800.880.3383 | 605.854.3383 |P.O. Box 426, 105 Olivet Avenue, De Smet, South Dakota, USA|

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes

Summer Theater Production

The Laura Ingalls Wilder

 Summer Theater Production

 Please join us for a glimpse into America's pioneer past with pioneer girl, Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.   The setting sun provides a wonderful backdrop for the outdoor pageant.  The pageant is held one mile southeast of De Smet.


Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, The Long Winter tells the story of De Smet's first winter in 1880-1881.  New to the Dakota prairie, De Smet residents expect the railroad to ship supplies into town through the winter.  Winter sets in early and frequent blizzards stand the trains in Minnesota.  With a limited supply of food and fuel, the Ingalls family and De Smet residents must figure out how to survive the long, hard winter.

2016 Pageant

   The Long Winter

   July  7.8.9

    July 14.15.16

   July 21.22.23

  •     Pageant Performances Outdoors at 8:00 p.m.
  •     Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
  •     Tickets: Adults $12.00, Children $8.00
  •     Tickets for July 14 & 15: Adults $15.00, Children $6.00
  •     For your comfort and pleasure bring jackets, the prairie evenings can get cool.
  •     Some seating is provided - may wish to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
  •     Concessions on grounds.
  •     Souvenirs and Programs available.
  •     Free wagon rides for the children.
  •     Visit with performers after the pageant.

  Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Society

   Box 154 De Smet, SD 57231 

  Telephone: 1-800-880-3383 or 1-800-776-3594