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Strasburg, North Dakota: Lawrence Welk Birthplace Team Field Report

Ludwig and Christina Welk Homestead

845 88th St. SE, Strasburg, ND
Ludwig and Christina Welk Homestead. From US Hwy 83 in Strasburg drive west on 89th St. SE for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto 88th St. SE and drive north for one mile. Turn left onto 88th St. SE and drive west a half-mile. Turn right onto 8th Ave. SE and drive north a third of a mile, then turn right to get to the Welk Homestead.
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Lawrence Welk Birthplace

The very clean birthplace of entertainer Lawrence Welk, aka Mr. Wunnerful. Report...

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Lawrence Welk Homestead

This is the original homestead of Lawrence Welk's family. There is the house, blacksmith shop, barn and more. Currently by appointment only, but you can walk around the grounds.

[Jody Nyers, 06/23/2015]

In the barn hay loft doorway, look for a mannequin holding an accordion -- he's been there for decades.

Lawrence Welk Birthplace

We had read that tours were only available Friday through Monday so made a special trip to arrive on time. It was Sunday and no one was around. We spoke with a gentleman who had also stopped, but had visited with folks in Strasburg as well. Apparently, the site doesn't get much traffic and the town can't get anyone to man the place regularly. Tours are still available, but call the number listed for a private tour. We could still wander the grounds and take photos. Still well kept up.

[Sandy, 07/12/2010]

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