De Smet South Dakota
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DeSmet Area Chamber of Commerce
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Ingalls Homestead
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant
Maynards Food Center
The Loftus Store


De Smet, South Dakota was first settled in 1879 and named in honor of Father Peter De Smet, an early apostle to the Indians of South Dakota. De Smet was actually founded in 1880 and then elected the county seat of Kingsbury County.

De Smet, SD had been at one time was called Cream City because it lay in the heart of a dairying section of the state.

A farm stead just outside of De Smet is the birthplace of Rose Wilder Lane, the writer of “Little House on the Prairie”. Every summer you can experience a unique journey into the life and history of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Take a covered wagon ride across the prairie, participate in hands-on pioneer activities and visit the two original homesteads of the Ingalls family.

De Smet, South Dakota also lies in the glacial lakes area and is considered a sportsman’s paradise. The pheasant hunting and fishing is some of the best in the state. Accommodations are never a problem with the numerous lodges, motels and bed and breakfast in the area.

Picture your next travel stop in De Smet South Dakota!

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De Smet
Chamber of Commerce

July 10, 2009

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

Friendship soon turns to romance for Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder in this year`s live production of ''These Happy Golden Years.'' This is the heartwarming and unforgettable story of Laura Ingalls growing up on the Dakota prairies. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week in July.

De Smet Admission: Yes
  Adults: $8
  Children: $5
605-860-8825 - Ann Lesch
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society