Big Sky Ranch: The Set of “Little House on the Prairie”

by Website Editors | Jan 26, 2024

Today, Big Sky Ranch is known as the iconic backdrop of beloved Hollywood shows such as “Little House on the Prairie,” “Twin Peaks,” and “Gunsmoke.” However, when the Little House producers originally went scouting locations for the show, they started in Arizona, then worked their way to Northern California, before finally discovering Big Sky Ranch in Southern California’s Simi Valley. Not only was it conveniently located, but it had the natural backdrops they were seeking, including large trees, sparkling ponds, lush meadows, and rocky hideouts. (1)

All exterior scenes of the Little House show from 1974 through 1983 were shot at the Big Sky Ranch, including the iconic opening credits. Can’t you just picture Laura, Mary, and Carrie running down that grassy hillside now? Dean Butler, who played Almanzo Wilder in the series, recounted that fans would often try to sneak onto the 7,000-acre property to catch a glimpse of the sets that made up the town of Walnut Grove. (2)

Despite certain limitations of the California location, the Little House producers made an honest effort to have the show resemble the Midwest plains and to re-create snowy winter scenes. As for the cozy interiors, those were all filmed at Paramount Studios, which was about an hour car ride away.

At the beginning of the series, it was agreed that the location would be returned to its original state after the show ended. So, when the show was canceled in 1983, Michael Landon made the decision to build the destruction of the set into an epic ending for the series. In the made-for-TV movie “The Last Farewell,” the Ingalls family and their community must take drastic measures to prevent a land developer from taking over their homes. The dramatic conclusion saw the entire set dynamited as the community looked on. In an interview with The New York Times, Landon explained that he felt the destruction was a fitting end to the pioneer epic, and it provided a sense of emotional release for the cast and crew. (3)

Now, in 2024, these iconic life-sized set façades have been recreated and placed in their original locations, including the famous Ingalls house and Oleson’s Mercantile to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TV show. The three-day 50th Anniversary Cast Reunion & Festival will take place March 22, 23, and 24 in Simi Valley, California. Little House fans will have the chance to tour the Big Sky Ranch and see re-creations of the Ingalls’ farmhouse and barn, the Wilder house, the school for the blind, Hanson’s Mill, the post office, Nellie’s Restaurant, the church, Oleson’s Mercantile, and Walnut Grove Feed and Seed. There will also be multiple opportunities to meet the cast members and learn about their on-set memories.

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135 Comments

  1. My name wafa I really loved the show until today is my favorite one

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  2. Hi, this past weekend I was lucky enough to meet a few of the cast from little house on the prairie in Independence, KS. I was somewhat disappointed that the character Laura Ingles was not present and Mr Edward’s stand in was there signing autographs in his place.
    I did how ever get Miss beadle, Nellie, and Almonzo to sign my 9 season DVD set for me.
    I was a bit sad though that there was not only a fee at the door but all autographs were $10 , we were charged for photos with each of the cast members as well as poster photos costing as well. It kinda put a damper on it costing so much. I was disappointed that Laura was not there and what it cost…a bit high don’t ya think.
    Most celebrities don’t charge their fans for autographs. Maybe photos if they were done professionally but the photos were taken with the fans own phone. Mmmm I grew up watching little house on the prairie. I love it. So down to earth. A simpler time we should all try to get back to someday.

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  3. Watch many episodes for years. Raised in north central Wisc not far from Pepin where a beginning happened to L Ingalls. What an amazing author, and a exemplary cast. Michael Landon a total genius in many ways.

    My sincere thanks to all the cast and crew for one of the best shows ever produced. I will continue to watch these shows and learn so many lessons about life. My blessings to you all.

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  4. I have all of the seasons and I currently watch it every morning and afternoon I loved little house in prairie

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  5. I want to visit and tour little house any way I can

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  6. Really liked Litttle House very much. I am reading the books now.

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    • I watched every episode, never knew the books were written by the real Laura Ingles; I would love also to visit the set!

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  7. Would love a chance to visit ,would be a great experience I grew up watching little house on the prairie, And I love every episode and every character.

