your photos. Please hang them again when you are finished wearing them.

Buildings: Prairie soddy, outhouse, small log cabin, dugout, shed with sod cutter. Pathways take you to each spot. A trail takes you through acres of 
restored tallgrass prairie. Easy to find everything.

Turn Around: Driveway turn around for motor coaches and RV’s.

Tour Planners: Looking for something different? Perhaps a mystery tour? Something that would interest men as well as women? Check us out.
Group tours must call for an appointment. 507-723-5138
School tours are in May, Sept, and Oct. Call ahead to be on the schedule.
Price discount for school children. Teachers and bus drivers are free.

We are no longer accomodating overnight guests as a Bed & Breakfast.

 

Along with some photos by Aaron Bleess, the website photos are from a collection by Christy McCone Heckathorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone: (507) 723-5138 Address: 12598 Magnolia Ave., Sanborn, Minnesota 56083