West Bend, IA: Grotto of the Redemption

______________________ FREE, but accept donations HOURS: Shrine Daily: 24 hours Gift Shop Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Guided Tours I am not sure of the times NOTES: *They also have a museum *They have a campground LOCATION: 300 N Broadway Ave West Bend, Iowa PHONE: (515) 887-2371 WEBSITE: Grotto … Continue reading

Burr Oak, IA: Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum

Although Burr Oak wasn’t mentioned in the Little House on the Prairie books, the Ingalls family lived here for a while. Laura’s baby sister, Grace, was born while they lived in Burr Oak. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pa helped to run The Master’s Hotel. The hotel is still here & is … Continue reading