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  8. I loved watching Little House On The Prairie..I would come home, hurry and do my chores, just so I watch it.. Thank you all, actresses, actors, producers and directors!! You all did great!!

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  9. Sure wish that it would come to Walnut Grove MN during Wilder Fest.

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  10. Watch, Laugh, Fall in Love, Cry, Learn, understand…

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  11. Hi everyone. I am 56 years old. I grew up watching the show for many years. I recently lost my special needs, 20 year old son. He just passed on the 3rd of April, 2024. Even though I have owned the cd collection for many years now, I’ve been binge watching the series every night on Amazon Prime because it’s just more convenient than having to pop in cd after cd! That being said, even though I can now stream, I still would never give up my collection! It has, been giving me great comfort as I grieve for my son during this difficult time. When my fiancé gave it to me one year for Christmas, I balled like a baby! (Happy tears!) Haha Now with more time for travel, I hope to one day visit the location and see it in person! This would mean so much to me! I grew up in a small town in Vermont and led a life in the country similar to Laura Ingles. I remember trying to catch frogs (“frogg’en”) and hunting and fishing with my dad (Pa)! Oh how I would love to visit the location! I now live in San Diego! I never knew the location was here in California until I just now read this thread! I will be adding this to my bucket list of things to do now that I have more freedom to go places! Thank you to Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, cast and crew for the making of this wonderful show! It has filled my heart with love, joy, and comfort in my heart and in my soul! I will be passing my collection on to my daughter, with the hope that it gives her life some meaning and fills her heart and soul, much like the way it did mine! My sincere gratitude -Michelle, mother of 2.

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  12. I grew up watching this show…I’m now 53 and I still watch it…I always picture myself wanting to live in walnut grove…love the show and all the characters it was an amazing show.

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  13. Grew up on this Show , So much of life in each setting , real , genuine , Great action , acting , productions
    Well done , Great characters
    Our family bought the whole collection so we can always watch and remember Great TV Shows
    That really spoke to your heart

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  14. I so wish that I could attend, OMG that would be so awesome!! I have seen every episode of every season several different times and I have read every Little House book ever written!! I can’t get enough of it!! I still watch the reruns to this day and even my grandchildren enjoy watching it with me❤. I know the show was fictional, but just imagine living there in Walnut Grove!! The simplicity, love for your neighbors and the just everything!! A girl can dream, lol.

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  15. Still watch it everyday /3 episodes ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  16. Love little house on the prairie and all the cast poeple on little house on the prairie

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  17. Best show ever! I have watched every episode for all nine seasons and still enjoy watching the reruns.

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  18. I love Little House on the Prairie I love so much to watch it all the time everyone the show Actress and Actor on the Show !!!!

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  19. Was the best series on TV. I watched the reruns all the time and never get bored.

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  20. I started watching little house when it first aired. I’m now 60 years old and still enjoy watching them all over again and again as my family has reminded me. I was so excited when I found out that there was a chance that shows all of the little house series from begining to end and then starts all over again. I love all the adventures and heart warming episodes as well as the tear jerkers. Thanks so much for all the wonderful things we all felt from the little house on the prairie shows. Mrs. Jeanie Larsen.

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  21. I loved this show so much. The characters were so well cast. I am Melissa Gilbert’s age and I just thought she did such a good job in her role. I still love to watch reruns. The only wholesome thing left to watch. I can not believe it has been 50 years!

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  22. OMG I want to go I’ve lived so long watching that show over and over and over again I just love it it’s so true to its form

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  23. Little House has a place in my heart and always will. I am sad that it no longer exists and sad that star Michael Landon is no longer with us. He was so awesome in all he contributed to the show. None of Little House characters, animals, or all the wonderful episodes will be forgotten. Thanks to all.

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  24. Love to visit

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  25. Question: was Laura and Almanzo’s big boarding house, really the side elevation of the blind school with redressing of the tower and porches?

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  26. I have been obsessed with the the series. I’ve been watching them when I have time. I can’t believe how many dark episodes there are. It takes on a whole new meaning especially for someone older than the series. I still love watching them so does my son. There are many episodes I don’t remember seeing. I wish there were more shows like this for my grandchildren could watch instead of the crap on today.

