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Prairie Homestead
21070 Hwy 240
Philip, SD

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Journey into the visual memories of what life was like during the homestead days at the Prairie Homestead. Experience the original "green" home just north of the Badlands of South Dakota. The Homestead is fun for all ages. Explore a typical sod homesteader's life in pioneer clothing. Attraction is a real western adventure including farm animals and rare white prairie dogs.

The Prairie Homestead is one of the only original farm sod homes intact today. This pioneer home was built in 1909 of dirt bricks and a grass roof. These early pioneers came west looking for land where they could fulfill their dreams. This is a family attraction that includes a history room, with optional video presentation. A walking tour of the sod home, root cellar, outhouse, chicken coop and barn can be experience at your leisure. Experience the lifestyle of your pioneer ancestors.

Prairie Homestead Visitor Center includes handicap accessible restrooms, snack bar with some seating, gift shop featuring antiques, pioneer souvenirs, western artwork, custom designed t-shirts, and more.

Listed on: National Register of Historic Places South Dakota State Historic Site

Hours of Operation:
May, September and October 9AM to 5PM

Last tour at 4:30PM

June, July and August 7:30AM to 6PM

Last Tour at 5:30PM

Driving Directions: I-90 Exit 131 south on Hwy 240 2 miles. Just 1/2 mile before the east entrance to the Badlands National Park. Family and Group rates available.


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