Vote for your favorite attraction in South Dakota!
USA TODAY chose the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites in De Smet as one of the 20 nominees. Readers are encouraged to choose their favorite attraction to create a top 10 list. Other nominees include Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore. Use the link below to cast your vote.
The beloved children's book author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867. 150 years later, people still love her books and stories.
Join us for Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday celebration on July 14-16, 2017!
Alison Arngrim, "Nellie Oleson" from the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series
Dean Butler, "Almanso Wilder" form the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series
Nancy Koupal, Editor of "Pioneer Girl Perspectives"
Judy Thompson, Illustrator of "Pioneer Girl"
William Anderson, Author and Wilder Historian
July 14- 15: Autographs, Demonstrations, Pioneer Crafts & MORE
July 16: Photo Session & Alison Arngrim's "Confessions from the Prairie" Comedy Show
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From remote hideaways to coastal harbors, discover the towns that topped our list this year
By Jackie Mansky with additional research by Lauren Johnson and Jesse Sparks
MAY 2, 2017 1:00PM
Your favorite small town probably doesn’t look quite like how Norman Rockwell drew it. Small towns may be united by their modest population sizes, but they’re remarkable for their diversity of character. And so for the sixth-annual round of Smithsonian.com's America’s Best Small Towns, we set out on a quest to find 20 great slice-of-life (and if you’re Rockland, Maine, also award-winning slice-of-pie) small towns full of unique flavor.
To help us on our task,...