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  27. I have a place/location that would be awesome to begin a brand new little house on the prairie with a real hidden 49ers camp, horses, cabins, and tons of land both farm and wilderness also lots of hiking trails and I would love to play a part in it. There is even a rifle range, small chappel, and all needed for a set There.
    Little house on the prairie is a huge part of my childhood and still to this day pays in my home.
    I wish I grew up in the 1800s. I know that it was tough times then and has become a bit easier what with cars, tractors and heating and air and the flow of water but I’d choose the 1800s any day over today

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  28. I’m still watching these episodes everyday.I really enjoy it.Maybe one day my grandkids and great grandkids will enjoy watching.

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    • I bought the complete series to watch any time. And still watch the reruns on cozy t.c.

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  29. Loved this show!!!

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  30. Yes! I need to go there.I was chose to be on that show by Michael Landon through the director when I was a blond kid and very active a lot…loved meeting people,but my mom kept saying No after..my older sister got upset for not being picked to be on the show several times and mom was fed up then didn’t let me go and get on the shows with Michael Landon.. right now I’m 56 and no chance to get to where were on sets in Simi Valley..I do want to go there with Melissa Gilbert and others alone…because I’m deaf and hip replacement.. difficult walking with painful bone to bone osteoarthritis knees…. can’t wait to get knee shots and relieve my knees this month…yeah old age. Geez…by the way,I’m from SoCalif..my home is about 15 to 20 minutes from Simi Valley 😉

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  31. I love this show.” I’ve watched this show since the first day it aired. I am 62 years old and still watch til this day. Please keep this show on air. I can always go back to my childhood memories by watching little House on the Prairie. Love it”

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  32. I would have loved to see this set. I still watch episodes of Little House on the Prairie to this day.
    I grew up watching it. Then cable always had it and now I can stream it whenever. It was a wonderful show.

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  33. Always loved the shows couldn’t wait til next week with next show.

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  34. I love little house on the prairie I watched it when I was a kid and I’m 53 now and still watch it its one show that don’t get old I can watch it over and over

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    • Its good to see the kids can live without phones glued to their ears and seem to use their imagination to spend the day. I remember playing with buttons and pretending that a white one and yellow one eas an egg for my doll or trying to sketch little animals on junk mail trying to think thats a great piece of paper..and all mine. Kids aren’t happy and don’t think what they have is valuable… it’s got to be something new or what somebody else has. They have claws for hands that hold phones and I told my 50 year old son to put it down and talk to me and he did and he had this surprised look on his face…how rude. I would never have did that to my grandparents. I loved their stories even though it was in their language and I learned a lot. What is the world going to? There so many good life stories to hear and learn from and I am sure some of the teens and 20’s would like some people to listen without a phone but with a face a smile and a shoulder but you know what you have to give up a practice and make time for family and see what it gives you. You would be amazed what lives we led before we grew older and wiser and could see what you are up to because we did it too. Memories are forever even when we die and so will yours with your kids.. just give it some time and see if you don’t enjoy it too..life goes by really quick and money isn’t what its all about. Eventually you will have more than you will want and your house will be full of years of why do have this and you leave it for your kids to figure that out while you smile with your wings on and say my mom and dad did this too. These are good memories and make them now… you really don’t have that much time and your wasting it… love..grandma

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  35. I watched this show as a child. And still do even today. The show expressed so much values, morals and love for family and friends. And they had was true riches that couldn’t be gift wrapped. The show taught me how to love and understand my own family. I hope they never ever stop show it. Thank you all for how you came into our lives and helped my family.

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    • Como me gustaría visitar esa pradera

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  36. I am a big fan. I own the TV series on roku, with the movies included. I own the books and even a little house cookbook. Couldn’t make it to simi valley valley had to work. I will always love this show. It gave me the full rights n wrong of life and how we have it better than they did. I lost my family but the shows u how fill sticks together and helps when time r tough.

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  37. A show for the whole family!

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  38. As a young child, family would watch each Monday night on NBC. Still watch many of the reruns that are shown. American classic.

