Pepin County

  • This reconstructed log cabin in Pepin is a replica of the now-famous "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    This reconstructed log cabin in Pepin is a replica of the now-famous "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Pepin County is famous for being the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder. An opportunity to learn about life when she called it home and the greater history of the area are available and are a favorite of visitors. A replica of her log home is available to visit, and more exhibits and history relating to the era in which she lived can be seen at the Pepin Historical Museum. Pepin County is also the site of the Woodlawn home from the Caddie Woodlawn books and is open to visitors as an official Wisconsin Historical Site. If experiencing the area’s recreation for yourself is what interests you, the Chippewa River State Trail, natural areas, and many county parks will meet your needs. Hiking, biking, canoeing, and cross country skiing are just a few of the ways to enjoy Pepin County’s beautiful natural resources.