Prairie Homestead

4.411 Votes
  • Address: 21070 SD-240, Philip, SD 57567, Philipsburg, United States
  • Phone: +1-6054335400
  • Tags: Family And Kids

The Prairie Homestead is a sod house located at 21070 South Dakota Highway 240 north of Interior, South Dakota. The house was constructed by Ed brown and his wife in 1909. The Browns built their home with sod bricks and topped it with a grass roof. It is one of the few remaining sod homes in the state. The home is now open to visitors for tours and houses farm animals and prairie dogs on its grounds. The prairie dog observation point is only 3 mins away by car which is perfect for spend some time watching and listening to the prairie dogs.

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  • Prairie Homestead Address: 21070 SD-240, Philip, SD 57567, Philipsburg, United States
  • Prairie Homestead Contact Number: +1-6054335400
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  • Worth a visit! The prairie dogs are so cute! Being able to go inside the sod house really gives you a feel of what life was like back then.

  • Great piece of history as this is a real sod house like what frontiersman would have built and lived in. Yard contains numerous white prairie dogs... Never seen them before!

  • Loved visiting this unique view of early living in such a beautiful and stunning location. The entire homestead was open to be touched felt and held, do not miss the opportunity to pet the goats they are so very friendly.

  • very nice place. good place to see some prarie dogs and its very informative and educational. very eye opening. Its rough and dirty but thats the way they lived!

  • Great little place to visit: unlike many other historic sites, you can actually go inside and touch the items--a big plus for curious kids (and adults). You can also dress up in old clothing, though there is a bit limited selection. Price in July 2019: $6/adult, kids 0-9 free. No hours posted, though; the day we went (a Saturday), they were open until 5:45pm.

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