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  39. I loved the festival, but our bus tour got canceled due to rain. I really hope they will schedule other tours before taking down the set recreations.

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  40. Can the same pkaces be visited today. I missed the reunion.

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  41. I grew up in Simi Valley. I can remember walking to school and sometimes see Michael Landon in a car heading to Big Sky Ranch. My friends and I used to hike back in to Tapo Canyon where Little House was filmed. It was really kinda cool.

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  42. I have watched this show for years and I continue to watch it in my 60’s. It is a heartfelt story and beautifully created. Many youngsters including myself wanted to be a part of that family. I will continue watching episode after episode. Well done Michael Landon and all the cast!

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  43. I was out of town during this event, how long will the Set be left up if I wanted to take a paid tour?

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  44. Can we the public go and visit this site after March 24, 2024? Will the Little House on the Prairie school/Church, the Olsen’s
    Mercantile, and the Ingalls House remain in tact so we can visit this wonderful place?
    I hope and pray that we can still visit this awesome site after March 24, 2024!!!

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  45. Would like more info on tours

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  46. All I can say is Wow! This is and was one of the Best Shows Ever. I saw the show as a kid and now in my 50’s I still enjoy the show.

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  47. I watch Little House on the prairie all the time I’ve seen every episode I’m sure a hundred times I’m 61 years old and just love watching the show

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  48. I love this show so much I watched it this morning from 8:00 a.m. all the way to midnight actually today, certain episodes I cried on it touched my heart dearly, some of them I learned, I also did some research on the writer the real Laura I’m trying to pronounce the last name.. I also was heartfelt because I know that was a very hard life to live, but they always made it through some kind of way the faith in spirit.

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  49. This show will always hold a special place in my heart. I watched many episodes as a child and because of Little House, I have always called my father, Pa. Such an amazing show, cast and scenery!

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    • I grew up watching this its was one of my most favorites and wish they still had it on t.v.i would love to visit the place they filmed it to bring back memories of watching it.

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  50. Little House on a Prairie was my favorite show I came here in a 80’s I fall in love with this show.. Growing up in a Philippines that’s how we travel in a wagon..Love this show it helps if you have depression thank you so much!!!💗

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  51. I have always watched this show even to this day. I’ve watched all the shows so many times. This show is filled with so much love that was felt by the viewers. I wish that families today had those values. They had so little and had hard times but the love they showed for family friends and even a stranger was overwhelming. Best show ever!!

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  52. I have loved Little HOuse on the Pririe ever since it started and continue to love it and everyone on it. It is from this show that I was so impressed by Michael Landon’s “playing” of the fiddel that I bought a violin and with instruction books, I taught myself to play. I have so much fun playing and I was allowed to play in church for Mass on Sundays(. I got that good at it )

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    • God bless you Judy

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  53. I have watched every season and have all the DVD’s of each season. My husband and I traveled to Mansfield, Missouri to see the Wilders home and Rock house, also visited the Wilders graves, to pay our respects.

    What a wonderful show this was!

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  54. Love this show watch it every day my favorite is when they move the blind school to walnut grove

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  55. This was probably like 36 years ago I went out there to the sky ranch I met the preacher he was out there greeting people I’ve even shook the hand of Merlin Olson I think he was out there too the ex Ram player

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  56. I also loved seeing the little house in the prairie in my childhood and now I see in cozy TV and you tube

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  57. I have always loved little house on the prairie, and still watch the reruns anytime I’m able to find them it. Never gets old to me I can watch it all day long everyday . It is the most heart warming show that I will never ever forget . And be able to come and see a reconstructed imagine of it all I only wish I could be there to see it .that would be a big dream for me. . I commend everyone that had a part of that series of shows it made me wishing I lived back in those days and experienced that kind of life it’s unforgettable . Thanks to everyone

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  58. I watch Little House On The Prairie and still watch it today it’s one of my favorite series incredible I have been a fan since I was a kid.

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    • I watched Little House all the time. If I come across reruns I’m excited. The show had class. Nothing like the stuff on TV these days. No morales! Would have loved to visit the re-creations.

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  59. I’m now reading the little house book series.

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  60. I’ve enjoyed watching Little House on the Prairie through the years. To this day I still watch them on TV and video.

