From 1974 to 1983, the main characters (and a few guest stars!) charmed us on the small screen. That's why we had to find out what they were up to now.
At only 9 years old, she beat out for the coveted role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House.
Gilbert continues to act, playing small roles on shows like Nip/Tuck and 7th Heaven. And recently, she was even a celebrity contestant on Dancing With The Stars. But in a twist on the role that got her famous, Gilbert played Ma Ingalls in a touring production of Little House in 2009.
Though acting is clearly her first love, she's pursuing a life in politics: She's currently running as the 2016 Democratic candidate for Michigan's 8th congressional district.
As the Ingalls family's leader Charles Ingalls, Landon won over the hearts of American audiences with his and gentle appeal.
Sadly, after playing the main character in the NBC's successful drama Highway to Heaven and receiving numerous honors and accolades, Michael Landon passed away in 1991 from lung cancer.
Though she played Laura's manipulative nemesis Nellie Oleson, Alison Arngrim was cute as a button.
It's no surprise that the always-snarky Nellie ended up being a standup comedienne. Arngrim not only released a comedy album called Heeere's Amy, but she also wrote her very funny autobiography titled, .
This blonde hunk played Laura's handsome love interest (and eventual husband) on Little House.
Now 59, Butler is an accomplished stage actor, playing lead roles in Into the Woods and West Side Story. He's also contributed considerably to the legacy of the show, narrating several hours of behind-the-scenes and extra footage for Little House DVDs' bonus features.
Remember that time Jason Bateman was on Little House on the Prairie? Probably not, but it's true: The A-list actor's first big role was on the show in 1981 playing James Cooper Ingalls.
Best known for his award-winning role as Michael Bluth on the acclaimed comedy series Arrested Development, Bateman has also starred in big Hollywood films, too. In 2015 alone, he appeared in and The Family Fang.
At just 12 years old, Anderson had already played roles on big name shows like Bewitched and . So she was already a seasoned pro by the time she played Mary Ingalls on Little House in 1974.
Now in her 50s — though you would never know it by looking at her — Melissa has enjoyed a consistent acting career with both film and TV roles. And in 2010, she released her autobiography, .
The relatively unknown actress auditioned for and won the part of Ma, the strong and loving matriarch of the Ingalls family.
Since the show ended, Grassle, now 73, has appeared in small roles on shows like Murder, She Wrote and in theatrical productions, including the title role of Driving Miss Daisy. As you can see, she still looks absolutely radiant.
At age 11, this 90s teen queen played Jenny Wilder for season nine of Little House.
Doherty went on to enjoy a successful career playing Brenda Walsh on the '90s hit 90210 and witch Prue Halliwell in Charmed. And her career doesn't show any signs of slowing down: In 2015, she's starring in multiple films, including Bukowski, Bethany, and MallBrats.
Check out that cute clipped-back hairdo! When she was just 6, Richards got her start on Little House playing Alicia Sanderson Edwards.
If her name sounds familiar but you can't quite place her, there's a reason: Kyle Richards is now a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Who would've guessed that a kid from Little House would wind up on the Real Housewives?