Journey into the visual memories of homestead days at the Prairie Homestead. Experience the original “green” home just north of the Badlands of South Dakota. Fun for all ages. Explore a typical sod homesteader’s life in pioneer clothing. 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.
National Register of Historic Places
South Dakota State Historic Site
A video presentation. Enjoy a studio tour in sod home including a walking tour of root cellar, outhouse, chicken coop and barn. Enjoy the livestock, prairie dogs, and other sites and sounds of the prairie while you 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 and western souvenirs, western artwork, custom designed t-shirts, and more.
Group tour friendly.
Located 2 miles south of I-90, Exit 131 - Badlands Exit. 1/2 mile north of Badlands National Park on 240 Loop.
Open daily May thru October.
NO reservations necessary
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