    Susan Holder

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  61. How long will the set be up? Unable to go in march

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  62. WOW!! I have adored “Little House on the Prairie” since The Very 1st
    Episode in 1974!! I still watch it Faithfully, 8 AM, Mon. through Fri!
    I am now 59 years old this year!!
    Thank You All for giving Me, My Brothers, Sisters, Mama & Daddy,
    My Grown Daughter, All 5 of her
    Children & My only GreatGrandson so far!! That’s 5 Generations who’ve
    been Faithful Viewers & Admiring
    Fans!!!!! I now reside in St. Louis,
    Missouri but, I was Born & Raised in
    Southern California so, unfortun-
    ately, I’ll not have the PLEASURE of
    Attending “50” Years of “Little House on the Prairie’s” @ the Big Sky Movie Ranch in Simi Valley!!!
    Happy Anniversary to Little House!!
    Sincerely, Loretta R. Stallone

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  63. I really wish they wouldn’t have destroyed everything. I went there to check it out and was very disappointed. I was looking forward to seeing the house, the store, the church. All it was , was a small replica of the school house and signs where things were.

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  64. The weekend before the festival will it be open still to the public hate to drive all the way out there and not be able to go in please get back to me as I will be in the area that weekend and would love to see it anyways how much is the festival anyway to get in

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  65. Id love to come back to Simi, my home town for this! However Ill be in Colorado at this time. Any chance of another festival in the near future?

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  66. I wish I could win a trip there for me and my friend to go there this month.
    Dreaming again.
    Sincerely,
    Miss Danielle R. Kriso.

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  67. All my life I’ve been dreaming on going to America to walnutgrove be at the seanary with everyone who worked In it back then 1974 I was only 9 years old we lived in Amman jordan many years later I became 24 years old we moved to America to the state of oklahoma which was unbelievable but there was no little house on the prairie until one day we drove to the state of kaunas on our drive we found signs showing a cottage a school and a carriage with big wheels we stood there went in signed our names on the visitors book was one day to remember then one day I saw the part where the town was demolished I was sad cause I thought this town must live on for generations as a tour side for people to go visit now the dream is on again and its gonna be rebuilt all over the wish now is for me to one day go back and be able to visit again cause we left the states years back and now am in Egypt 🇪🇬

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  68. Little house on prairie. Is my favorite movie of all I watch the whole episode of 1 through 9 in the farewell I cried at the end.

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  69. I Grew up in MINNESOTA with my 8 siblings, my younger sister and I were number 8 and 9.
    We played Little House on the Prairie during the summer breaks from school and after school and if our chores were done.
    We watched and cried and laughed with EVERY episode together.
    Our older sister who was in the middle of us 9 children, sewed and made our costumes even pretend hair out of old tights.
    I now live in California I’ve been here with my husband and our 5 children for 16 years and I still enjoy watching reruns of Little House on the Prairie.
    It was a huge part of my life growing up pretending to be Mary and Laura, I was Mary and my younger sister was Laura.
    Our friends or younger cousin played Carrie.
    We would pretend to shoot the beginning of the show where the 3 girls run down the hill and Carrie falls.
    This would be Amazing to go to and meet the Cast.

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  70. I am a huge lifetime fan of Little House on the Prairie! I will be attending the festival and am beyond excited to go! I’ve never been to California. I couldn’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the cast in person and actually walk through “ walnut grove !” This show saved me in many ways growing up and into my adult life. Thank you 🙏 ❤️

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  71. I’ve been watching little house ever-increasing i was 9years old throughout my teenage years and adulthood and now that I’m 62 years of age the cast is like my family I stream it on prime network every day I just can’t get enough of those Ingalls and the Olson’s love them I would love to take a tour through the town to relive those day I watch on television GREAT SHOW, to all those who past away R.I.P they are so very dear to my heart ❤ and will be missed, thank you little house for coming into my living room each and every day

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  72. How do you sign up or register for the tour?

    One of my favorite shows of all time!

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  73. I wish I could go see this! This show was everything to me as a kid. I lived with my mother only so Michael Landon was my t.v dad! Oh how heavenly it would be to see the actual place that my heart was always at.

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  74. I love Little House On The Prairie so very much! I am able to watch the show everyday, as there is an actual “Little House on the Prairie” channel where I live, so can watch it any time all day long! I have loved the show since I saw the very first episode as a young woman in the 70’s! I truly wish I could go to California and visit the Little HOuse on the Prairie re-created site, but I live in the Midwest and am disabled, and just could not make such a long trip. It would be nice if the three-day 50th Anniversary celebration was to be televised.

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  75. My daughter’s grew up watching ‘ Little House in the Prairie’, and we talk about it to this day.
    I am overjoyed that it is being rebuilt.

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  76. I watched little house every episode iam 68 years old and I am still watching reruns the last farewell I will have to say was my favorite. The 100 mile walk was second.putting it back for people to enjoy is awsome.it gives people a glimpse of what things looked like once upon a time. Good luck.oh by the way don’t forget the outhouse.

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  77. Omg since i was a kid i reember watching the pilot episode and i was hooked , and in grammer school i read little house on the prarie that was in the 60s , it was a magical time , just to go back to the time of the ingalls and walnut grove

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  78. I’m just in love with “The Little House on the Prairie” all series
    I grew up watching them as from the Pilot to he Last Farewell
    it was homesome ….heartfelt….honest n good clean cut home show with family values n loved n understanding within heart 💜
    Honest hardworking folks tried to make ends meet go out of their way to earn a hard living
    Like the once said “As long we are all together it’s all that matters no matter what
    That’s was not only WHOLESOME BUT HOMESOME shows that continue to watch over n over captured reminds me back in the day when we didn’t have all that much, but we all had each other and that’s what counts and matters the most
    🥰😍❤️

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  79. Little House On The Prairie was the best family show on t.v for all the family to get together and watch it and especially have family time.

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  80. Avid fan of Little House and would like to do scouting tour.

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  81. Loved this iconic show all through my childhood. Have seen all episodes numerous times. During the lock down I borrowed all seasons from my library and watched them in order. It is on a local channel 3 hours every morning here in Texas. Still the best show on TV.

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    • The show really gave you a picture of us review of what life was like on prairie

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  82. I love Little House on the Prairie. I still watch the show every morning on COZY. It reminds me of how my parents grew up.

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  83. When I was a young girl, one of the boys in my class was ‘famous’. He’d been in a Pepsi commercial, and in an episode of Little House. We lived in Sonora, Ca., and went to school in Columbia. I’ll never forget watching tv, and seeing the young boy from my 4th grade class, on television. We were so proud to be Sleepy Eye, Mn. in Little House On The Prairie.

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  84. I grew up watching Little House,I still watch the reruns. I would have loved to have gone to the reunion but unfortunately couldn’t, recovering
    from foot surgery for the second time. Wished they could do these reunions frequently and last throughout the months of every year so more fans can save $ and attend. Love all the wonderful cast members. Sad to hear a few had passed away RIP 🤍
    I live down the road from Forest view cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon where Mr. Olsen and his two kids are buried, Nellie and willie
    Nellie’s real name was Nellie Owens. Nellie Winfield Owens Kirry is buried beside her brother Willie Owens and father, William Henry Owens.Mrs. Olson, Margaret H. Gibson Owens and Willie’s daughter, Lela M. Owens are buried in the Fairview Pioneer Cemetery in Tillamook, Oregon

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  85. Buongiorno, vivo in Italia e il mio sogno nel cassetto sarebbe andare a visitare questo fantastico posto,ancora oggi guardo le puntate della casa nella prateria,non immagino cosa mi può costare il viaggio e sicuramente non potrò permettermelo..solo a sapere che è stato tutto ricreato non ci dormirò più dalla gioia..quanto mi piacerebbe un giorno poterlo vedere!!🥰 Anna.

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    • Loved watching the Ingles Little House on the prairie I’m 60 years old until now I still watch the shows.
      ❤️❤️❤️

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  86. Really enjoyed every episode,
    It would be great to see it back on, running again

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    • Tommy Burks,if you look on the Play Store app and possibly Apple Store you can find the Pluto and Tubi streaming apps.Both have Little House on the Prairie seasons and both apps are free with just a few commercials.

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    • I have a ruku TV set. It already has a ruku site that you can watch .. Little house on the Prairie. It has all Episodes starting with the first to the last.

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    • It is on a roku channel! Every Sunday I watch it. I have to make my kids turn the channel so I can get something done, it has been my favorite show my whole life and still going. I honestly was born in the wrong era

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    • I am watching it on freevee

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  87. If the bus tours are sold out for the three days are the tours available on other days not festival related?? I couldn’t imagine going all that way and being so close to the ranch and not being able to see it. Everything sounds super entertaining though !!

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  88. My God this came up, as I’m watching little house on the prairie. I’ve seen mostly all episodes. Love watching this show. Also all characters that played in it.

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  89. I love Little House On The Prairie. The cast was excellent also. There’s not a single episode that I missed when I was growing up.. The books are magnificent as well!! To bad there can’t be a reunion on TV for it. Michael Landon was a great actor in all of his shows.. I loved all the actresses and actors. LONG LIVE “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE”!!!

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    • I agree a reunion would be great. But as you say Michael Landon has passed ..Then all others Mr. Mrs Olsen, Doc Baker, Mr. Edwards, Lars Hanson, I can’t think of actress that died in house fire and her husband in show in real life gone. However would be nice if rest would have a reunion.

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      • Alice Garvey and Jonothan Garvey.

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      • I.like.this.show.

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  90. I really love Little House On The Prarie. In 2007 I had a chance to go to Walnut Grove, MN. I saw Plum Creek, and the original dugout site where the Ingalls lived while Charles was building their house.

    We also visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum in the town of Walnut Grove. That was very fascinating. They had both the real history of the Ingalls family, plus the history of the Little House TV show, including accounts of the cast who occasionally visited Walnut Grove.

    The town is very proud to be one of the places where the Ingalls family lived, and having a TV show based on the their lives in Walnut Grove. The Ingalls probably only lived in Walnut Grove for about 2 years in real life, but the town is very proud of their history.

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    • My favorite show ever ❤️ will be a pleasure to meet the cast and meet their location,but unfortunately can’t afford it. Otherwise I live far away from California. My best wishes to all.

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  91. Interested in learning more. I am a huge fan of little house on the prairie.

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  92. Unfortunately I will be out of town but I would have definitely gone.
    To bad not more dates for tours since going through all the trouble of making Walnut Grove.

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  93. I was sick a couple of weeks ago. Well, I found Little House on the Prairie and spent every day with the Ingalls.
    So many heart felt stories❤️
    It would be great to visit Walnut Grove, but it would be so sad without Pa Ingalls. His laugh, smile and Heart to me made the show. Don ‘t get me wrong I loved the whole cast. They are still making me smile🙏❤️

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  94. I would love to come. Karen Grassle is my cousin and I would love 2 meet her. However I am having a hard time finding someone to go with me. Don’t want to go alone.

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    • I would love to go with you and even planned on going but finances kept getting in the way and now it’s to late to get a motel flights and whatnot 😔

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  95. when I grow up my dad and I watch it we love it and now I am getting my daughter watching the little house we just love it . we would watch it every day and throw the night

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  96. 3/1/24 I love that they’re doing this I still watch reruns of Little House on the Prairie I just did yesterday, this would be amazing to go here, but I would probably just stand there and cry, because this was one of the best TV shows ever made, when I was younger I always thought I wish I had a father like Charles

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  97. Just a wonderful opportunity to relive such a wonderful show and memories my absolute favorite show of all time ,I love every single cast member like my very own family.

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  98. In 1974 I worked at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood as a waitress. A red headed bartender told me he knew the first cameraman in the TV show “Little House of the Prairie”. He asked me if I would like to go to the location. I answered, yes. We drove on the freeway right across from 5 Flags. I saw Michael Landon walk wearing his hat walking through the town. I saw Mr. Olsen sweep the porch in front of his store speaking his script. Years later I drove there alone, the gate was opened and I drove to where the little house was still there. I walked inside the little house and found a shell, no fireplace there. But there I was, standing there in ” The Little House of the Prairie”. Paramount filmed the interiors of the House in there in the studio. I was born in Los Angeles in 1951. I was seen many actors and some I have known personally. So happy the “Little House of the Prairie” lives in our remembers, and see them in DVDs. Cindy 👋

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  99. Will it be worth it to travel for this event if we can’t get bus tour passes? Will weiss too much without the tour?

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  100. It was something I enjoyed with my mom growing up. We saw it from the very first episode. I still watch the show til this day.

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  101. Love that show. I’m watching it for 4th time now. I live in Minnesota, about 2 and a half hours drive from Walnut Grove. They are going to have the 50’s Aniversary celebration on july this year. I will be there to join them.

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  102. I love the Little House On The Prairie episodes ☺️.

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  103. when do they do this?

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  104. Hi! The bus tour of the set facades is sold out on all three days of the 50th anniversary festival. Does anyone know if tours will be available to take after the festival? I can’t seem to find anything online that answers this question. Thanks!

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  105. I LOVE Little House on the Prairie, wish I would be able to make it. I think it would be neat to have a gift shop in the Mercantile with it up and running like in the show and offer a limited menu at Nellie’s Restaurant to top it all if. Would be an amazing idea.

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  106. La Pequeña Casa en la Pradera, a mis 53 años de vida, ha sido maravilloso crecer, y ver crecer a mis hijas mirando The Little House, dejó enseñanzas y valores sobre todo basado en la unión familiar, el sacrificio y humildad! Grande The Little House por siempre en nuestros corazones desde la Patagonia Chilena, vaya mis respetos y admiración… ❤️👏

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  107. Love that show

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    • I love little house on the prairie as I grew up with the show.and still watch re runs.love the whole cast..and watching the show till 2am..when I got to get up for work very emotional episodes. For real life .miss the cast for some have past. Michael and Edward’s were phenomenal..rest in peace..wish I could some day get to see the show area..but will always have it in my ❤️..

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  108. How wonderful ! Please send me all articles and fan features . I wish you all much success and wish I could be there.

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  109. I loved this show so much and watched the re-runs over and over. I would love to meet the cast as it has been so many years. To see the recreation of the set is awesome. The books that Laura wrote will forever be in our hearts. I remember one of my teachers reading one of her stories. Thank you to all the cast members for shaping our lives. May Michael Landon rest in peace and many blessings to all.

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  110. I’m a huge fan of LHOTP and was sad to see it end. Especially the loss of Michael Landon and Victor French. I love the show. I always dream to on on the show and still do! I am deaf. I hope to join the event next year!

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  111. The Best family show out there I have such heartfelt memories of watching this show weekly as I was growing up and I am forever grateful for that wonderful cast I still watch the reruns regularly.

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  112. Love this show. Still record it everyday. I grew up in Simi Valley but family moved to Colorado in 1973. Was always proud to know that this was filmed in our town. Such a good show!

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  113. Little House was always my favorite since I was young. A little glimpse of heaven as it was so good. Michael Landon done such a fabulous job. Never been to California. It would be awesome to visit the filming location and the town someday.

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  114. Little House has been my favorite show for as long as ot began. I loved every cast of m ember and I was devastated with the loss of Michael Landon. I loved how everything including the acting was so great you felt like you were there. Thank you everyone who had any place or part of Little House. I wish you the best of everything.

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  115. LHOTP is simply the best show ever made! I was born with one leg shorter than the other, a bad hip and a severe scoliosis of the spine. My parents were embarrassed about this and never talked about it! LHOTP showed Me how to live with dignity and the My disability could be a character building asset ! In short, Little House made My life better and I am forever grateful for Melissa Ellen Gilbert and Michael Landon!

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    • LHOTP is a staple in my house for the past 2 years. It was needed for a sense of calmness as I watched the Ingalls family struggle to live. Their family love beat their lack of wealth and their many hardships. And Laura Ingalls was a sassy brat with her antics, reminds me of some kids I know. The acting was superb across the board. So glad to see there was a recent celebration of this show. May it live on. And Michael Landon left us too early.

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